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Thread: field stripping a marlin 1894s

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    Boolit Mold
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    I have a Marlin 1893 Octagon and I'm wondering the same. Anyone's input would be appreciated

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    A comment about the 1894 44 Magnum: The rifling twist rate is a slow 1 in 38", about 1/2 the twist rate of my ruger SBH revolvers. The handy little rifle won't stabalize a bullet longer than a 270 gr, but the SBH revolvers handle a 310 gr Lee cast bullet with excellent accuracy. Check the Marlin website for details like that if you want to carry the same ammo for a rifle and handgun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norske View Post
    A comment about the 1894 44 Magnum: The rifling twist rate is a slow 1 in 38", about 1/2 the twist rate of my ruger SBH revolvers. The handy little rifle won't stabalize a bullet longer than a 270 gr, but the SBH revolvers handle a 310 gr Lee cast bullet with excellent accuracy. Check the Marlin website for details like that if you want to carry the same ammo for a rifle and handgun.
    FWIW, My M1894 in .44 mag really likes 200 grain bullets. They are just the right length for its 1in38 cut rifling. I bought a mold specifically for it, a 200 grainer with gas check. I haven't used it yet, but the rifle is a tack driver with 200 grain jacketed, XTPs or Gold Dots, over 6.8 gr of Winchester Super Target. - CW
    Three millions of people, armed in the holy cause of liberty, and in such a country as that which we possess, are invincible by any force which our enemy can send against us. - Patrick Henry, March 1775

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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