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    It's all big medicine's fault

    I'm enjoying the challenge of this postal match so much I HAD to buy another Marlin Rifle to enter the 100m scoped event

    I picked up the 336 .30-30 last weekend and today was my first chance to try her out at the range.



    Marlin 336 in .30-30
    fitted with a Leopold VxII 2-7 x40 scope with Butler Creek flip-up covers
    and an aftermarket 'Happy' Trigger - very nice.

    The rifle came with some 170gr Sierra FN handloads which shot nice, just a little low.


    5 shot group at 50m just to see what it would do - ignore the .45-70 holes

    AND 6 boxes of the Leverevolution ammo - 160gr projectiles
    Now I have fallen in love with this ammo - it shoots fantastic - 50m & 100m POA is POI
    I now know why y'all love it!
    The only down-side is it's amlost $2 (Aust) a shot ($39 a box in my local gunshop) so I'll be keeping that for hunting, not punching paper.

    Can you buy the Leverevolution projectiles for reloading? and does anyone know what powder is used in the factory rounds.
    I notice it goes off with a solid THUMP, and it's soooooooooo nice to shoot
    I would love to try some in my .45-70 if I can find any here (and be able to afford it )


    Don't you just hate it when you walk out to retrieve your targets from the 100m frames
    and find one where you FORGOT to fire the correct number of shots?



    SO, if when my wife asks: 'Why have you gone and bought ANOTHER rifle?'

    I'm just gunna say...... IT'S ALL BIG MEDICINE'S FAULT
    1895SS - .45/70 the original One Hit Wonder!

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    Re: It's all big medicine's fault

    but it's all good.

    60+ rounds through the .30-30

    30+ rounds through the .45/70 - tried out some 405gr cast bullets infront of 13gr of Trailboss today - very nice.
    Only drops about 3 inches at 50m, from where the rifle is sighted in for my hunting loads.

    and 30+ rounds through the .44-40 aswell.... yep it was a day for leverguns today.


    One good...... some not so good


    It all started off soooooo good....... then shot no. 4 ended any chances of mailing this target


    So out of the 40 something MO targets that I poked holes in today, I'm only posting you 3 BIG MEDICINE

    And I know I'll never do well enough to take the crown off Rowdy (or Fomdiddle) but I'm getting out and shooting more of these targets, trying new loads with my rifles and having a BALL doing it - SO A BIG THANKYOU TO big medicine AND Sidespin for organising this match
    1895SS - .45/70 the original One Hit Wonder!

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    Re: It's all big medicine's fault

    All minute of venison ..
    Gunjunkie..

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    Re: It's all big medicine's fault

    Quote Originally Posted by Gunjunkie
    All minute of venison ..
    YEP - a hunter I is... target shooter I isn't

    Hoping to get onto some Hog's next weekend - takin the .45/70 to poke some big holes into em.
    1895SS - .45/70 the original One Hit Wonder!

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    Re: It's all big medicine's fault

    you guys had better watch out the man Down Under, he is on a mission!! Way to go Hotshot, keep them targets comming, one of those is going to have the center shot out!
    IN MEMORY OF PFC JEFFREY ALAN AVERY, 571st MP CO, KILLED IN ACTION 23 APR 07, AGE 19, MUQUDADIYAH, IRAQ.

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    Re: It's all big medicine's fault

    Im the Man, from "down yonder or "down thar" one Gunrunner,,
    Guns dont kill people.Dads with pretty Daughters do..

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    Re: It's all big medicine's fault

    Quote Originally Posted by gunrunner
    Im the Man, from "down yonder or "down thar" one Gunrunner,,
    Yup, dat be him.
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    Re: It's all big medicine's fault

    Let that barrel cool down! Slowly...slowly! 4 and 5 always find another direction! Don't ask me how I know!


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