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Old April 29, 2000, 01:41 AM   #1
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I got my second 'hog of the season on Thursday. One of my pals at work is also a farmer and kept seeing one by a concrete culvert support at his place. I watched that hole after work for 2 weeks. My farmer pal said he saw it at around 1130 to 1330 some days. Well, I went out at a late lunch time and caught him out. Just as I rounded a hilly corner in the pasture, I saw him crouched at his hole. Another step and he would have seen me. I pulled up and fired.
He flipped and flopped a little and got in his hole about 6 inches where he expired. Of course, his hole was on the other side of a fence and I was not sure I even got him.
So I stuck my head through and sure enough, feet and tail. I put another one in him just in case and then pulled him out. It is tradition around here to hang the deceased on a fence pole which I did and the coyotes will get him soon.
I am very pleased with the accuracy and extra power the Marlin 25mn .22 mag gives me using CCI Maxi Mag HP. I am not a marksman by any reach, I am just ok. But 2 for 2 shots to kills is ok by me. They have been 50 yds or so, and I want to try longer, but the opportunity has not arisen yet.


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Old April 30, 2000, 04:31 PM   #2
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The 25MN with the "chosen load", will put the lights out with the best of them, Mine loves the Winchester Supremes.

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Old April 30, 2000, 05:37 PM   #3
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My 882 hates those Supremes! Hmm, funny. So far, it seems the Remington Poly-Tips work the best. As the barrel heats up, the 7 shots are in a string all touching. If I let the barrel cool down more, they'd easily all touch but in a hole only maybe an MOA across. Do Marlins have a special history of being especially picky? Or is that just a issue with all guns? It just seems a bit strange to me that one barrel would like one ammo the best, and another barrel would hate that ammo the most. But hey...it happened!

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Old April 30, 2000, 09:20 PM   #4
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Seems to be especially an issue with any 22 Rimfire. I have had several Marlins, and a couple Remingtons, and they all seem to be "picky" for ammunition.

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Old April 30, 2000, 09:37 PM   #5
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My Marlin seems to do well with MaxiMag HP and today I also shot some Winchester SuperX
to see how close they were to poi in relation to The Maxi. Seemed to be real close at about 75 yds. I was only shooting at some debris on the berm at the range.

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