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My New to me Rifle

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by aquariumjunky, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Hey lookie what followed me home today.

    Now if I can find some 45/70 before someone else buys it all!!!
     
  2. NorthernBornRebel

    NorthernBornRebel Keizer Member

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    I soooo want one of those in a Mare's Leg configuration
     
  3. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Bi-Mart had a few boxes of leverevolution last time I was in.
     
  4. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    That mare definitely has a conformation issue! :D
     
  5. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Aquarium...is that a rifle Jim West worked over?
     
  6. Wallygator

    Wallygator Albany, OR Active Member

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    My eyes, there going loco with all those lines.

    Thats pretty :gun06:

    Where did you find it?
     
  7. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    DeadEye, I have been buying a box of everlution every payday since I was at your place but I am not sure how long those rounds are goign to last me once I can get it out for a test drive

    Best I can tell OFADAN it is a rifle some guy bought and may not have even shoot before his wife made him sell it (aka screaming deal for me) I don't think anyone has worked it over, or even shot it.
     
  8. OFADAN

    OFADAN Brownsville, OR Well-Known Member

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    Gotcha...it is a beaut from what I can see. Definately envious! The lever looks like one of Jim West's and the way the rifle is configured and looks I just surmised it was worked on by him.

    Nice score!
     
  9. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Naw it is a straight from the Factory Marlin SBL it is there first year of production.

    And I am giddy!
     
  10. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    You don't happen to look like Steve McQueen do ya:D Gun looks just like the one he had in the old western series Wanted Dead or Alive. How cool (old folkes recognition talk)

    First gun I have seen that looks cool in a long time.

    jj
     
  11. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    My Dad used to hunt with a 45-70. His friends told me Dad would shoot then sit and smoke a cigerette while waiting for the bullet to hit.

    jj
     
  12. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    You had better get those dies I gave you to work.
     
  13. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    That is the plan that is the plan!!!

    Hey deadeye where did you get those heavy jacketed bullets again?
     
  14. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    Ole's in Salem has the 400gr JFP but the Sierra 300 gr JHP are from cheaper than dirt.
     
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    chiefchip Rainier, Oregon Member

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    Sweet!!!
     
  16. dario541

    dario541 medford, or 97504 Member

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    The local Bi-Mart (Bear Creek) has quite a bit of 45-70. I own an H&R in that caliber, so I'm always looking.
     
  17. johnboy

    johnboy Hillsboro Member

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    Hardcast works great in 45.70.......they do not come apart and the elk don't know the difference........Load them for about 1/3rd cost of factory and MUCH higher velocities. Factory loads still are mild because of all the older trapdoor etc guns out there and liability issues. Another good reason to load your own......
     
  18. aquariumjunky

    aquariumjunky Albany, Oregon Active Member

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    Sounds great johnboy do you have any pet loads you want share or source for projectiles?

    I am not reloading yet but will as soon as I make some brass :)
     
  19. johnboy

    johnboy Hillsboro Member

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    My best load is 405gr Rem jacketed RP case,53gr IMR 4895,Win non mag primer, 2.545 OAL. This gives me 1822fps on the chrony and an unbelievable 1/2-3/4" group that is of course unnecessary in the Marlin lever.....but I'll take it. Great place for hardcast is Bulletsdirect in Kansas. Great prices and free shipping. They carry 405gr hardcast so I have lots of these to work up to the Jacketed Remington load above. Follow the loading data and compare at least two different sources for the same load and work up the loads slowly and all will be well......