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    Awesome!

    I run the ghost rings on my 30-30 lever but have a 1895SBL in bound which I have a small red dot and a vx5hd 1-5 for. See if they ruin the lines or not.

    Personally I think it should be badass. Will have to get some hand loads sorted for it.

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    Nice bit of kit! Is that the texan model only ask because of the square hand slot.

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    Awesome @Nibblet you won't regret that purchase, the vx5 would make it a very versatile rig.
    @Marty Henry Standard model I believe, itsan original JM stamped Marlin.

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    A 45-70 in its natural habitat. Remmington made with no issues I removed factory (what ever it is) and gave it a Tung oil finish.

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    Velocity is thrilling,but diameter does the real killing.

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    Well ive looked every time I go bush and never seen one!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Henry View Post
    Well ive looked every time I go bush and never seen one!
    Must hang out with the moose and the panther
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    Quote Originally Posted by mawzer308 View Post
    @Jit the best factory ammo currently available in NZ is the Hornady 325gr Leverevolution. Reloads take the 45-70 to whole new level, My current loads are:

    57grs AR2207 and Hornady 300gr projectiles these are doing 2110fps out of the 18.5 barrel.

    Second load is 51grs AR2207 and Hornady 350gr FP for around 1950fps.

    Both shooting around 1 inch groups at 50m with ghost ring sights.
    Cheers. Where do get the sights?

 

 

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