Thinking about getting a lever action rifle for bear protection and possibly bear hunting. Plus I just want to buy one. Any thoughts on a 45/70 vs. a 444 Marlin. Just splitting hairs or is there a difference. You can use bigger bullets in the 45/70, but will probably give up velocity. Not a fan of the 450 marlin, but don't know why.
If you have some good insight let me know. Will probably buy a Marlin Guide Gun, but wouldn't mind lucking into a Mod 94 in 444. Had a chance to buy one several years ago and of course made a mistake and left it at the store.