Thread: marlin 336 ?
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Old January 4, 2013, 12:40 PM   #3
Jack O'Conner
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Micro groove is a very shallow rifling and shoots best when cleaned regularily. Plain HOPPE'S products work great.

Typically, a Marlin with its 1-10 twist will stabilize the 170 grain bullet variants quite nicely. I've handloaded Hornady 180 grain round nose bullets with hand-filed flat nose for safety. They shoot amazingly tight. But my best groups come from Speer 150 grain flat nose bullets but I can't explain why this is so. I'm not an engineer. I read somewhere that FEDERAL Fusion ammo features Speer HOT-COR bullets.

Fire up the grill! Deer hunting IS NOT catch and release.
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