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Posted: 9/26/2005 4:21:40 AM EDT
itching to get a fix..

A 9mm AR upper or single shot .45/70

"get both" is not an option (sorry, otherwise I would)
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:23:21 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 3:48:13 AM EDT by mjohn3006]
Need a lever action 45-70 option.

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:24:26 AM EDT
IBTGB (in before the get both)
I would say go for something different. How many ar's do you already have? 1, 10? If you only have one, another one in a different caliber might be fun. a 45-70 is deffinatoly something different. But it also depends on what you like shooting. I like shooting semi-autos. Bolt actions just dont do it for me anymore, so I doubt a single shot would be that fun for me either. Its really up to your personal likes and dislikes.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 6:01:56 AM EDT
I would get a 45-70, if you allready have multiple ARs. Unless it absolutely has to be a single shot, I would opt for a lever action instead though, but thats just me.

I love mine

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:38:15 PM EDT
pretty pathetic, just like my spelling... c'mon... get out the vote!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:46:32 PM EDT
9mm for sure.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:50:39 PM EDT
What about a .458 SOCOM upper? .45-70 ballistics for your AR....
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 3:54:40 PM EDT
just looking for something out of the ordinary..

I've got plenty of AR's
and Uncle Sam sees to it that I have an M4A1 to play with

I've got plenty of .223 and .308 bolt and SA

got shotguns and enough sidearms (for just this moment)

I figure a 9mm AR would be fun to shoot and cheap to feed....(I'd like an MP5 just like the rest of ya, but not like I can readily pay for that one)

A .45/70 is pretty historic, BIG and well, just plain kicks ass.

50 BMG would be nice, but I'm not in that price range, if you include the cost of optiks.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:07:32 PM EDT
I vote for the 45/70 they a blast to shoot a long range. Me a couple friends shoot 500yds at steel drums, fire.................wait..................wait................dong. I have a Pedersoli Sharps and a Marlin Cowboy lever gun. Both are excellant rifles and very accurate, but you don't get a high round count unless you are into some real punishment. They will beat on you, I suggest a magnum shoulder pad.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:10:06 PM EDT
Marlin lever 45/70......
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:12:15 PM EDT
My vote for the 9mm. un o shoot and cheap.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:16:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DPeacher:
What about a .458 SOCOM upper? .45-70 ballistics for your AR....

now that is a GREAT IDEA!!!!
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:20:35 PM EDT
Sharps (or repro) or Springfield .45-70. But then, a .45-70 has been on my mind for some time, so I may be a bit biased.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:21:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cold:

Originally Posted By DPeacher:
What about a .458 SOCOM upper? .45-70 ballistics for your AR....

now that is a GREAT IDEA!!!!

Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:31:56 PM EDT
Depends on what you are worried about civilized people, uncivilized indians or buffaloes.

I haven't had any surprise visits from buffaloes or indians since the word got out in the neighborhood I had a couple of 45-70s.

A man can never have too many 45-70s.

Lessee 500grn bullet vs 55 grn bullet? hmmm
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:37:34 PM EDT
Cmon guys, tied at 27 votes each? This is AR15.com, I'm kind of surprised. I mean, the site is for people who love ARs. But that just tells you how much street cred the old .45-70 still has.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 4:37:55 PM EDT
O_P once said something that I found insitefull.
See below.
Link Posted: 9/26/2005 7:59:16 PM EDT
wow, way too close to end it.... so I'll see if the vampire...er night crew has any thoughts
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:52:08 AM EDT
wow, still too close..c'mon dayshift!
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:53:54 AM EDT
45-70, it's tough not to smile when you fire 3 rounds on a target at 50 yds, and you don't need a spotting scope to see the one large hole. Did that awhile ago with a friends Marlin. No kidding, a 3 rd cloverleaf. Ya practically need a magnifing glass to see those little 22's.

Nothing feels the same as the 'thump' of a big old bullet leaving the muzzle. Somehow you just KNOW that that big slug will get the job done on whatever it hits.
Link Posted: 9/27/2005 4:55:13 AM EDT
9mm ar, it's what I'm doin!
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:56:08 PM EDT
Did you decide yet?
Link Posted: 9/29/2005 8:58:58 PM EDT
consider a Beowulf upper?
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:44:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/30/2005 3:46:30 AM EDT by RED_5]
well damn... I saw the results and it was for .45/70 so I priced one yesterday (H&R Buffalo Classic ~$379) and woulda bought it but I had a dr appointment to go to. I was thinking about going back there today/tomorrow...

I'd really like to have both, but only one can be afforded at the moment.... so unless someone know of a source for a great deal on a 9mm AR set up..it's .45/70 time

eta: Beouwolf... it'd be cool, but if there's a "new" calibre in the house, it's gotta be .45/70 (promise I made to myself some time ago)
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 3:50:22 AM EDT
Get the .45-70.

If you can afford a 9mm upper for an AR-15, you can afford a .45-70 that holds more than one round at a time.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 4:05:37 AM EDT
Get the 9mm. I think you would get a lot more use and practice out of it. I indulged in a BIG caliber rifle once and didn't care for it knocking the shit out of me.
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:32:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By adair_usmc:

That is one great looking rifle

everyone needs at least one 45/70!!!
Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:37:49 AM EDT
Get the .45-70 I have the revolver version of it which is a blast to shoot.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:55:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Swindle1984:
Get the .45-70.

If you can afford a 9mm upper for an AR-15, you can afford a .45-70 that holds more than one round at a time.

Lever actions do not apeal to me at all.

The H&R is actually a model I've been eyeballing for some time.

Link Posted: 9/30/2005 5:56:15 AM EDT
Good to see I'm not the only levergun(cowboy assault rifle) fan on this site.
Get the 45-70. I passed one up at Christmas that was $370nib and I am still kicking myself.
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