I went back and re-read his post. He said, ".450 Marlin."
I'm going with the .45/70:
If the short barrel is a problem... I'll send it about 10 miles up the road to MagnaPort. :wink: I think, for what I want it for, the gun should do well. I also try to find a laminate stock or something else more weather/river/rock friendly.
Yep. When playing with bears or moose, one should be ready to fire and capable of handling their weapon. After all, it may take more than one shot and not being able to handle or control the weapon is a real liability. I like the .45-70 and have shot mine many, many times at both targets and animals. My concern with this is the barrel length and Magnaport, if necessary, will handle that. Above .45-70, I am not confident of my ability to withstand the recoil and will not go there without an opportunity to shoot the bigger bore guns. Besides, on this continent, with what I hunt, I can find no reason to change. :wink:
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