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Old 11-15-2012, 07:26 PM   #1
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Used a 7 MM mag. for years. Got tired of hogs chasing me. My Browning 7 mil. was so small & fast that the hogs often did not realize they were actually dead. They were very unhappy with me. Decided to try something with more knock down power. Enter the 45/70 Marling 'Guide Gun.' Even without that perfect shot, it drops them in their tracks. Bob
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #2
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I have wanted one for some time for the exact same reason.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:51 PM   #3
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Been using my Marling stainless guide gun for about 10 years now. It plays NO games. Bob



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I have a .35 caliber Marlin lever action that has a ridiculous amount of stopping power. I can only imagine what a 45/70 would do.
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Definitely a thumper. Would like to add one to my collection one day. Nice squeelers!
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When I first bought my stainless Marlin lever action 45/70 I wanted to try it out before actually hunting with it. I put a target up against a big oak and fired. The target was knocked to the ground and the hole in the oak was as big as a base ball.
I have now been using it for over ten years. It still looks & acts the same as when it was brand new. The 'stopping power' defies the imagination. It plays no games.
Sights like this are common to me:

My Marlin does this on a very regular basis:

I have not been chased since I switched to the 45/70. Bob

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I shoot a 94AE Winchester chambered in 444 Marlin, its a guild gun as well. you're right, leaves one heck of a hole.
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i have 45/70 and 444 love them both
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Old 11-18-2012, 07:28 AM   #9
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Nice shots brother!!!
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What I really like about the 45/70 is that it does the job even if one does not make that perfect shot. With my 7 mm I have trailed hogs by following lung tissue, never with my 45/70. Not familiar with a 444. How does it compare with the 45/70? Bob
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