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Does anyone know if these scopes can still be had?

I've got one on my Marlin 45-70 and it does a great job, even with my heavy reloads. It's the 1.5 - 5 power scope. 5" eye relief.

Not to be bragging but I took a 350 yard shot this season and harvested a 6 point whitetail.

We have a 500 yard range/food plot so it's not like it was all luck!

 

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I picked one up a couple of years ago and it was a "close-out" then. I have not seen any on the market for about a year. I am not impressed with the glass, but I have it on a Conender Carbine in 30-30 Win that I use in tight quarters and it works OK for that.  On the range,using 5X,  I get one inch groups with Win Power Point Plus ammo, which  also appears to have become a thing of the past. I too took a nice buck with it this year ( 10 pointer), but at 35 not 350 yards!
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A 350 yard shot with a 45-70 makes you either the finest or luckiest shot on the planet. How big are the fish that you catch?

 

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Originally posted by ranburr ranburr wrote:

A 350 yard shot with a 45-70 makes you either the finest or luckiest shot on the planet. How big are the fish that you catch?

 

ranburr

 

ranburr,

You're trying to be funny, right? ok , haha.

 

I've probably fired around 1000 rounds through my Marlin 45-70.

All but a hand full have been reloaded.

The hold over I guess was around 18", maybe more looking through a 5x scope. Yeah, some of it is luck at a distance that far. I never practiced at 350 yards but we do have a 500 yard range.

250 yards is the most I've gone with the 45-70.

The bullet used is a Hornady 350 gr.FP,  Average Velocity = 2103fps, ES=26, SD=.13. 

At 100 yards the rifle is sighted in for 2.25 high.

I don't fish anymore. I have a Brother that does very well though.

 

regards,

JPM

 



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350 yards is a pretty long shot.  At least for me it is.

If you are a good shot, know your gun well, and have a good rest it is certainly not impossible.  Not a shot I would take, but I am not that good of a shot.

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I've had good results with my Tasco EXP, going on 4 years now.

I found one on the net and will probably get outbid on it.

It's a used scope with only 7 days return policy.

I was wanting another one to put on my first rifle, a Marlin 30-30. I've made a few amazing shots with it as well. I won't go into details. Some folks around here don't shoot as well as others and like to give their doubted opinions.

Practice is the key. Reloading your own ammo makes a world of difference as well.

 

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JPM

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I'm a 45-70 shooter, too.  What loads are you using? What velocity are you getting?

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Originally posted by mwyates mwyates wrote:

I'm a 45-70 shooter, too.  What loads are you using? What velocity are you getting?

 

Everything is in my post above, except powder and charge.

I can tell you that I use Hodgdon 4198 for the 45-70, and CCI 200 primmers.

It's best not to mention the charge weight. Someone else might experience a high pressure load using the same load or some dummy may try it in a trap door rifle.

 

JPM

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