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Old February 13th, 2020, 12:13 PM   #16
 
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Great details and interesting topic.

Am in the camp of if need a bigger gun, buy a bigger gun. Though did talk to Henry once about 45colt +p in my scout carbine, they said it was fine. No doubt many modern levers are strong guns. Yet if want more 45 lever power, I go with good old 4570.

Personally, am also more comfortable with reducing 454 loads in its beefed up case rather than stretching great 45 colt or any other case to its limits with +p.

In similiar fashion, I like to think of any of these cool guns being a reliable performer for a lifetime and beyond, while getting the most service out of it.



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Great details and interesting topic.

Am in the camp of if need a bigger gun, buy a bigger gun. Though did talk to Henry once about 45colt +p in my scout carbine, they said it was fine. No doubt many modern levers are strong guns. Yet if want more 45 lever power, I go with good old 4570.

Personally, am also more comfortable with reducing 454 loads in its beefed up case rather than stretching great 45 colt or any other case to its limits with +p.

In similiar fashion, I like to think of any of these cool guns being a reliable performer for a lifetime and beyond, while getting the most service out of it.
Very good post. I'm not up on the Marlin but in the Rossi 92 if it can handle a 454 I'm sure it could handle 45 ROL but I couldn't say about the Marlin
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That dangerous game ammo has mono metal (punch bullets). That is a waste of money unless you are hunting grizzlies, or planning a trip to Africa.
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Very good post. I'm not up on the Marlin but in the Rossi 92 if it can handle a 454 I'm sure it could handle 45 ROL but I couldn't say about the Marlin
Have always liked Marlin levers but also the Rossi 92 has always been a strong interest of mine as well!
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Range Report, Marlin 1894

I fired the following factory cartridges (see photos) with absolutely no signs of excessive pressure but the Buffalo Bore ammo kicked like a mule! LOL.

Thanks for all the input...
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