After years of books, shirts, etc., all useful and appreciated, this morning my wife presented me with a box of Hornady 325 gr .450 Marlin shells and M1895 to match. Wow. Felt like I was twelve. I'm going to the range sometime in the next week. I'm taking the extra heavy PAST shoulder pad and some new ear muffs along.
I always told her I'd get one as a backup if one of the boys won a bear hunt in the state lottery. I hear the terminal ballistics are good enough for anything on the continent within range, maybe 150 yds. It's the initial ballistics I'm worried about.
I'm thinking of getting the little beast magnaported. Anyone here with an opinion on porting? Thanks.