Hey guys, recently i've been gettin the itch to pick up a lever action rifle. I really want one, do I need any other reasons? Anyways, i'm caught in a pickle of sorts, what caliber should I get? I like the Marlin models, and the 30-30 or 45-70 seem to be the ones I'm most interested in. I know the big bore would be the choice if big bears were in mind, but do you have any input other than for that use? I just want a gun I'll use alot, even if its just for plinkin. I've heard you can load the 45-70 pretty mild, but not sure just how mild that is.