Thoughts on a 450 Marlin?

Larryh
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 16:58 (5 days ago)

Found one at a LGS awhile back and finally got around to shooting it Sunday. I’ve had the pleasure of shooting some big rifle cartridges in my past, including a .460 Weatherby, and have owned a .416Rigby and 375H&H in #1’s for a short time. But... that Marlin .450 was BRUTAL! It may have to find a new home! Had a bit of a problem with feeding so will have to work on that and make up some lighter handloads for it. I’ll see?

I had one and it was OK, brass getting little sparse

WB
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 17:45 (5 days ago) @ Larryh

It is truly designed around that 300 gr. And does really well with them, feeds smooth. Trying some of those 400+ gr. And they are getting long for the internal capacity, which is less than the .45-70. That belt is really thick so you can’t accidentally slide it in say a .300 Win.! Good thinking on their part.

IT IS A .45-70 WITH A DIFFERENT HEAD. SO

JT
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 17:53 (5 days ago) @ WB

THE RECOIL IS THE SAME. BOTH CAN BE BRUTAL. MINE WILL BE PASSED ON DOWN TO ONE OF THE GRANDKIDS.

Shot the Hornady 325gr Evolutions.

Larryh
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 18:12 (5 days ago) @ JT

I can’t remember a .45-70 recoiling that much! Guess that’s why I handload. A fall and winter project, I guess!

Roughly a +p version of the 45-70, I enjoy the

Asa
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 19:20 (5 days ago) @ Larryh

45-70 in my 1895CB, I dont push it much faster than it needs to go, if the ol' black powder load could penetrate a horse or buffalo at 800-1000 yards, what more would you need?

Mine came with a box of 430 gr. Buffalo Bore

WB
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 20:19 (5 days ago) @ Asa

rated at 1900+ and by golly they did it. Firing a round would clap your shoulder blades! Lots of fun. I figured about as hot as the round could manage balancing the bullet weight and capacity. Would have been fine for a light to carry thumper.

I ONCE loaded 10 of the 350gr Speer sp up to

Drdougrx
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 04:57 (5 days ago) @ WB

max in my #1. I don’t remember the load but it chrono’d at 2020fps. I pulled the other 9.

The maxed 460gr hardcast is even better..LOL

Woody
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 07:50 (5 days ago) @ WB

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I loaded up some 430 gr GCs on a bunch of

O’ Gary
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Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 14:01 (5 days ago) @ WB

4198. The recoil was very stiff knocking my glasses up sideways. The gent on the bench next to me commented how “fun” that looked. I managed 7 shots and pulled the last 3 bullets. A heavy 45-70 flying 2K isn’t enjoyable. I’d probably want to willingly take it again if going after some in the field hoping adrenaline & the moment would offset the “fun”.

Send it to GNR for a master hunter conversion.

Darryl T.
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Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 18:08 (5 days ago) @ Larryh

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