I bought a Chiappa Kodiak and the rifle had feed isues.Bartons in Grande Prairie Alberta the seller had me come into their store and they swaped the rifle out .Chiappa has sent me 3 emails making sure I am happy with their rifle and makeing sure that I was taken care of. I do guide for bear and this rifle is very close to being the perfect Back Up thick cover Dangerous Game rifle I only wish the loop was a bit larger. The rifle is fast and accuate I can put 5 405gr rounds down range in less than 2 seconds and offhand at 50 yards in a nice 1.5 inch group. I dont know of any north American game that can take that pounding and keep comeing. It will be put to the test in April on bear and I feel 100% sure of the rifle I have allready fired over 100 rounds. I will be takeing the rifle to Corlans in Dawson Creek B.C and haveing their very fine gunsmiths go over the rifle . I want the trigger at 4 pounds and I want to see if we can enlarge the loop a bit I will stay with the open Skinner Sights as I find them very fast to come up on and I dont want to efect the ballance of the rifle by adding more weight forward I will allso wand blind screws in the rail holes on the barrel this rifle sells for over twice the price of the Marlin guide gun and I think it is worth every penny of the $1,399.oo I paid for it thank you Chiappa for a great rifle and thank you staff of the Grande Prairie Bartons Big Country for the fantastic service
I have one, the accuracy is incredible, 1" groups at 100yds! The Skinner sight is great, and it replaces either scope base, I switch back and forth with little change in zero.
THE NEW CHIAPPA .45-70 IS VERY NICE , I WOULD LIKE TO GET MORE INFORMATION ON THIS RIFLE
Why not put a full length mag tube on it to get another round or so capacity. That's one problem with the Marlin. Not all states are limited to the 4 rounds. It should also have a back-up rear sight installed instead of optics only. Cooper specifired a sight back-up for the scope in case of damage and the scope had to be removed. The Marlin Guide Gun has a foward mounted buckhorn ahead of the scout scope. Maybe there should be some sort of flip up peep.