Took a few shots with Marlin Cowboy 45-70

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Took a few shots with Marlin Cowboy 45-70

#1 Post by Pitchy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:47 pm

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#2 Post by Bronco » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:22 pm

Loved the flame at the muzzle :mrgreen:
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#3 Post by Pitchy » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:04 pm

Thanks Bronco, ya get in the mood ya gotta shoot don`t ya know.
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#4 Post by OldWin » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:43 pm

Good to see you out burnin' powder, buddy!
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#5 Post by M. M. Wright » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:44 pm

Didn't burn any gun powder today but deep fried 2 turkeys. Used Emeryl's recipe for brine and rub and boy were they good! Maybe I'll shoot something tomorrow.
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#6 Post by piller » Fri Nov 29, 2019 11:56 pm

Looks like fun.
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#7 Post by Nath » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:38 am

Excellent video Len.
Man you dwarf that marlin. Your a big fellow but that 45/70 looks to be getting your attention. What kind of loading was it Len? Looks quite hot.

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#8 Post by Pitchy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:26 am

Thanks fellers, shootin is like riding your motorcycle it is a stress reliever. :)
Nath the load is a 405 gr. flat nose over 33.5 gr. of 4198 at around 1500 fps.
Yep it has some kick to it.
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#9 Post by .45colt » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:18 am

One thing for sure Pard , is them Hostiles in the woods have no doubt that You are to be reckoned with , should they come shooting arrows Your way... :D .

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#10 Post by gamekeeper » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:01 am

.45colt wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:18 am
One thing for sure Pard , is them Hostiles in the woods have no doubt that You are to be reckoned with , should they come shooting arrows Your way... :D .
+1 probably why we haven't seen as many arrows at the Pitchy Homestead lately........ :wink: nice to see you shooting Lenn, I too enjoyed the muzzle flash.
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#11 Post by TraderVic » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:39 am

Pitchy wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:26 am
Thanks fellers, shootin is like riding your motorcycle it is a stress reliever. :)
Nath the load is a 405 gr. flat nose over 33.5 gr. of 4198 at around 1500 fps.
Yep it has some kick to it.
Never used 4198 for my 45/70. I load 49 gr H322 with Rem 405 SP. Planning to work up a softer load for my Marlin 1895.
Great shooting there Lenn..
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#12 Post by Pitchy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 2:02 pm

Thanks guys. :)
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#13 Post by Griff » Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:47 pm

I just opened my "care package" of various 45-70 cast bullets from Ron. I'm looking forward to trying some out in my 1886! The only bullet I've used previously is a 325 RFN plain base. I'll have to do an attitude adjustment to slow my loads down. I think my drive to extract more velocity was at the base of my problems with accuracy!

Looks like you had fun Lenn... And cold... I'm leaving next Saturday for Marshall, MN... I'm hoping for a warm window...
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#14 Post by crs » Sat Nov 30, 2019 11:04 pm

Pitchy,
Liking your Marlin Cowboy rifle.
I almost bought one before I discovered it did not come in 45-90.
So I bought my 1886 45-90 TD with 26 inch barrel. It is heavier, but that helps dampen the recoil.
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#15 Post by Pitchy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:25 am

Thanks fellers i think the cowboy is a favorite of mine and i`ve always liked the 45-70. :)
Snow storm going on as we speak Griff, must be ten inches out there and still snowing and windy.
Son bought a plow truck so he`s going to plow us out, we`ll see how that goes give me and the old JD a rest. 8)
crs i almost bought a Pedersoli Quigley Sharps in that cal but got it in 45-70 because that`s what i shoot most but then was told i could of shot 45-70 in it anyway.
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#16 Post by Pitchy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:04 pm

Got 13 inches of snow last night but kid came over with his plow rig and plowed it out. 8)
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#17 Post by KirkD » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:30 pm

Enjoyed the video, Pitchy. I'm starting to dig my way out from underneath a mountain of work that has kept me buried all fall .... just in time to get buried by snow! :D
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#18 Post by Pitchy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:42 pm

Hey Kirk buddy good to see ya, yep the work never ends and now snow, i love winter but moving the snow around is a hassle. :)
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#19 Post by Old No7 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:21 pm

Looks great Lenn!!

Makes me want to get my Cowboys out (.357 & .38-55)... Too much other stuff gettin' in the way...

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#20 Post by octagon » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:15 pm

I know a mechanic,a little fella, who got a marlin cowboy in 45-70, and a Smith in 500 mag. He shot both exactly one shot! Now both are for sale :D gonna look at the revolver if it has the long barrel.

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#21 Post by Pitchy » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:24 pm

octagon wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:15 pm
I know a mechanic,a little fella, who got a marlin cowboy in 45-70, and a Smith in 500 mag. He shot both exactly one shot! Now both are for sale :D gonna look at the revolver if it has the long barrel.
Thanks OldNo7.
I actually traded a 500 Smith for the Cowboy, also it has the JM stamp on it.
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