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I'm a bit tired of the AR thing. So I picked up this rifle today. No rails, no pistol grips, no red-dots, no detachable magazine. Just some .44 Magnum goodness.









 
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Sweet...

But you might reconsider the "no red dot" thing at some point down the line. A big bore lever rifle with a micro red dot makes for a dandy hog gun.

 
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congrats. a good trigger is a plus. They are fun to shoot.

Rogue, how is yours set up. I had not thought of doing that to mine. But think that could be an awesome set up considering the range capabilities of the 44mag carbine. What is that red dot?

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Picked up a Marlin 1894 in .357 recently, and it’s really fun to shoot. Looks just like yours. The only thing I added was a leather wrap on the lever. Really saves the fingers. Smile

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I really like my Marlin 45-70 lever gun with open sights. Damn thing is built like a tank too. Smile


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I really like my Marlin 45-70 lever gun with open sights. Damn thing is built like a tank too. Smile


Me, too. I've owned two - one with micro-groove rifling, and the one I have now with deep cut rifling. My last one had a Lyman peep sight on it. My current one has just open sights.
 
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Rogue, how is yours set up. I had not thought of doing that to mine. But think that could be an awesome set up considering the range capabilities of the 44mag carbine. What is that red dot?


It's not mine, but that's a Marlin 1894 in .44 Magnum, with an XS rail and peep sights, plus a Sig Romeo 5 red dot in a low mount.
 
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Nice Marlin! You're going to love that gun...and I agree, they're a nice break from ARs. I have an 1894 in .357, and it's my favorite rifle. I also have a 336 in .30-30, and an 1895 in .45-70...all straight stocked. I keep getting this urge to buy an 1894 in .45 Colt, but I keep telling myself I don't need it because there's nothing it can do that I can't do with my .45-70...except shoot .45 Colt.
 
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Very nice, you’re gonna love it. They’re a giggle to shoot. I had one exactly like yours but without the cross bolt safety. I really want to replace it with a .357 some day.
 
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i had one in 45-70. Hated it more than any rifle I have ever owned. And I am not recoil sensitive. I really like mine in 44 Rem mag. I had one in 45 Colt and is one of two firearms I regret letting go. It was nothing like the 45-70 to shoot. It was a joy.



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I have an 1895 SBL in 45/70. Shot my first deer with it on Saturday. 300gr Win Super X JHP round. I have a Pachmayr 'Decelerator' butt pad on it.

The deer made it 25 feet. One shot, one kill.
 
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I have an 1895 SBL in 45/70. Shot my first deer with it on Saturday. 300gr Win Super X JHP round. I have a Pachmayr 'Decelerator' butt pad on it.

The deer made it 25 feet. One shot, one kill.



Congratulations!

I really, really like the 45-70 cartridge.


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i had one in 45-70. Hated it more than any rifle I have ever owned.


Do you reload? If I didn't, I'd probably feel the same way about my 1895 (and probably would have gotten rid of it just like you did!). The first time out with it I had a box of 325 Gr Leverevolution I'd picked up at the gun store. Every shot was like being kicked in the shoulder by an angry mule. I made it through 12 rounds out of the 20.

Handloading, I use primarily 405Gr flat nose (there's a huge difference in POI between the different bullet weights, so I try to stick with one). I can download the 405s with Trailboss or Unique to get a light cowboy action type load similar to the .45LC, or load up some really stout shoulder-busters if I want. Not to mention, reloading gets me down to about $0.35/rd compared to > $1.00/rd commercial.
 
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I have an 1895 SBL in 45/70. Shot my first deer with it on Saturday. 300gr Win Super X JHP round. I have a Pachmayr 'Decelerator' butt pad on it.

The deer made it 25 feet. One shot, one kill.



Congratulations!

I really, really like the 45-70 cartridge.


Thanks, hoping to take it bear hunting next spring
 
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You need a Ruger Super Blackhawk to go with it!




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Ha! Great minds think alike. I bought one of those, too. And a Redhawk. I was a little light in the .44 Magnum field. Both the Blackhawk and Redhawk are stainless, though. The revolvers should be in on next tuesday.
 
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I really like my Marlin 45-70 lever gun with open sights. Damn thing is built like a tank too. Smile


I love mine as well but opted to scope it because of my aging eyes.



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Marlin .44 mag 1894, and 1895 .45-70 are a hoot to shoot!! About as much fun as you can have with a short-medium distance rifle.
 
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