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I've been told it was made for cowboys action shooting but it sure looks damn good to use for deer hunting
how many of you bought them for deer hunting?
 

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Didn't just buy them for Cowboy shooting, but I have the 1895 .45-70, the .336 .38-55 and the .45 Colt. All get used for CB shooting and deer hunting. The .45 Colt only with hot loads not used for Cowboy shooting.

All three are great guns.
 

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Hunted last week with my 336CB 30-30. It barked twice and two deer fell. Both shots were close, 65 (body shot) and 85 (neck shot) yards. I did change the rear sight to the standard folding semi-buckhorn sight found on the upper end Marlins. I get much better results with that sight. The load?? should anyone ask is, 28 gr. RE7 and Winchester 150 Gr PP, Lyman dies with a Lee factory crimp. This load is very accurate in all my 30-30s. I plan to use the Cowboy extensively this season.

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Last year I used a 336 CB in 38-55 and killed a deer with it using the WW factory load–one shot.

This year I'll be using an 1895 CB 45-70 with a handload with a 300 gr bullet.

Yes, we use our cowboy rifles to hunt.
 

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I have been deer hunting this week with my 38/55. I shot a deer with it last year. It is a nice rifle to carry in the field. I dont even shoot matches any more.
 
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Two seasons ago I used the 1895 (45-70) , 336(30-30) and 336(38-55). All had Lyman tang soghts and all were loaded with home cast bullets. Shot a big 6 point with the 45-70 , a spike with the 38-55 and a doe with the 30-30.
 

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I use my 1894D in 44-40 for deer hunting and have done quite well with it. Never needed more than one shot.

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I haven't hunted deer with my 1895CB but, I did take a Kudu, Wildebeest and a Zebra with it in RSA this summer.
 

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I took a nice little buck three years ago with my 1894CCL .41 Rem Mag. Haven't gotten one with the 1894CB II .44, yet.
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I hunt with my 336CB in 30-30 also. the stock is showing some wear but i figure i buy my guns to use, not to look at like they were museum pieces. Took an 8 pointer with it the first year I had it, then I got to having trouble seeing the buckhorn sights so I didnt use it for hunting for a couple years. this year I installed a set of Williams 5D reciever sights and its back in the rotation for deer hunting. It is a very accurate rifle.
 

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I have a 1895 Cowboy in 45/70, great deer gun or any big game animal in North America. I may not use it on mountain sheep where extra long range shots are the norm.

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If the .32 H&R comes out, would anyone hunt with it? Seems a little light for deer, but they do pick up speed in a rifle barrel.
 
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Next year I may try the 1894 Cowboys , as I already have the 44 MAG , 357 MAG and 45 Colt . Also I have an 1894CCL in 32-20 that I have cast squirrel loads for , if I hold my shots to 50 yards or less with a different bullet I may be able to get a deer with it :D
 

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I hunted with the 45/70 Cowboy last year. Next year (2005)-- Will be taking a Marlin Cowboy rechambered to .50 Alaskan on a bear hunt.
 
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buckeyeshooter said:
I hunted with the 45/70 Cowboy last year. Next year (2005)-- Will be taking a Marlin Cowboy rechambered to .50 Alaskan on a bear hunt.
Works for me :!: :D
 

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Since my last post here, add another 3-point at 50yds to Ol' #81's record (my CCL in 44-40) of one shot kills. Haven't missed one yet.

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I used my 1895CB this year, took a nice meat buck at 100 yards
with my 45/70. and a 405 grn cast bullet .

one month prior, hunting buddy borrowed my 45/70 for a day of
bear hunting, he took a 250 lb black with the 350 grn Hornady
FN.
 
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