I think most folks are going to make the choice you allude to, getting the 45-70 that is. I deleted a fairly long reply I made supporting a choice of the 45-70 over the 500, it just makes good sense. Please note that I do hope that sales go well for NEF with this barrel, I just think it will be another 450 Marlin, a flash in the pan. Sure, there are folks buying the 500 revoler, but a few cases of induced tendonitis from hangin on to that thing will stop the fever to go shoot it. It will be like the 454 Casull, how many do ya really see? A few will have them, a few of those will use it, at least some, but it ain't going to revolutionize the shooting world.Big Blue said:JPH45,
I would think that for around $200 any .500 S+W owner that saw them for sale would want one as a companion. It's also unique enough to attract sales attention. I'm still on the fence about buying one. The 45/70 has so much more going for it from a reloading point of view, but it's always nice to have a new project to play with.
Goes to show how much I keep up with the latest outpourings from the makers. The 460 sounds more interesting already.Varminter said:I think they would do pretty good if they chambered the 460 S&W. There is a lot of versitilaty there. You have the ability to shoot the 460 S&W, 454 Casull, and the 45 Colt. You can use the 460 to hunt with and the 45 colt to plink with. I think this would be a great barrel to offer.