Magnum time

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  1. mudman35962

    mudman35962 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    0503201500.jpg tippmamn rolling block scoped. Lever is a marlin 1894. The roller is a joy to shoot, 0503201502.jpg lever not so much. Roller on the right
    10 shots. Count the holes.
     
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  2. Firpo

    Firpo Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That’s some good shooting with the rolling block, darn good. Can’t help but laugh at your range. Is that cut out of a wheat field? Just darn cool, being a city boy I think that’s great.
     

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    gdmoody Full Time Moderator Moderator Supporting Member

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    Rick, how far you shooting and how far it that one farther out?
     
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    joe45c Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    Distances and caliber of both rifles?
     
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    sharps4590 Well-Known Member

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    That appears to be a bearded wheat...yes?

    Oh...afore I forget, "atta boy Rick!!".......:D
     
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    Calipers???


    I always did like a rolling block
     
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    ATA BOY Rick.
     
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    Buen hecho chamaco, (ATA boy Rick).
     
  10. mudman35962

    mudman35962 Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    44 magnum both. target 50 yards. target in the back is 100 yards. i was just plain lazy and did not go out and put the target where it belongs.
    as to the wheat....i don't know. the place is rented to a row cropper. the tree line to the right is a creek bottom. flows real good in the rainy season. it is rumored deer can be see there.

    rick
     
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    Good chutin! ATTA BOY RICK. You are trying real hard to keep us The FIREARMS Forum and not the COVID19 Forum.
     
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    +1 with everybody. Good shooting.
    Edit: Nice looking rifles.:cheers:
     
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    beautiful roller
     
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    Both are really nice rifles, and some great shooting, too!!

    As far as the Marlin .44 not being up to par for your taste, just wondering if you've worked up loads for it. Marlins are great rifles, but I have very little experience with the 'micro groove' barrels. Don't know if those are better with lead or jacketed bullets. I bet you that if you try some cast 245 grain bullets and work up a load for that Marlin you will end up loving it. My Winchester is on the same lines as your Marlin, and even being a .44 (shares ammo with my old Hawes Western Marshall) that stock and carbine weight gives you every ounce of recoil. BTW - I load my .44 Mag ammo to mid-range velocities, use a Lyman 245 grain plain base SWC bullet and Unique powder. Without going down and hauling out my manual, seems that the pistol pushes out at about 950 FPS and the carbine is about 1100 PFS with the same load.

    Rolling block rifles are like the old 63-67 Corvette Convertibles. Beauties. You gotta love that simple classic action. I was thinking about someday building a rolling block, but to be truthful I was only thinking about full size rifle calibers. Your .44 has me thinking otherwise.
     
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    Great shooting with the rolling block.

    Nice looking guns.

    Like Jim Brady says, try working up a load for the Marlin. A number of the guys at our club use Marlin .44's all the time out to 50 yards and take the center of the target out on a regular basis. They don't use the full magnum loads, most have scopes.
     
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