Did Ruger manufacture an Alaskan Model 45-70 Controlled round feed?
Back in the days when I could hit exactly what I aimed at with iron sights, I did use Marlin Lever Actions. But nowadays 50 yards is the limit that I trust iron sights to match my skill with a rifle. (ie my scores on paper with a scope or iron sights are almost equal) While I can still hold minute of paper plate offhand with a scoped carbine/rifle at 200 yards, I'm lucky to keep 4 out of ten on that same paper plate at even 100 yards with iron sights nowadays. So 200 yards with iron sights isn't even a consideration while hunting.Why don't you look for a Marlin in 45-70? It would seem to meet your needs.