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    450 Marlin, I Dunno I Dunno but I Want To.... Another 94 in the House

    Man, I found a very nice 450 Model 94 Trails End Takedown. I have two 45-70's so the niche is filled but it's a takedown dammit and would certainly be discreet in the pack plus it's a takedown. Brass is a large concern but it looks like one can scoop enough right now for $170 per 100 pieces ack!! 400 pieces should see me thru my life time I'd imagine.

    Should I just get over it and just buy more ammo for the 45-70? I dunno why I always had such a hankering for a takedown.........
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    I've found that sometimes you might regret buying a firearm for certain reasons, but somehow the nagging regret of NOT buying a firearm plays on me longer. There, now you can tell the better half I made you do it.

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    Regret of not buying is stronger for sure. Because prices always go up in the long run.
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    If you would like to have it , then you should buy it as the stress associated with indecision is usually greater than the cost of the rifle . Think of it as a Christmas Gift to yourself . If you ever decide that you don't want the rifle , you can probably sell it for about the same , or for more , than what you paid for it .
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    "...400 pieces should..." It might. Depends on the load used. If you opt for any odd cartridge, you need to buy as much brass as you can afford/find at the same time. And a shell holder and dies. The MBA's running the assorted manufacturers think nothing of discontinuing stuff with no regard for existing customers.
    The problem is that it's only made by Hornady(Buck U.S. a shot at Graf's, Stateside. Midway says it's in "Limited Production" and not available at all. No exporting components anyway.) and it might be difficult to find here. Still shows on Hornady's site.
    You can't make it by cutting equally horrendously expensive .458 Win due to the difference in the belt.

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    "...400 pieces should..." It might. Depends on the load used. If you opt for any odd cartridge, you need to buy as much brass as you can afford/find at the same time.
    Have you ever worn out straightwall rifle cases?
    Just how many loadings did it take?
    I've got some that are on about their 15th time through the dies and they look almost as good as new.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rory McCanuck View Post
    Have you ever worn out straightwall rifle cases?
    Just how many loadings did it take?
    I've got some that are on about their 15th time through the dies and they look almost as good as new.
    But you sir are a reloading specialist extraordinaire.

    Or you don’t care if you need to pry the empty case out with pliers after shooting them...
    (Bigger hammer syndrome seems to run through MB)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIR VEYOR View Post
    But you sir are a reloading specialist extraordinaire.

    Or you don’t care if you need to pry the empty case out with pliers after shooting them...
    (Bigger hammer syndrome seems to run through MB)
    It’s not a syndrome, it’s the cure.....

    OP, you’ve come to the wrong place if you expect anyone here to try and talk you out of this. Never mind the brass, you’ll be able to share all the other components between three rifles. Be stupid not to....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIR VEYOR View Post
    But you sir are a reloading specialist extraordinaire.
    Bah, I'm just an amateur that has read a lot and isn't afraid to experiment a bit.
    Quote Originally Posted by SIR VEYOR View Post
    Or you don’t care if you need to pry the empty case out with pliers after shooting them...
    (Bigger hammer syndrome seems to run through MB)
    Hah, if a bigger hammer doesn't fix your problem, then you need a bigger, bigger hammer.

    Funny you should saythis though, I went to shoot off some of those shot shells from my 444 and they performed flawlessly. Well the first two, but I couldn't extract the second one, lever was locked up almost tight. Got the gun all apart and hammered the bolt out, everything looks fine.
    Pretty dirty though, I haven't cleaned it for probably 500 rounds, some of which were short Hornady brass.
    I'm hoping it was just the carbon ring holding on to things too tightly.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justice View Post
    "...400 pieces should..." It might. Depends on the load used. If you opt for any odd cartridge, you need to buy as much brass as you can afford/find at the same time. And a shell holder and dies. The MBA's running the assorted manufacturers think nothing of discontinuing stuff with no regard for existing customers.
    The problem is that it's only made by Hornady(Buck U.S. a shot at Graf's, Stateside. Midway says it's in "Limited Production" and not available at all. No exporting components anyway.) and it might be difficult to find here. Still shows on Hornady's site.
    You can't make it by cutting equally horrendously expensive .458 Win due to the difference in the belt.
    Wrong thread, bsd is looking for catalog info in his semi auto winmag thread, heres the link : https://www.gunownersofcanada.ca/sho...in-mag-Options. 2 seconds on google i found 5-6 places in canada that have brass in stock including ellwood epps and canada brass. Starline and a couple others also make brass for the .450 marlin. As for not importing components, i wonder how hornady gets brass into Canada if its illegal to import? Oh never mind, i forgot who i was quoting for a second.

    As for the rifle, dude, its a takedown, its an uncommon calibre, and I personally have never understood the whole “i have that type of calibre covered already” comment. If you want a 450 marlin, a 45-70,a 38-55 and a 375winchester all at the same time, go for it. Personally if it was me in your shoes, I’d buy it just because i wanted it, no further justification needed
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