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Hi,

After lots of looking and loosing a few auctions that got too high for my blood, I picked myself up an 1894 in 357 made in CT! Thought I'd share some gun porn and while I have your attention ask one of many questions.

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My local old-time dealer looked it over during the transfer and thought it was really clean.

OK, so my question. I reload 38 Special for my bullseye shooting so feel I can step up to loading it and 357 for this beauty. But, with the micro-groove barrel, from what I read I need larger than standard bullets; 359 for example. Where can I get bullets that will be accurate out to 100yds? I'd like to load different weights and see what she likes best. I'm hoping to find some loads that are accurate in both this and my GP100.

thanks,
Jab
 

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Nice rifle. Some previous owner/seller snagged the old timey Marlin wood and replaced it with a current production buttstock and forend. From the pictures,I'm thinking this rifle was reblued. Looking forward to the range report.

You can order .359" bullets from Dardas Cast bullets,on the checkout page it will ask you for your diameter choice. Matt Dardas makes a fine bullet at a very reasonable price. Try a RNFP so feeding will be smooth. You can make up a few Keith type SWC's as an experiment to see if they feed. Some 1894's will and some won't. If they don't feed through the rifle,you can still shoot them in the Ruger.



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Don't waste your time trying to make this microgroove barrel shoot accurately. Roll up a picture of Benjamin Franklin and insert it into the muzzle and send this embarrassment to me. It will be our secret. I try to help out the new guys.
 

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You got yourself a good one.

Mine will print cloverleafs with jacketed bullets all day long with jacketed. Haven't shot it much with cast bullets. It should have the same potential, but it may take a few sessions of load development to match that with cast bullets. That's where the fun comes in.
 
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