So, What's next?

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Re: So, What's next?

Post by TassieTiger » 21 Nov 2018, 7:33 pm

A friend is currently loading up 5 full house loads for me to test his marlin? (bigger than the govt?) 45/70 - he does not think I’ll manage to shoot all 5 without complaint...
I’ve seen him shoot some lighter loads with it and that was insane. It’s bloody artillery!!!
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by bigpete » 21 Nov 2018, 8:01 pm

45/70 government is essentially the same cartridge no matter what brand of rifle it's in....it can just be loaded hotter in some...
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by in2anity » 21 Nov 2018, 8:07 pm

The only problem with the 45/70 is that it consumes a lot of lead. the 357 is a superb all-rounder on the other hand...
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by bigpete » 21 Nov 2018, 8:25 pm

:D It good if you get the lead for free
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by in2anity » 21 Nov 2018, 8:32 pm

bigpete wrote::D It good if you get the lead for free

Damn you BP damn you to hell ;)
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by SCJ429 » 21 Nov 2018, 8:42 pm

I second the 6mmBR suggestion, you already have a 204 for foxes and bunnies and a larger caliber for deer. It is a real shame not to have at least one BR in the safe, it is possibly the best case design ever made. Every boy should have one, if 6mm is too small try a 7mm or 30BR.
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by cracker » 21 Nov 2018, 9:06 pm

bigpete wrote:Don't bother with the 45/70.
Go straight 458wm or lott.....

shot my 458 lott on the weekend... fair bit of horse power... imo prob go 375handh if you want too shoot it alot
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by duncan61 » 21 Nov 2018, 11:12 pm

458 lott.wow
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by Grizzle » 22 Nov 2018, 9:50 am

Not fair guys!
I only wanted one, now I'm thinking I need 10 or more!
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by bigpete » 22 Nov 2018, 10:11 am

in2anity wrote:
bigpete wrote::D It good if you get the lead for free

Damn you BP damn you to hell ;)


Mwahahahaha :twisted: :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by bigpete » 22 Nov 2018, 10:14 am

cracker wrote:
bigpete wrote:Don't bother with the 45/70.
Go straight 458wm or lott.....

shot my 458 lott on the weekend... fair bit of horse power... imo prob go 375handh if you want too shoot it alot

Beautiful. I had 2 45/70s, with the idea of using them as a dangerous game stopping rifle.....wish I'd just bought a 458 straight off.....now I've just got one 45/70,and that's only coz it's a double rifle....
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by PaddyT » 22 Nov 2018, 10:40 am

8mm Mauser?, ive got the 22lr, 223 and 6.5manbun , now for something different, just need to find a lefty again!
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by Ziad » 22 Nov 2018, 10:47 am

Grizzle wrote:Not fair guys!
I only wanted one, now I'm thinking I need 10 or more!



Yes you do. When I got my first gun, I was like naa this is good enough. So a few weeks later a pta for 308 was put in... disulfide while waiting for PTA to be approved (long story) I went and bought a 22lr. Then I had the urge to get a 6.5 manbun. And after that the only gun I would need is a 223.

Currently I don't have a 223, but another gun is on its way, which will give me two new calibers, and I still want a 223. Last couple of weeks got some crows eating eggs and now I think I definately want an air rifle. I might be able to squeeze two guns, but not the third in my safe... which is a quandary that only has one way to resolve it.... but have a feeling the most obvious solution will create another problem....a half empty safe needs more rifles to fill it :welcome:
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by PaddyT » 22 Nov 2018, 11:17 am

Yeah, air rifle- good idea, 8mm Mauser better idea, in fact they are all good. Need a shottie too!Taking the manbun for a walk on Saturday, with the change in deer hunting restrictions a nearby state forest is looking good.
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by Grizzle » 27 Nov 2018, 6:29 pm

So, decided on new rifle. Dropped by my LGS tonight and shouldered a new Remington in .223. Fitted perfectly
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by Oldbloke » 27 Nov 2018, 6:42 pm

223 is a good choice.
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by Grizzle » 27 Nov 2018, 6:44 pm

Oldbloke, yep, there was just little void in my life!
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Re: So, What's next?

Post by bladeracer » 27 Nov 2018, 6:44 pm

Grizzle wrote:So, decided on new rifle. Dropped by my LGS tonight and shouldered a new Remington in .223. Fitted perfectly


What type of Remington?
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