Marlin 45/70

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by Jackman, May 15, 2012.

  1. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Whats the purpose of a Marlin 45/70, its a big arse bullet looks like an Elephant stopper....
  2. jack404

    jack404 Former Guest

    Jan 11, 2010
    buffulo and man gun

  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Member

    Nov 15, 2011
    nc mountains
    Wikipedia ---OR Punch holes thru big bears , it does make a good close up or back up around browns and grizzly country. Knocks 400lb hogs down easily. Handload and go after big afican game. Or just to load down for a big bore plinker.
  4. Jackman

    Jackman Member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Thanks , its a big round I like to shoot one someday!
  5. hstout1143

    hstout1143 Well-Known Member

    Jan 3, 2012
    I'll be taking mine to northern California for bear this year.
  6. TheGunClinger

    TheGunClinger Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    And they are a hoot to shoot!

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  7. myfriendis410

    myfriendis410 Member

    Mar 30, 2011
    Lompoc California
    The cartridge also lends itself to handloading cast bullets. If you are thinking of going that route, stay away from any microgrooved guns. You want a ballard cut rifling. The shorter-barreled versions (like the guide gun) can be pretty brutal to shoot with a lot of blast and recoil.

    I shoot a single shot (Sharps) that I've killed a couple of hogs with, but mainly use it for punching paper with a heavy bullet. It's an easy cartridge to load.
  8. tim peterson

    tim peterson Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    Back in the late 70s early 80s my brother used a 45/70 to hunt the S platte river bottom. Looked like the one in Gun Clingers picture. In that heavy cover situation that bullet worked very well. He made some great shots couple at 200yds and collected two nice white tail bucks
  9. BETH

    BETH Well-Known Member

    Jul 10, 2009
    wow those are big bullets
  10. Little Rooster

    Little Rooster New Member

    Oct 17, 2007
    Old Dominion
    I use mine for squirrel hunting
  11. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    I see Rossi has one in 45-70 that also handles 410 shells! a dual purpose gun!
  12. as a reloader i can bring my loads up to 458 win mag standards.this means i have enough gun for anything that was a black powder load at first introduction and at that a fairly tame not load anything you are not sure reloads would destroy early model rifles that were meant for black powder and some new ones. old semperfi
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