Got me a pair of new rifles

Discussion in 'Guns - Blackpowder' started by Guns & Cockpits, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. Guns & Cockpits

    Guns & Cockpits New Member

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    Finally talked the wifey into a couple of the guns that I'm truly passionate about, the good ole lever actions. Brand spankin' new Marlin 1895 XLR .45-70, and it's trusty sidekick, a Marlin 336W 30-30. I'm havin' a ton of fun with them, can't wait for hunting season!

    http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f90/cessnapilot72/DSC00130.jpg

    Pictured with a few Buffalo Bore 500 grain .45-70s, you know, in case of that rogue hippopotamus or something.
     
  2. jlingle

    jlingle New Member

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    Oooooohhhhh baby! I've always wanted a 45-70 guide gun. Those babies are nice. I have a passion for killing pigs, and that is some snazzy pig medicine. One of these days, I keep telling myself that I'll run across one at a decent price. Maybe someday.

    Jerrod
     

  3. cook

    cook New Member

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    Hornaday has a new line of 'LeverEvolution" cartridges,a poloymer tipped spitzer bullet made for tubular magazines.,supposed to be good out to 300 yards.....give us a review!! :)
     
  4. 223reload

    223reload New Member

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    nice rifles there ,I personally would give my eye teeth to get a replica 1885 HI Wall in 45/70 just like to keep things traditional
     
  5. SeedTick

    SeedTick New Member

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    Lever guns are to cool. I especially like the stainless one. Thanks for the picture. When you've shot it some tell us how they do.

    st
     
  6. Jesse168

    Jesse168 Member

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    One of these days I'm going to find me a good deal on a lever action 45/70.

    I do have the marlin 336 in 30/30 and 35 Remington and I also have an original 1878 Trapdoor 45/70. That trapdoor just can't take any high pressure loads though.

    Jesse
     
  7. Sparky Larson

    Sparky Larson New Member

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    All I got to say Eric, is you have a really nice wife. Those are nice rifles!
    Sparky
     
  8. Guns & Cockpits

    Guns & Cockpits New Member

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    Thank you sir. She is fantastic to say the least.

    I should give a bit of credit to my folks, too, as it was her and them that bought the 336 for me for Christmas. It was the XLR that I had to actually talk the wifey into! What a chore, but well worth it.

    I took the XLR out today and got to fire off a couple of boxes of the new Hornady LeverEvolution ammo. Great stuff. .45-70 isn't a 150 yard gun anymore. Easy out to 300, probably could have pushed it further, but I'm honestly not that good of a rifleman. We also shot some of the Buffalo Bore 500 grainers, but those don't get nearly the distance. But I can't imagine a bullet that size not being able to take just about anything in North America from 50 yards or closer.
     
  9. catsmith1

    catsmith1 New Member

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    Man I drooled on the key board again!

    Those are some purdy peashooters!
     
  10. flathead willie

    flathead willie Well-Known Member

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    Those are real nice guns! I've always wanted a Sharps or Spencer in 45-70. I don't know what I'd do with it since there ain't many Buffalo in Virginia these days.
     
  11. massa_jorge

    massa_jorge New Member

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    those are sweet! i think that xlr was designed with the leverevolution ammo in mind. if you kill something with that ammo, i'd like to hear about the performance!