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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-02-2019, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
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I'm in the hunt for a new 45/70. Looking hard at the Henry? Anyone have one? My other option is buying an H&R barrel, I have a frame and stock. I'd love to hear how the Henry shoots.
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Good looking and smooth action. Horrible triggers. I have a couple Henry lever actions I would not get rid of. Also have a couple h&rís. I would buy a barrel for the H&r if it were me. Trigger pull will be 7-9 pounds on the Henry. If you want it lighter youíll have to change springs out.


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Just got off the phone with a LGS. He has the blued and brass versions in stock. Going in the morning to look them over.
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Buy your self a Marlin 1895 leaver gun they are great I had one in my marlin collection and loved it wish I had kept the 1895 when I sold my collection. The Henrys are also very nice.
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Buy your self a Marlin 1895 leaver gun they are great I had one in my marlin collection and loved it wish I had kept the 1895 when I sold my collection. The Henrys are also very nice.
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I know where there is an 1895 GBL at a different shop. The thought has crossed my mind several times. It has a very natural feel going to my shoulder. Any idea how they do with cast bullets?
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No all I shot in mine were the copper rifle bullets but if you go over to cast bullets forum there are plenty of members that can help you on your question

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I know where there is an 1895 GBL at a different shop. The thought has crossed my mind several times. It has a very natural feel going to my shoulder. Any idea how they do with cast bullets?
Don't own a Marlin, but have a buddy who has one with cut rifling and only shoots cast in his. He gets good results with a trapdoor load 405 grain bullet from air-cooled wheel weights and RX7. The Lyman 48th edition handbook recommends BHN of at least 15 and ML velocities below 1600 fps for Marlins with microgroove rifling. I think Marlin has made 45-70s with cut and microgroove rifling. Consensus seems to be that you want one with cut rifling if you're looking for best performance with cast bullets.
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Buy the barrel , mine shoots deer great to 210 yds (longest)although the trigger isn"t great I"m used to it and the Leupold 2x7 works great . I got used to the trigger and the gun (predictable ) !/Ed
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Marlins do great with cast bullets! Wish I hadn't sold this one.


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I shoot Laser Cast 405 GR hard lead bullets in all of my 45-70s. I recently bought a Marlin 1895 and it shoots great! I don't hotrod anything anymore shoot mostly Trail Boss loads. I have used published loads of 4198 and SR4759 in the past, both are OK but the Trail Boss load is easier on the shoulder.
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