Pic of Model 70 please!It’s landowner deer season here now (and open season on coyote) so at the moment it’s:
.45-70 (Marlin 1895 SBL)
.30-06 (pre-War Model 70 — only when there’s NO chance of rain)
.45 Colt (Ruger stainless Bisley, occasionally Winchester (Miroku) 92)
If it was original and decent shape I would have went out and sold myself to old widow women at the retirement home before I walked away from that! One must get his priorities in line Wyatt!Today’s choice 30-06, 375 h&h, 470. Last week the 6.5 Swede might have misplaced the 470
Also I saw a pre war M70 30-06 at a gun store last winter for $1050, but I didn’t have it so couldn’t buy it
Ray BAfter reading the various threads on various cartridge choices I have a choice for today. This is a subjective choice valid only for today as it may change tomorrow. But my three choices for today are 257 Roberts, 338 Win, 404 Jeffery. There are limitations to these cartridges that are addressed by other cartridges, but at the expense of other limitations. These three are picked with the premise that there are no shots over 300 yards and any shots on DG would include a PF with a stopper (if needed). I know this choice leaves out some really good cartridges such as the 270, 7 & 300 mags, 458 and several metrics; so as I said, these three are my choices for today. Ask me tomorrow or the next day and you may get a different answer. In fact, as I think about it, it's more than likely that you would get a different answer, particularly if I go fondle the Biesen 270 or the Donnelly 458.....