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  1. Marlin Cowboy 38 55 accuracy load

    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...
  2. 1895 SBL Accuracy question

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hello all, new member so I apologize if this is posted in the wrong spot. I just bought an 1895 SBL and took it to the range for the first time. Put 6 rounds through it at 50 yards, out of the box open sights, and not a single round hit paper! Had my buddy shoot it and got the same result (or...
  3. NRA American Rifleman Mag: Get a Grip on Lever-Action Accuracy

    Ranger Point Precision
    Anyone read this article that just came out? Marlin Firearms feature article that talks about accuracy and even includes a test re. a Marlin 35 Rem vs. a Winchester Model 94. Thoughts? Get A Grip On Lever-Action Accuracy by John Haviland -...
  4. Cut the barrel from 20" to 16"? Thinking about it and made my head hurt....

    I'm mulling over having the barrel cut down the pre-safety 1894 that I had converted from .44 mag to .45 Colt about 6 years ago. It was re-barreled with a 20" Microgroove 1:20 twist barrel that I got from Numrich. I've been trying to figure out what effect that will have on it's accuracy...
  5. .357- to crimp or not to crimp?

    I've been reloading for the .357 using a variety of powders and bullet heads to find the best combination for accuracy, and one variable I've not investigated properly is the effect of crimping. I use a Lee reloading die, which gives the option of varying the strength of the crimp. Some say...
  6. Need help please. Will this affect accuracy?

    Hi all, I've had my Marlin 336C for around 5-6mths and taken it to the range several times. I've tried at least 6 different major factory ammo types but no matter what, I just can't seem to get consistent grouping. I seem to get flyers and rather large groups. I figured maybe I'd just not...
  7. OAL. Do you go to the max? O0

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Do you guys go to the max on your OAL (2.55)? I've been sitting at 2.2 for some time Is ther a too short How does this change accuracy ?
  8. Accurate 45-70 boomstick

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Today I finally got to shoot my "new" 45-70 1895 Cowboy at more than 20yds! Still only 110yds but useful for setting a woodland hunting zero. I've fitted a 1-4 Vortex PST scope on a Williams Ace-in-the-hole combo-rail. I was pleasantly surprised by the accuracy with factory Remington 405gr SP...
  9. new remlin 336w owners any good stories?

    Hey everyone, just got a new 336w for Christmas from my fiancee, havn't been able to get out to shoot it yet though :-(. Here's what I'm trying to find out, have you found a certain ammo working for you better than the others? I got a box of winchester super x 170g's and a box of Hornady...
  10. 100 yard accuracy - The Journey

    The 45/70 Govt.
    After an extended absence from the shooting game (life happens), I missed the sweet smell of burnt powder. As a competitive shooter, my preferred choice of firearm had always been handguns – sliders and revolvers, double action and single action. Most of my rifles were pistol calibre (.44 mag...
  11. Range report - Hornady ammo 100 yards - scout scope Leatherwood Hi-Lux

    The 45/70 Govt.
    I know I know -- I am gonna start reloading soon and hope to just shoot hard cast; but I just put the scope on this iron and had this ammo thru some other swappin deal/ so you can see RR1 & RR2 - one of the holes in RR1 shows again in RR2 because the little cover dot flew off when I centered...
  12. Most accurate .270 load

    The Marlin XL7/XS7 Boltaction Centerfire Rifles
    What is your go-to ragged hole puncher (hand-load) for the xl7 in .270 Win? I'm looking to hand-load for mine on a budget and figured you guys have probably tried every combination under the sun. Thanks, ExLSeven