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question for you pro's out there ....
Just ran into an opportunity for a great deal on a Encore 450 Marlin
15 inch barrel with muzzle break (brand new in the box) for $100.
I am a little reluctant right now - thinking the recoil on this will be fierce.
Anyone have any experience with a 450 in 15 inch barrel ?
 

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For $100 buy it and try it. If you don't like it you should easily get your money back out of it. As a matter of fact if you get it and don't like it or decide to pass I'd be interested in it.
 

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450 marlin

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It is loud and it recoils BUT it can be reloaded into a ***** cat. Get a reloading manual and load it for a trapdoor 45-70. Makes it fun to play with, then load it up for hunting.
Good luck
jim
 

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Mind you I don't own one but a buddy has a 45/70 which is the same thing and it ain't bad at all.
That brings to mind, why would they make a Encore barrel in 450 Marlin when the 45/70 is the same thing? I know some may say they're not but the only reason they made the 450 was so you wouldn't use a fullhouse loaded 45/70 in and older firearm that can't take the pressures.
Now I do own a 45/70 Marlin lever gun and I've loaded some rounds for that baby that I wouldn't shoot out of a Contender. :lol: Guess I answered my own question huh?
 
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