Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

marlin 45-70

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by mjgrubb3, Nov 5, 2012.

  1. mjgrubb3

    mjgrubb3 harrisburg pa New Member

    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would a marlin 45-70 be too much rifle for white tail
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    4,040
    Likes Received:
    2,167
    No it would be just fine, I have been using 350 gr hollow points for years on blacktail. The leverlution from Hornady is a good choice as well.
     
  3. Solomon

    Solomon Vancouver Active Member

    Messages:
    234
    Likes Received:
    112
    It'll work just fine. It won't make them too dead, if that's what you're wondering.
     
    carracer and (deleted member) like this.
  4. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

    Messages:
    769
    Likes Received:
    110
    That caliber will just about quarter them, skin them and create sausage for you. It works better for ELK, or buffalo, since it really can destroy a large amount of meat unless you do a neck or spine shot. I second the recommendation for the Hornady Leverlution ammo, its very effective and adds some range to your rifle, maybe another 50 yards or so.