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Old 10-04-2019, 09:47 AM
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Default Time for new rifle. Have 3 picked need opinions.

So it time to up grade my old rifle, don't want to but after seeing eye doctor and the state of my eyes iv decided a new rifle is in line for me, sadly one I can scope. So iv basically decided on 3.
Zastava m98 (m70) in 375 h&h left hand
Savage 11/111 trophy hunter xp 300 win mag left hand
Marlin 1895 gbl. 45/70
I rarely take shots over 250 yards most under 100 and fair amount at 20 to 40 yards. I hunt in mostly bush and its snap shots. So a scope option also be helpfull for close shots mostly were I don't have to worry to much about how close my eye to to scope. Errr longer eye relief I think it's called. Not sure all the proper scope terms. All ways been a iron sight guy.
And yes iv shot all those calibers before, recoil is not a problem, just my eyes.
Right now I use
A mosin if hunting open area
Sks for bush
And my 870 for bush ( slugs or buck)
Scoping any of my current rifles isn't really a option. And definitely not scoping the shotgun. Although a canter levered barrel for the 870 with sabots I quess could work but then I couldn't get those tasty rabbits unless I barrel swapped and I don't think swapping a barrel will work if I see a rabbit.
Thanks for any input..
And yes I'm left handed. So any other rifles that might be mentioned would have to have a LH option.
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Old 10-04-2019, 10:35 AM
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:27 AM
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What about slugs and throw a saddle mount with scope on the 870?

IIRC you can still see the bead for close in rabbits and you retain smooth bore albeit with the choke limitations.

Some range limit but might work for bush work
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Old 10-04-2019, 11:52 AM
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45-70 gets my vote too.
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Old 10-04-2019, 12:13 PM
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That savage in a 111 is gunna hurt
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:03 PM
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Just curious, to each their own but what are you hunting? Buffalo?
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Id pick the 45-70
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Old 10-04-2019, 01:21 PM
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Naw.. Well maybe if the chance ever happened. Just like a heavy round to bust though bush.
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:31 PM
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45-70 with ghost ring peep sights or an ocher &pouch with a 1 x 4 ... consider a 9.3 x 62 as it can give you up to 95% of the ouch and ouch with just a hard push ... have played with 375's and a 416 rugby and the 9.3 x 62 is a great compromise... cheers drw
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Old 10-04-2019, 07:38 PM
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I've got a scoped Marlin 45-70 at home, its nicer on my shoulder than the Savage 111 in 300wm I sold. 45-70 is very easy to reload and components are readily available too, it gets my vote.
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Old 10-04-2019, 09:57 PM
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My marlin 45/70sbl with a scope....you had more of a chin weld compared to a cheek weld to the stock. Made it fair uncomfortable to shoot with the scope as you pretty much just hovered your head close to the rifle.

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Old 10-05-2019, 12:17 AM
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My gosh. Never expected so many responses. Thank you for all the input and scope Info.
Looking like the 45/70 is the clear favorite. Followed by the 375 h&h. Will be Taking a trip down to Cabelas at end of the month i think to grab one. Any more scope info be great for the Marlin, would be most welcome. And once again Thank you so much everyone for the information.
And no I don't hate my shoulder. I just enjoy a big boom stick. Part of it is in my head makes me feel more confident, but I just enjoy bigger calibers in the end..
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Old 10-05-2019, 12:52 AM
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Because you say you take snap shots at close range and you seem to like the harder hitting calibers, may I suggest a slight change in your thinking on what new gun to purchase.
I think a short 20" long barreled rifle with a low power scope such as a 1.5x5 or even up to a 3x9, keeping it turned down to its lower magnification will be fine and make for an easy carrying, fast pointing rifle. As to the cartridge while the relatively new .375 Ruger should fit your needs perfectly. It is the ballistic twin to the 375 H&H but fits standard length actions.
Ruger just happens to make this rifle and Prophet River has one in stock.
https://store.prophetriver.com/ruger...-lh-left-hand/


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