I just found this thread a week or so ago and wish to thank you for the hours of back reading it has provided. Along the way I learned a great deal about the rifle and cartridge especially the mechanics of the action that is the Marlin. It was great to read along as the experiment progressed until finally arriving at this stage today.
CONGRATULATION!!!!. I have just one more thing to say. Do it again! Don't know with what but with the great Marlin platform there must be something amazing and different to try.`
Thanks again - Jim