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    45/70

    My brother who lives in BC is buying a guide gun for me to use over there for bear protection.

    A good mate who has guided over there for the last 5 years has and recommended the Marlin 1895 SBL in 45/70.

    He brought his home after the last season over there and I had a wee look at it on the weekend. Nice gun.

    I haven't asked him yet but wanting to take some loads over for it and was hoping to use his gear to roll them before I go. Knowing him he would just do it for me
    but I don't want to bludge off him so will get some components.

    Any of you bigbore shooters that use one recommend a load using a 300 gr JHP.
    18.5" so ideal for a saddle gun.

    What good brass and powder is available in NZ?

    Hopefully will never fire it in anger but if I have too, I want it to hit hard

    I intend to leave it over there as I will be going over a fair bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommy View Post
    Fuck that! Don't get me wrong I have no desire to ever hunt a bear but I will happily plug one if it is looking at me like I am lunch.

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    I want one

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimp View Post
    I want one
    You can buy mine when I bring it home



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    Mate had one, stainless, laminate, ghost ring sight. Pretty accurate for an open sighted lever
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Mate had one, stainless, laminate, ghost ring sight. Pretty accurate for an open sighted lever
    One I am getting is the same. Has a long pic rail as well. I might get rid of that as I will just use the ghost ring sights.

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    Yeah same rifle. He was shooting 325ís of some description
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    Just buy one here, and sort a load?
    Gorse out of pocket...... and when your over there, I'll look after it - with 100 of your home loads I'll return your brass......

    As a aside, a guy in Timaru has one, and I shot a few from it. Quite impressive - both on the shoulder and the hole it leaves. (Never shot a animal with it - but big lead and quite high speed, must equal much damage)
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    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    56grs Ar2207 gets 2110fps out of my guide gun, an accurate hard hitting load mate.

    Ar2207 (h4198) is pretty much the go to powder, a 300gr partition would be hard to beat, good mix of velocity and sectional density.

    Don't wast youe time with the 325gr ftx, the break up really easy even on deer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mawzer308 View Post
    56grs Ar2207 gets 2110fps out of my guide gun, an accurate hard hitting load mate.
    300 grn projectile?

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    Yeah mate, see edited post above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    Just buy one here, and sort a load?
    Gorse out of pocket...... and when your over there, I'll look after it - with 100 of your home loads I'll return your brass......

    As a aside, a guy in Timaru has one, and I shot a few from it. Quite impressive - both on the shoulder and the hole it leaves. (Never shot a animal with it - but big lead and quite high speed, must equal much damage)
    Will only cost me $1200 Oz dollars there.

    Did the one you fire only have a primer in it? I only ask because last time you were here you were still pretty straight for a bent bugger from the waist up

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    Quote Originally Posted by R93 View Post
    Will only cost me $1200 Oz dollars there.

    Did the one you fired only have a primer in it? I only ask because last time you were here you were still pretty straight for a bent bugger from the waist up

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    I must admit, the first shot did kind of make a mark.... I'm not a 170kg recoil rest....
    And the guy that handed it to me hand a smile right through the process, and a laugh at the end.

    However, if tucked in tight, it's a seriously hard hitting round and easy to shot for both tall lanckyy folk and also vertical challenged. With some serious damage to the recipient.
    Big lead and slow repetition this is a great round.

    Oh and BP loading is a possibility


    For fucks sake, just buy a NZ one.
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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