What is a 450 Marlin?


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The .450 Marlin is a firearm cartridge developed by engineers from Hornady and Marlin. Released in 2000, it was intended to be a modern equivalent to the classic .45-70 lever-action cartridge. The .450 Marlin case is similar to the .458 Winchester Magnum in appearance, except it has a wider belt.

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The .450 Marlin cartridge is accurate at ranges between 150 to 175 yards. It is ideally suited for game hunting at short to medium ranges. Using factory ammunition, the .450 Marlin is a small to medium-large game cartridge. When using hand loads, the .450 Marlin is suitable for larger game.

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