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    09-08-2020, 01:44 PM
    The turkey choke I have measures .680", now. The choked portion is beyond the barrel. The barrel is .865" OD. The slug loads were rifled slugs I believe. Maybe the best thing to do is try some other chokes, I have a modified and an improved. Maybe...
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    09-07-2020, 11:36 PM
    Grew up in rifle country, my Dad was a rifle guy, always been one myself. But I got a Win. 37A a few years ago and got the idea to make a gun I could shoot grouse, waterfowl, deer and turkeys with and leave it in the jeep year-round. Sort of a Boy...
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    08-29-2020, 06:22 PM
    kootne replied to a thread Marlin 1881 Help in Leverguns
    I had one of those 40/60's about 30 years ago. They were made to use a 260 grain bullet as I recall. Mine was big in the bore like yours. The neck area of the chamber limited bullets to maybe .406. But it worked just fine that way with 40:1 lead...
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Montana native and resident except 5 yrs in Cody making old time rifles. Currently a machinist (also owned irrigation business 17 yrs, 11 yrs of babysitting on horseback/big game guide, fought a few forest fires, farm/ranch hand in early yrs.) Married 40 yrs to my dream girl.
Libby, Mt.
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check