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Old February 18, 2012, 08:13 PM   #1
mehavey
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1894 Marlin 45 Colt -- Heavy Bullets

Does anyone have experience w/ Marlin's 1894/45 Colt using heavy (330+gr) lead bullets?

In my 7½" Ruger BlackHawk I've standardized on:
Beartooth 340gr LeadFN-Gas Check
21.5gr of H110/W296
CCI-350
OAL: 1.678"

It goes out at ~1,210fps and groups well at 50 yards. No exceptional pressure indicators and
when adjusted (calibrated) against known Speer/Hornady loads, Quickload indicates ~20-24,000psi

Anyone with an 1894 Marlin out there who can say "been there/done that"?
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