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.45 caliber carbine: Cool toy or useful tool?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by TMann, Dec 29, 2012.

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  1. Fremmer

    Fremmer Member

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    It'll have plenty of velocity, and it's a .45 acp.
    Plus it gives you an excuse to get a .45 pistol!
     
  2. 19-3Ben

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    Well... If you're stuck on the idea of a .45cal carbine, and you're not stuck it being a semi auto, how about a Rossi M92 in .45LC.

    With the right loading, it would do everything from HD to deer hunting. Possibly even elk with the right loads?

    I'm a big fan of revolver cartridge PCCs. My M92 .357mag sleeps next to my bed. Out of a carbine length barrel it has energy just shy of .30-30 and 7.62x39 territory but with a 158gr, .35cal bullet that will expand like crazy at those velocities. That's big medicine and far surpasses "cool toy" territory.
     
  3. ExAgoradzo

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    I like the idea as it appears others have. The real question is do you want it???
    I saw someone post here one time about a company that will make an 'upper' for your 1911. I would seriously consider that if I had $600 to throw away: your camp carbine might suit you just fine!
    Greg
     
  4. tahunua001

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    it's pretty much just a niche gun. it's great for ranch work(killing varmints, smaller predators, rattlesnakes, putting down injured livestock ETC) and it's a great little plinker round but since you do not hunt then I would find it hard to justify buying one for the sole purpose of killing paper. it is one of those rare guns however and in time the investment may comeback to reward you, the prices will go up as they become harder to find and it would be easy to sell should you ever decide to do so.
     
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    I just sold an excellent condition Marlin 45 Camp for many if the same reasons the OP mentioned. HOWEVER....I kept the Camp 9 to pair with my SW5906 for my "truck gun" combo.
     
  6. 552BDL

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    IIRC, Gun tests.com did a comparo and the Hi-Point .45 did surprisingly well with a B+ grade.
     
  7. TIMC

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    I love my camp 45, I think it's a nice truck gun. I also have an Uzi with the .45acp conversion kit that is pretty cool also just the 16 round .45 mags are really hard to find and super expensive when you do.
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  8. moonpie

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    living in a trailer park my main concern (after my own butt naturally )
    is overpenatration . after all i do have a responsibility to my neighbours
    as well as myself.hopefully the 45 would be less likely to take down
    the little neighbour girl three doors down than more "useful " calibers.
     
  9. Dirty Bob

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    The Marlin Camp 45 isn't a "battle rifle," but for home/property defense distances, it's more than capable of doing the job. Any family member capable of holding it steady could probably handle shooting it. It won't add much to MV of the .45 ACP round, but its longer sight radius and the steadier platform give it a much longer range than a handgun in the hands of most people. It will probably be more enjoyable for more family members than a lot of other defensive long guns, and getting non-enthusiasts to put in practice time can be a challenge.

    As others mentioned, the blast from shooting it indoors -- especially w/o ear protection -- is a lot less than that of a shotgun or a .223 carbine. It should also produce less muzzle flash than a shotgun or .223. A PCC is also allowed at many indoor ranges where rifle-caliber firearms are not permitted. Even at an outdoor range, though, the lower flash and blast may make it friendlier for beginning shooters.

    I'm not bothered by the "small" capacity. A 7-, 8-, or 10-round magazine is probably plenty for 99.9% of home/property defense situations, and it's a heckuva lot quicker to reload than any long gun with a tubular mag, like a levergun or a pump.

    In the event of a disaster like Katrina or Sandy, or unrest like the '92 Los Angeles riots, I would feel pretty comfortable keeping my family safe with a Marlin .45 ACP carbine.

    I'd buy it in a heartbeat.

    Keep safe,
    Dirty Bob
     
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