Another Marlin model 60 problem
I've had my Marlin Glenfield out a few times now, and at first I was using Remington Thunderbolt roundnose ammo because I had a brick of those lying around. I was disappointed in the bad manufacturing and lead filth, so today I switched to copper plated Federal hollowpoints. Both brands seem to have trouble actually putting primers in their shells, but the Federals were much worse than the Remingtons. The Federals are causing all kinds of problems with the rifle and I'm wondering if the rifle just doesn't like hollowpoints? They don't seem to feed properly and I have to manually feed them in. In a tube of 18 I'm getting 3 or more misfires, and I put 120 rounds through it. I even had one crimped brass, but I didn't actually see what happened with that one.
I switched back to Remingtons and out of 54 shots I had maybe two shells that were duds and that was all. Those seem to feed properly and everything went well. The rifle is very clean and operates well. What to do? Roundnose ammo is hard to find around here, but maybe I should just use that?