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Just got back from the range trying out different loads using different powder and primers. Looks like I found me a great shooting load using 200 gr cast bullet and varget.
Here it is, my best group at 100 yards with 1977 marlin in 35 rem



Measured just under .7 inches center to center

And here is what she looks like,



I picked her up from a member here about two years ago.

Just in case anyone wonders what the load was, it's a 200 gr RCBS 35-200-FN seated to crimp grove with mild roll crimp, 37.5 gr Varget, Win brass and Win LR primers
 

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Good shooting.

What are you using for the front sight?

Bead, gold, blade, or other?

Matt
 

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Thanks , I think the front sight is factory, little gold/white dot (can’t tell what color it is, so dang old) I just took the hood of off it. The rear sight is williams peep I got of midway.

Here is a picture of the front sight like mine.
 

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Oustanding shooting! I'd be lucky to do that at 100 yards with my .35 and a scope!
 

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Now thats some good shooting!!!Thats a sweet lookin rifle too!!
 

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Looks like a keeper! The load and the rifle!
 

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Thanks fellas! I think luck had a huge role in it ;D. I'm going to the range today again and see if I can get same results.
 

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That's the real test, of course - whether or not the load is consistent.

Good Luck!
 

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StretchNM said:
That's the real test, of course - whether or not the load is consistent.

Good Luck!
Ain't that the truth. I recently tried about ten different loads with my cast boolits, and found a load that seemed to work good. I went home and loaded a bunch of them and when I went back to the range I shot patterns instead of groups. Rifles are harder to figure out than pistols. I guess that's why we seem to collect so many different powders for loading.
 
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