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  1. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    38 55, love this caliber. I bought a Marlin Cowboy last Halloween and absolutely love the rifle as noted in an earlier post. Once my shooting partner and I worked up an accuracy load we get 1.5 inch 5 shot groups at 100 yards all day long. Then I went in search for a 40 65 high wall, but...
  2. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    Misinformation abounds on the internet! I just purchased a Taylor / Uberti high wall in 38 55. First trip to the range managed to get a 3 shot ragged hole with the terrible front sight at 50 yards. Replaced the sight with a Lyman 17A, back to the range and shot at 100 yards. Was disappointed in...
  3. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    After my purchase of a Marlin cowboy in 38 55 last Halloween I became interested in the 40 65. Started searching for one on the web with no luck. The only one I found was in my opinion kind of sketchy. I wanted a 1885 Winchester high wall. I finally gave up on a vintage one; buying a used rifle...
  4. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    I bought a Marlin 38 55 cowboy last Halloween and have had nothing but fun with the rifle ever since. But now I am lusting after a 40 65. yesterday at the range 3 of us got together for a fun shoot. My usual partner and I are both left handed rifle shooters. I am in my early 70s, had surgery on...
  5. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    As mentioned in my second post we finally got two accuracy loads, one with 4227 and one with blue dot. All our experimentation was done with a Vortex 3X9 power scope. Real men shoot with iron sights so the scope came off and a Williams receiver sight went on the rifle. I'm an old geezer and shot...
  6. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    Three different primers, 3 different brass, three different powders, three different bullet diameters. We now have a load that will shoot just under 1 inch, center to center, at 100 yards. Primers were the biggest variable. CCI gave us huge groups, Remington 9 1/2 produced tight groups, but...
  7. 32-40 38-55/375 & Other Non Standard Caliber
    Bought my first Marlin in 1962, yes I am an old geezer, a model 39. Last Halloween I purchased a Marlin 336 cowboy in 38 55 off of Gunbroker. Best purchase in decades. Love this rifle. The challenge has been finding the most accurate load. Have experimented with three different powders, 3...
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