The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Hide > The Art of the Rifle: Bolt, Lever, and Pump Action

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old June 29, 2013, 08:31 PM   #26
cje1980
Senior Member
 
Join Date: November 15, 2004
Location: Colorado
Posts: 1,389
My 2007 Marlin 336A likes Federal 150 gr and 170 gr loads. I've kept 10 shots under 2" before and my handloads using Hodgdon Leverevolution powder and Hornady 160 gr FTX bullets range from 1.75-2.5" depending on how I'm feeling that day.
cje1980 is offline  
Old June 29, 2013, 09:15 PM   #27
Sarge
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 12, 2002
Location: MO
Posts: 5,038
After wringing out a number of Winchesters (and a few Marlins) over the years and I came to expect 1 1/2" from them with either Winchester 150 grain power points, or a Sierra 150 JSP over 34.0 grains of H4895.

Exceptional examples will halve that and remain consistent at 200 yards.
__________________
“Nine-tenths of tactics are certain, and taught in books: but the irrational tenth is like the kingfisher flashing across the pool, and that is the test of generals. It can only be ensured by instinct, sharpened by thought practicing the stroke so often that at the crisis it is as natural as a reflex.” ~ T. E. Lawrence
Sarge is offline  
Old June 30, 2013, 05:23 PM   #28
Peter M. Eick
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 3, 1999
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 2,991
My stock pre-64 md 94 will do this for 50 shots off the bench with Seirra 150's and 3031 powder.



I don't shoot it enough to warrant loading lead in it.
__________________
10mm and 357sig, the best things to come along since the 38 super!
Peter M. Eick is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2016 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05511 seconds with 7 queries