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Old May 23, 2010, 03:57 PM   #26
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I wouldn't have a Marlin if given as a gift.
No way, no how have I ever gotten one to shoot worth a (expletive deleted) with handloads. They want factory ammo only.
BTW, my 30-06 loads give sub-MOA groups at 100 yards from an ordinary sporting rifle. I know how to load.
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Old May 23, 2010, 04:03 PM   #27
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You were prolly hand loading cast bullets and using them in a rifle with micro groove rifling.
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Old May 27, 2010, 10:07 AM   #28
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HENRY BIG BOY 44 mag vs MARLIN 1894 44 mag

I have severalMarlins and have not had a problem with any of them. I shoot reloads in all of them except the 30-30. I Have the 1894 in the Competition model ( 38 Special, octogon barrel) and also the standard model 357. Both work well, but the competition model was over $700 and I paid $369 for the standard model. I have these guns in 44 Mag and 45 Colt also. For almost all plinking I would recommend the Marlin. For Cowboy Action shooting I recommend either a Win 66 or 73 clone, but there again a Marlin works well. I do have several '94 Winchester's, yes, they shoot ok but don't handle pistol caliber cartridges well, and are more difficult to smooth up.
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