Now this Marlin 1895 has my attention

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  1. Targa

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    Definitely on my radar, but I'll have to see a few reviews before I drop $1200 on one.
     
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    The reviews I’ve seen are pretty great. I want one badly, but even with good reviews I can’t justify the cost.
     
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    Glad to see them expanding the line up. Just a matter of time before they start on the pistol caliber range of their models.
     
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  5. Targa

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    They have them on backorder at Impact Guns for $1,100. Right now my wallet is out of reach thankfully..:D
     
  6. 3Crows

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    My 1895SBL is near about perfect. Best Marlin I own or have owned. I am sure this new GBL will be excellent.
     
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    Oh, now that's one I'm interested in.

    I figured it was a matter of time until we saw the blued Marlins, but I'm glad they kept the tastefully threaded barrel.

    I was worried I'd have to choose between buying an expensive stainless model with the threaded factory barrel, or a cheaper blued model and get the barrel threaded separately.

    This checks all my boxes.

    Generally, I prefer stainless, but an 1985 just looks best in blue. Plus, I live in the desert now so rust and thick, impenetrable scrub brush scratching it up isn't as big of a concern as it was back east.
     
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    I'm curious to see if they make a Ruglin with a polished, blued finish, walnut furniture, and without a threaded barrel. Ruger on top of trends, but that is not a trend. Probably would be an indulgence.
     
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    I like the cap on the theaded barrel, really clean look. I would also prefer polished blued steel and walnut, but I’m sure it will come in time. I’m happy to see another offering from marlin. Frankly I though they would have more models available at this point but honestly I’d rather them take their time and do it right like it seems they have been.
     
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    I really didn’t need to see this thread…

    My wife told me the other day that when it comes to guns “you’re flakier than a snowstorm.” This was in regards to me talking about the Ruger SFAR for deer hunting right after I told her “I have two 30-30’s that’ll do just fine for deer hunting.” That and my sudden desire to buy another Glock after telling her I am considering a S&W Governor as a carry gun for fishing.

    Anyway, this new 1895 looks almost like the one I fell in love with that a friend of mine owned. He would not sell it to me and I don’t really blame him. Now I have a desire for this model.

    One piece of advice if any of you do get one. Make sure you tighten up that thread protector before shooting it. ;)
    When I bought my Ruger PC Carbine my thread protector vanished the second time I took it to the range. Ruger replaced it but that nifty smooth thread protector may not be a spare part that’s available right away once they release these.
    Just a suggestion. :cool:
     
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  11. Targa

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    I am in need, well want anyway, of a 45-70 lever action. I was pretty set on a Henry but this had made my decision a bit harder.
     
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    The 1895 GBL (Guide Gun) has always been laminate and satin blue, so it still is :). Just Ruger is building them at a quality level neither Marlin or Remington could ever meet.

    I am certain or shall I say that I have good faith that in due course one of the models with walnut and polished blueing will begin showing up. I have a hunch that will show up in a cowboy model 1894.
     
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    I’m waiting for the 1894 versions. I don’t think I’d have a problem dropping $1500 for a Ruglin 1894SS in 44. It would be really neat if they made one in 45 Colt too. I don’t think Marlin ever made a 45 Colt 1894 in stainless. If they did it was a very limited production.
     
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    Hope they come out with a new production in 444 Marlin caliber.
     
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    Looking good Marlin, I mean Ruger, or is that Marlin. Now when will we see wood?
     
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    I'd like to think that would be a seller. Good call.
     
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  17. David Hoback

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    :what:Very nice.. Although I’d rather their 1895 SBL. Full length sight radius with Ghost ring/Tritium combo & a Picatinny rail for optional scope. Very nice.

    I’ve actually, for decades, contemplated adding a 45-70 Lever. Itch I’ve never scratched, as I have absolutely no use for it. Still though, I fell in love with the idea of having the caliber after seeing “Quigley Down Under” in the early 90’s. (Yes, yes… I know he was using a 45-110, which he mistakenly quoted as “It’s converted to use a special .45 Caliber, 110-Grain Metal cartridge… with a 540-Grain paper patch bullet.”) Oh I remember being a kid a just being blown :what:away by that! LOL!:rofl: Oh Holly-WEIRD!

    https://www.marlinfirearms.com/s/model_1895sbl/
     
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    You need a SBL. The only thing more fun than .45-70 and the SBL is two of them. This one is my Remington built:

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    And I also have the Marlin SBL by Ruger. My Remington is a later one and functionally there is nothing wrong with it nor aesthetically really. But Ruger went deep inside and cleaned up things most never see. They will both clover leaf at 100 yards for three shot groups. Both eat bear loads like candy and both shoot like a big .22 with cowboy loads. What could be more fun?
     
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    Hmm… :oops: I don’t know about “cloverleafs” at a 100yds, but they certainly can be accurate. Here is a real world testing under ideal conditions. Very accurate indeed! However, not quite cloverleaf.

     
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    look at the space telescope he has on that rifle. is he hunting gnats. that is horrible.
    Ruger is out of control with their prices
     
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    How are those conditions ideal, what makes them ideal? That guy has a huge can on the rifle and he is not allowing cool down, these are not machine guns. And he is shooting commercial, non optimal ammo IMO and still getting close to MOA. I have best results with my own loads in 405 grain lead at around 1200 to 1500 fps. And I allow a cool down between three rounds, it is a hunting rifle. If something is not dead after three rounds of .45-70 then it was not meant to be. So I will stay with what I said. Three shots MOA or better are well within capability of both of my rifles and the occasional cloverleaf is entirely possible. The ammo he is shooting is not what I would use for best accuracy. It is a good hunting ammo if you want jacketed bullets. I miss the old Remington 405 grain soft point jacketed. But I have run out of those and prefer lead 405 grain.
     
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  22. David Hoback

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    NO, he is not using commercial ammunition. Watch again. You either missed it or you are being disingenuous. He said straight up they were HIS “homegrown” with Lehigh defense bullets.

    I know a good deal about “that guy”, LOl! He does a TON of rifle testing. He tests each rifle with many-many different loads & reloads himself, always choosing the top load for his group testing. What we see is the best grouping from each rifle. He is using a Lead-Slead, a Vortex Viper scope and it’s been proven time & again that modern suppressors and/or muzzle attachments rod not impact accuracy. What member you do with yours.. ok.. People talk. HE films it… every time! He doesn’t “talk”.

    I’m sure you will come back with more. That’s fine. I’m not here to argue. Only give account WITH evidence.


     
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    I don't think so, it was discontinued from the Marlin line for a good while before. And the Hornady 265 FP being discontinued was not a good sign either. Everyone wants the .45-70s these days. I think when they put out a whole bunch of different .45-70s, .30-30s, .357s and .44s... only then will you maybe see a .444.
     
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    Its a Vortex Viper PST 2.5-10x44 with a sunshade. Space telescope? You don’t have experience with Optics, do you?
     
  25. robin banks

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    a 45/70 is made for large game not prairie dogs. I have a peep site on mine and can hit a pie plate at 120 yds. most guys use that rifle in bear country and if there is an emergency would not want to try to find it in a scope at 15 yds. it is your rifle and you can do what you want with it. it just dont look right
     
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