My state is now allowing repeating guns for deer hunting, provided the ammo uses a straight walled case, i.e. no shoulder or bottleneck. My LGS has Marlin lever guns in 45-70 and 44 mag for $499. I see I can get them a little cheaper online. I could also use a bolt gun or single shot rifle for hunting deer now. 499 seems pretty reasonable to me for the Marlin. Anybody got experience with bolt guns in 45-70 or 44 mag? I'm just not sure which I'd like better, I'd like to hear some educated opinions.