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Old 02-13-2018, 03:22 PM   #1
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this will probably be the newest addition to the family. Any owners wanna chime in with your thoughts/opinions?
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:27 PM   #2
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I have been thinking hard on one of these
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:32 PM   #3
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:37 PM   #4
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Assuming 94 marlin, I think that there are 2 different twist rates, find one with the tighter twist. 94 Winchester is good to go.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:43 PM   #5
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Assuming 94 marlin, I think that there are 2 different twist rates, find one with the tighter twist. 94 Winchester is good to go.
Would want an older model. Either manufacturer would be good with me.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:49 PM   #6
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Nice little guns, had a Marlin 1894 that I sold to another TBH'r. Found out the rifling twist is too slow to stabilize anything heavier than 240gr bullets (1/38 I think?). Also found out it's best to slug the barrel to find what diameter to swage cast bullets to, whether commercial or hand cast.

The .44mag is tough on deer-size animals within 125 yards or so.

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Old 02-13-2018, 04:31 PM   #7
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I have one in 44 Mag. Itís a beast on deer and pigs.


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Old 02-13-2018, 04:43 PM   #8
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Love mine! Itís deadly accurate with lever revolution and ted nugent ammo, shoots the heavy black hills really well also
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:44 PM   #9
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Nice little guns, had a Marlin 1894 that I sold to another TBH'r. Found out the rifling twist is too slow to stabilize anything heavier than 240gr bullets (1/38 I think?). Also found out it's best to slug the barrel to find what diameter to swage cast bullets to, whether commercial or hand cast.

The .44mag is tough on deer-size animals within 125 yards or so.

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Old 02-13-2018, 04:53 PM   #10
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Like my Winchester
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:04 PM   #11
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Nice little guns, had a Marlin 1894 that I sold to another TBH'r. Found out the rifling twist is too slow to stabilize anything heavier than 240gr bullets (1/38 I think?). Also found out it's best to slug the barrel to find what diameter to swage cast bullets to, whether commercial or hand cast.



The .44mag is tough on deer-size animals within 125 yards or so.



Stu


I could be wrong but Iím pretty sure mine has 1:20 twist and has Ballard instead of microgroove rifling. Iíve shot 300ís out of mine with no stabilization issues, but I do prefer the Nosler 240 JSP.


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Old 02-13-2018, 05:04 PM   #12
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Have the Winchester 94 Trapper in 44 Mag and a Marlin 1894 in 357 Mag trapper as well. The 357 sees lots ore action these days but both work well on hogs and deer.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:09 PM   #13
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I got a 357 Sweet lil gun...1894 Marlin
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:32 PM   #14
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Have the Winchester 94 Trapper in 44 Mag and a Marlin 1894 in 357 Mag trapper as well. The 357 sees lots ore action these days but both work well on hogs and deer.
I have a 44mag Rossi 92 and wish it was a 357. Never could find one when I bought mine.
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:42 PM   #15
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I had one and loved it. I would buy that exact gun again if I get the itch for open sights. Very deadly out to 100 yards.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:29 PM   #16
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I had a Winchester 94AE and loved it, great little gun and fun to shoot.


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Old 02-13-2018, 11:37 PM   #17
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Mine shoots Magtech 240 into less than an inch and my handload 300 Noslers a little better at 100 yards with open sights.
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