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    02-15-2018, 09:24 PM
    Finished up today - 36 rounds total - final bore size is just under .431. Now I have to breakin the 'New' barrel. Shot 10 rounds of a plain base 250 Keith Style (wonders upon Wonders, they functioned through my Marlin - suprised me). Cleaned it...
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    02-14-2018, 07:57 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44 Mag in Leverguns
    Lyman and RCBS have catologed items at .431. I just checked Midway.
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    02-14-2018, 03:59 PM
    I have 18 rounds down the barrel and the bore size has not grown (as farr as I can tell that is). I shoot 6 and clean. Using BullEye powder and 155 SWC Keith Style. Yes It does lead that is why I clean every 6 rounds. (I know I said I was going...
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    02-14-2018, 03:52 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Marlin 1894 44 Mag in Leverguns
    My 1894 Marlin 44 mag does 3 in at 100 with a MV of 1658 from a 265 gr GC custom boolit. Check my thread for fire lapping a Micro Grove.
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    02-12-2018, 10:45 AM
    dubber123 - that statement can be misleading. If you usee too aggressive of a grit you can make matters worse in as little as 10 or 15 shots. I use the LBT lapping compound because it has been throughly tested. Yes some individuals have use valve...
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    02-11-2018, 01:31 PM
    The firelapping kit I use is Veral Smiths from LBT. I have firelapped a number of 44 mag's and 45 colts, just not a rifle - Yet. BTW I am still cleaning it. I may be getting near the end as I am getting some copper out now. This is a new to me...
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    02-10-2018, 07:59 PM
    Shot the 1894 Marlin yesterday to see the velocity, I hadn't run that load over the Chrono when I worked that load up in late 90's. I was surprised, first it holds 3 in at 100 for 5 rounds. The Chrono results - Average MV = 1658 with an extreme...
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    01-29-2018, 12:08 PM
    Do a search here - I am sure there are many threads here that deal in Fire Lapping. Midway sells the Wheeler Fire Lap kit, and Veral Smith has his own at LBT. I have both and used both on Ruger 44 mag and 45 Colt. It does smooth out the barrel,...
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    01-27-2018, 03:54 PM
    Fixed the wires and put the pot back together (had to go to ACE Hardware for Terminal ends and crimps). I did test it before I put it back together just to see if the light would come on - it did. It won't show continuity but it did turn on...
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    01-27-2018, 01:52 PM
    As noted by longbow -- I too am concerned about the shallow Micro Grove and really don't want to barf this up. I really need to slug the barrel, I am already using .432 boolits as that is what my SBH likes after firelapping it.
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    01-27-2018, 01:47 PM
    Yes I have heard that - 2 things - I am not good with a file and they don't make this model (The Marlin Limited - with a 16 in barrel) any more and is worth more now than I paid for it. You going to buy me a new carrier when I barf this one...
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    01-27-2018, 01:34 AM
    Customer Support from WAAGE - so far NONE. Of corse I only left them a message from their Web Site. Guess I should call.
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    01-27-2018, 01:33 AM
    Finally tore into my WAAGE pot- burnt wire. Not sure if it shorted the light or not. I will fix it in the morning and hook it back up (pot is completly apart). Good thing I have extra insulation I got somewhere for my Lyman - I am going to need...
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    01-27-2018, 01:30 AM
    Do you remember how many rouunds it took?
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    01-26-2018, 03:44 PM
    One thing about the Marlin veerus Win - the Winchester will take a longer OAL than the Marlin. Like I can't shoot the Sierra 300 in my Marlin - too long to feed properly they hang up going from the mag to the carrier, but my buddies Win 94 handles...
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    01-26-2018, 03:34 PM
    I have had it over 10 years - however I hasd fixed my Lyman Mag 20 Dipper (burnt wire) and put it back in service. I died twice since then - the last time was the heating coil, about 3 years ago. I started using the WAAGE then, but I really...
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    01-26-2018, 12:06 PM
    Anyone ver firelap a Marlin MicroGrove rifle? What were your results????? Drew
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    01-25-2018, 07:24 PM
    The nose is .420 and the flatpoint (meplate) is .335.
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    01-24-2018, 10:59 PM
    Don't have the Ranch Dog Mold - I designed this one to work in my Marlin long before there was a Ranch Dog. I have had this mold for a long time - don't remember the year I designed it on Mountain Molds - but it was before RD molds were offered in...
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    01-23-2018, 11:38 PM
    Well my WAAGE pot went Tango Uniform on Sunday. Left a message for WAAGE on Monday morning - haven't heard back. The K4757 is not on their Web Site - use to be, but not now. Don't know if I want to spend the money on WAAGE or not.
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    01-22-2018, 06:08 PM
    MGySgt replied to a thread Texas hog... in Hunting with CB's
    That boar hunt was at a Fenced Lodge (2500 arces). Wilderness Lodge in Monterey Tenn. Private Land and Pay as you go hunt.
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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