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Dear all,

I am Tom from Bavaria and since the 1970 an average target shooter with a bunch of different tools for punching holes in paper at 25/50 and 100 meters :flute::flute:

This weekend a Bavarian shooting buddy offered the a.m. rifle.

Because i am new to Marlins may i ask for some help.
  • What are the critical points i should check before considering to buy?
  • I do not need killer loads, i prefer loads for 100 meter target range

    What loads/bullets do you recomend therefore? I have the following powders on hand: VVn320, VVn330, VVn340, Trail Boss Swiss RS20 and BP Swiss3

    Express loads sound good as well
  • Finally what is a reasonable price if the piece is technical 100% ok and the bore as fine as it can be after so many years??

    P.S. As soon as i have some pictures i will add...
Many thanks for your kind advice

greetings

Tom
 

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Dear all,

Thanks so far for your kind hints. For my 1886 45-70 i use 63grain Swiss 3 which works nicely. Could i use the same amount and a paper wad and a filler (coffee grain) for this larger brass with succes. I have no desire to fill up the brass totaly with BP.

Any hints for a "reduced" BP load? My bullet will be in the 300-340 grain range.


Greetings


PT
 
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