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by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 6:56 pm
Forum: lubes
Topic: Rooster Zambini vs. Rooster HVR
Replies: 2
Views: 4598

Rooster Zambini vs. Rooster HVR

from the old forum, some formating issues with this post but it should be working in a few months: Since Rooster HVR lube has worked so well I was curious to try Rooster Zambini. HVR is recommended for rifles and Zambini is recommended for pistols. It seems to me that any lube that works well in ri...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:39 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 357
Replies: 25
Views: 15022

Re: Marlin 357

Trying a 190 gr. in 1894 357 Since a 180 gr. hasn't done anything to crow about in this rifle, I thought a heavier bullet would be worth trying. It's not that I want or need more weight, but sometimes a longer bearing length helps accuracy. http://www.mountainmolds.com/pics/357_180_190.jpg I walked ...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:31 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 357
Replies: 25
Views: 15022

Re: Marlin 357

When I slugged the barrel on my 450 Marlin, I used an egg fishing sinker instead of a slug. In case your not familiar with them, they're football shaped with a hole through the length. I have tried soft slugs and round balls, but found the egg sinkers were more user friendly. Only the middle of the ...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 357
Replies: 25
Views: 15022

Re: Marlin 357

OK, I just now pushed a pure lead slug all the way through the barrel, starting at the breech. In fact, I did it several times, because measurements were not consistent. Sometimes the slug would come out way small, like 0.354". More often than not, they were 0.3563" with some plus or minus...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:11 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 444
Replies: 4
Views: 6402

Marlin 444

The good news is that, unlike many other levergun cartridges, the 444 has a bona fide throat that steps down to groove diameter instead of an oversize funnel. However, the leade is only about 0.050" long, and a full diameter tangential ogive will not chamber. Never mind that such and such an LB...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:07 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 357
Replies: 25
Views: 15022

Re: Marlin 357

Yes, it is an 1894 with deep cut rifling. I haven't pushed a slug all the way through the barrel yet. Maybe I'll do that today. I am loathe to firelap this barrel since the throat is already grossly oversize. If I find a restriction, I might lap it out the old fashioned way. People are quick to blam...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:04 pm
Forum: lever actions
Topic: Marlin 357
Replies: 25
Views: 15022

Re: Marlin 357

Are you talking about a Marlin 1894 rifle? I belong to several Marlin forums where members talk about the microgroove vs Ballard rifling and bore restrictions. Most all Marlins have bore restrictions at the front sight and barrel band dovetails as well as under the stamped lettering. I imagine this ...
by mtngun
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: equipment
Topic: Sprue Dipper Hole Size
Replies: 0
Views: 4568

Sprue Dipper Hole Size

from the old forum: Dan, I just ordered my first mold (mass produced), to get my feet wet as I've never casted before. :oops: I also ordered a RCBS dipper for ladle casting. The bullet mold is for a .458 cal 400 gr FN (#457643) and I plan to use straight WW's. Anyway, I have seen some previous post...
by mtngun
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: posting pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 5807

posting pictures

Two ways to post pictures. 1) If you already have the picture uploaded to a web site somewhere, then [img]http://www.your_photo_site.com[/img] 2) You can use the "upload attachment" button on this forum to upload a picture from your PC. -- width should be 600 - 1000 pixels. If it doesn't ...
by mtngun
Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: springbuck with S&W 500
Replies: 3
Views: 3230

springbuck with S&W 500

from the old forum: The 500 S&W in Africa From Jan in Namibia I mounted a spare Aimpoint I have on the 500. Shot the scope in at my local range and took it hunting. I shot this springbuck ram at 65 meters trough the neck. Being used to shooting with a rifle I was quit surprised with the effect ...

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