Shooting a 450

Discussion in 'Big Bore' started by Anonymous, Jul 19, 2004.

  1. Anonymous

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    I shot my 450 for the first time this weekend and on the first shot from a standing position hit a balloon about head size at 100 yards.

    My nephew did the same on his first shot. My brother-in law on his second shot.

    I don't recommend high volume shooting but this gun is great right out of the box.
     
  2. kc shooter

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    that last post was mine.
     

  3. luv2safari

    luv2safari Moderator

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    kc,

    The 450 should be a great deer and black bear round for thick cover hunting. I like the idea of a big hole right from the start!!
     
  4. deerdown444

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    Kc
    The 450 marlin and the 45/70 both are more accurate than most people think.I have turned a few heads while shooting my 45/70.
     
  5. luv2safari

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    That old 45/70 in a well made modern rifle is a tack driver and great close quarters hunting caliber. :D :D

    I know a PH in S Africa who uses a Marlin 45/70 as a follow up rifle for going after wounded plains game. A wounded Wildebeest or Gemsbok can and would kill you deader than a cold rock! :twisted: :shock:
     
  6. 1gsplover

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    :?: L-2-S, Can you remember what specific loads those Afrika lads shoot through the 45-70?
    Thanks,
    ///olde 8) pharte///
     
  7. Papadoodles

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