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I have an 80's model 1894 44mag. with the micro-groove barrel 1/38 twist. I've slugged the barrel and there appears to be serious constrictions in it. I want to shoot cast as I do my own casting. Which would be better, to lap the barrel or re-barrel with a "regular rifling" barrel. I have tried to shoot .432 BTB slugs, but it will not shoot good. Also what price would a new barrel run, (just a ball park figure). Thanks
 

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My guess would be lapping the barrel would give you great accuracy, have you shot it much so far?
 

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Thanks for the reply Big Medicine, It shoots jacketed bullets good. The 280gr WFNGC .432 will not shoot good. I do not know if I am trying to push too heavy a bullet or the constriction or a combination of things. I do have a 3x9 scope mounted on it to take up for the eye sight. Yes I have shot it a fair amount I crippled up several deer the other year with speer gold dots and shoulder shots(under 100 yards) that is why I want to go to a cast bullet for the penetration.
 
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