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My Tactical Lever Gun project...

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  1. FoMoGo

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    Base rifle, Marlin 1895 STP.
    Caliber .45-70
    16.25" Barrel
    Stainless with laminated wood furniture.
    Big loop lever.
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    I have swapped out the Williams Fire Sights out for an XS Lever Rail set, this has a ghost ring set up and a picatinny rail for a huge range of scope mounting options.
    Currently I am thinking about an Aimpoint CompC3.
    I need to get a sling set up on it also.

    So... ideas, thoughts, suggestions?


    Jim
     
  2. RONSERESURPLUS

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    Hello all, While I'm not a lever action Kind of Guy, I see that this has Possibilities and would work well in many Sitations that many want a carbine or a Rifle for? I jknow a Lot of Law Enforcement in Tx as well as Arizona and new mexico Held on to a ever action 30/30 of some sort for years while other Depts went with AR-15 and or Mini-14?

    RON
     
  3. McKnife

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    That is very nice.

    I wonder what that would do to a SAPI plate.
     
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    I put a Fastfire II on my 30-30 and really like it so far.
     
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    Are you planning on putting a sling on it?
     
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    What kind of loads do you intend to use on a regular basis?
     
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    I like it but you can't call it "tatical" till you hit it with the semi-flat Krylon.
     
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    Needs a flashlight on it somewhere. :D
     
  10. FoMoGo

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    Yep, will be getting a sling.
    I figure it would punch a sapi plate like paper.
    Storebought loads will be mostly Hornady leverevolution.
    Handloads are from fairly warm 350 gr hardcast up to T-Rex pounding 495 gr hardcast.


    Jim
     
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    What on Earth are you going to use that for? If its for SD, then you have some really tough bad guys in your neck of the woods.:what:
     
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    When I think of a tactical lever gun I definitely dont think of the 45-70 cartridge.

    Care to enlighten us on the choice of this cartridge or is it less tactical of a rifle and more of a bush rifle?
     
  13. FoMoGo

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    More of a brush rifle, buddy of mine was giving me grief over it having a picitinny rail... so I told him it was Tacticool... just like his collection of ARs.
    .45-70 was chosen due to the ability to load it for almost any creature walking the earth... from pigs and deer to bear or the random north american elephant. ;)


    Jim
     
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    What kind of performance are you getting out of a barrel that short? What exactly are you planning on putting down the pipe?
     
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    I'm guessing it's pretty loud.

    Mals
     
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    Wish they would make a 45-70 that could reliable rock .410 shells without ejection issues. Rumblings of Rossi going in that direction with their new line, but I haven't seen it confirmed by anybody.
     
  17. FoMoGo

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    Since I am not running ultra slow powders it does better than expected.
    Yea, she barks a little bit... but not as bad as my Mosin Nagant, and no where near my .300 WM.


    Jim
     
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    It looks very TactiCool!
     
  19. FoMoGo

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    Now with inexpensive red dot scope... to see if I even like this style of optic.
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    Jim
     
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    that's pretty damn cool!!!
     
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    nice gun man
     
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    Given its likely a 150 yard or closer rifle, I'd just stick with the XS sights. I'd go to Wild West Guns website and get their adaptor to mount a light. Its the most elegant IMO system out there. It basically goes over the magazine tube and then gives you a little rail. I'd then toss on a USGI sling and call it a day. Save the rest of the money for bullets and training.
     
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    It will be getting a sling AND scabbard.


    Jim
     
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    I like it. This is a Marlin 1895GBL. Had the original sights replaced with XS ghost ring. I have since put an XS Lever Rail system on it.

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    My preference for this will be a long eye relief 2.5x with and illuminated dot. Save that, an Aimpoint micro T1 or similar will ride on there.
     
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