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While visiting the Marlin Firearms talk site Dave Clay posted he has a successful conversion of the M1895 to 50-110 Win. He's also working on a 45 and 50 Texan to be bigger then the 450 annd 50 Alaskan. Some people must love recoil or are gluttons for punshment.:O
 

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Some guys like to get remarried right after the break up of the previous mistake.
Personally I'd opt for the recoil of the 50-110 over marriage. With the 50-110 I can limit how long the pain goes on. I can limit the degree of pain by reloading. When I'm thru being abused, I get to clean the rifle rather then the rifle clean me out.
Like I asked one nice lady, when she asked me if I wanted to take her on a cruise. I had figured up the costs and told her, 'This trip you want would cost me a couple of nice rifles and scopes!' Do you think you are worth that to me?'
Well I got the rifles and the scopes
Jim

Recoil pain is relative
 

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Number Three,

I'm just odd enough to seriously consider one of these rifles!  My Jeep CJ-5 had a 327 Corvette engine in it.  

How about a 24 inch barrel, half-octagon and half-round....that should bring the weight up to 9 or 9 1/2 pounds.....

So many toys................

Lobo in NM
 

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EL LOBO, My CJ-5 had a 350cu in Chevvy in it. Loved it for 19yrs, but sold it in a weak moment and it was in the boneyard in 2months. For fun I like 300gr Rem HP's out of my #3 45-70 at 2450fps. I also like 405's at 2150. A #3 only weighs 6.5# but I've shot numerous groups in the .3" range and these two loads plus a 330gr cast will group in an 1" at 100yds, mix or match as you desire. My original reason for the 50-110 post was to get a feel for the cartridge off the Marlin website and believe me that's where the only real interest lies for 50-110's in any great indicated desires. Whether they all get built will be another story.
 

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Number Three,

Over the years, I've come to realize that large caliber bullets have a much more profound effect on game than smaller diameter ones.  I really do like seeing my deer drop where it's standing rather than sprinting down the logging road with red dripping out.  Over the past couple of years (read saving $$&#036<!--emo&;)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo--> I've seriously considered converting my .35 Rem 336 to one of Marshall's wildcats, or having an 1895 converted to .475/45-70.  Now, by the time I get my wife's 336 finished, Dave Clay will be well into his 50-110 and 45/50-110 work, and five years from now, I'll still be thinking about it :)  You know, with very few exceptions, a 45/50-110 won't do anything your Ruger already  does,and does well.

Time to go hunting!!!

Later,

Don "Lobo" Lohr   (yes, a nickname&#33<!--emo&;)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo-->
 

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Since the levergun section is getting some attention, I'll bring this subject up again. My original post was to point out the engineering expertise available form the various gunsmiths. The 50-110Win really  will be a difficult round to use and contol in a 7-8pound firearm.
 

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With the 50-110 loaded to 40,000 psi you get power equal to the .458 magnum.  Having gone a few rounds with the .458 in a 9 lb.+ rifle, I can imagine the same power in a 7 lb levergun.  Ouch.  For those seeking more info on that project Tim Sundles at Buffalo Bore has done the load development.
Good shooting
Mark
 
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