my brother in law has the marlin 1895 in 45/70. it's a great gun. if you reload for it it becomes a very versatile platform. there are hundreds of different loads you can work for everything from birdshot to roundballs to 430grain juggernaughts. he insists on see through rings which actually goes to further aid it's versatility. his peep sights are very accurate, I killing a tweety bird with it at 35 yards the first time I shot it. the scope is better for those 1-200 yard shots. he killed a cow elk this year at about 155 yards with it. his is a post remington gun and it looks and feels every bit as good as my pre remington 1894.
ignore my complete lack of capitalization. I still have no problem correcting your grammar.
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