What size lead bullet to use?
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    Tenderfoot
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    What size lead bullet to use?

    I got a new Marlin a few months ago and still trying to work up a decent load with 100g bullets from RCBS mold. I have them sized to .312 and also have some .313 that I haven't tried yet.

    I came across an article from M.D. Smiths Reloading on 'Reloading for the 32-20 Winchester'. In it, he states that the older guns were chambered for .312 for jacketed and .313 for lead bullets. Newer guns have been chambered to work with .308 jacketed bullets. Also, DO NOT use .312 or .313 bullets in newer or smaller bore guns.

    So, do any of you use .312 or .313 bullets? If not, what size should I be looking for.?

    Thanks
    Lago

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    Slug the bore with a piece of soft lead and a brass rod.
    It's the only way to know for sure.

    DO NOT USE A WOOD DOWEL FOR THIS PROJECT.

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    What Rock said...also type 32/20 Reloaders into the Advanced search bar above to find lot's of good info on the subject. Post pics of your Marlin for us to see...we like pics!

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    Slugging the bore was considered but thought I would ask. I have several pounds of plumbers lead and will cast some bullets and go from there


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