What is a Marlin 1895 Good For?

With heavier loads like a 325 grain cartridge, the 1895 can really pack a wallop. However, going down in grain makes for a very comfortable shooting experience that can take on smaller game. This can be ideal for whitetail deer. You can also retain the ability to take down larger game with heavier loads, no problem.

How accurate is a Marlin 1895?

Marlin’s . As I said, my 1895 Marlin with 26″ barrel is shockingly accurate: At 50 yds. it cuts one ragged hole with every load I’ve tried. My problem is that there’s no point in shooting groups at longer distances because I can’t see the buckhorn sights well enough for it to be meaningful.

Is a Marlin 1895 a strong action?

It is a strong action and surely can handle what WWG does or ammo such as Garrett or Buffalo Bore but it is not as strong as some folks think. There are folks who come on here from time to time wanting to do conversions that the Marlin action just can’t handle so doing your homework is important.

What is a Marlin Guide Gun?

Description. The Marlin® 1895G Lever-Action Rifle, chambered in 45-70 Gov’t, delivers sufficient firepower to knock down any land mammal in North America. The Marlin 1895G Lever-Action Rifle features side ejection, which simplifies scope mounting, and the gun comes drilled and tapped for attaching a scope mount.

Does Ruger own Marlin?

Sturm, Ruger & Co. acquired the Marlin assets from Remington Outdoor Company in a $30 million deal that closed in November 2020 and was approved through bankruptcy proceedings. It will take us a while to bring all of Marlin back to its full glory, but we’re excited about it.

How far can a Marlin 45-70 shoot?

The . 45-70 Govt is very effective out to around 150 yards with minimal bullet drop, but it’s capable of great accuracy and longer range shooting as well. Using modern, smokeless powder, most of the ammunition manufacturers currently produce a wide variety of loads of varying power for the .

How many rounds does a Marlin 1895 45-70 hold?

This Marlin lever-action rifle features an 18″ barrel and includes a straight-grip stock for fast pointing. This . 45-70 Govt. rifle holds four rounds and is tapped for a scope mount.

What does JM stand for on Marlin rifles?

The JM stands for John Marlin. Remington bought Marlin a few years back and many have reported the quality of these guns is not what it was. The JM ones were made before remington took over and are generally considered better made guns.

How far can a 45-70 shoot accurately?

What’s the difference between Marlin 1895 and 1895 Dark series?

The Marlin Firearms Dark Series Model 1895 in .45-70 Gov’t (left) and the Dark Series Model 1895 in .30-30 Win (right). Today, with the launch of the Dark Series, Marlin is seeing some seriously solid sales to the point the gun is on backorder. That’s good news for the lever world.

What kind of gun is a Marlin Guide Gun?

Marlin Model 1895G Guide Gun. The Marlin Guide Gun Model 1895G is a traditionally designed lever action big bore carbine with a polished blue finish and standard grade straight grip walnut stock. It is a side ejection, solid top receiver, traditional Marlin 336 action with the hammer block safety button near the hammer.

How big is the barrel on a Marlin 1895?

The Dark Series 1895 has a 16.25-inch barrel and an overall length of 34.5-inches, making it a nice size for use as a brush gun and easier to maneuver in a hunting blind (and in general).

What kind of sights does a Marlin 1895 use?

Using Remington Core-Lokts and iron sights the Marlin Dark Series 1895 nailed some wickedly precise groups. I got carried away and added five more shots to a group at 25 yards and maintained the same lovely one-hole group. Considering the state of my vision and my expectations when I started, you could say I was pleased.