OK, I am somewhat surprised at this Winchester versus Marlin competition! But, as long as it is friendly it is a great way to get the information flowing. So, for years My Winchesters have been giving me about 3moa accuracy more or less and the one and only Marlin I had (15-20 years ago) was sooooo bad, even after returning it and it still not being fixed, Ö I sold it.
Here is the challenge. Post your everyday average 7 shot group. (or 2 five shot groups) 100yds and we will see what you Lever Rifle BR masters can do. Cast only of course! Gentlemenís Honor and Gentlemenís banter only.
I was out the other day checking to see what I could expect from an old Lyman 457-124 and 58gr FFFg Swiss powder. The one target shot with this load is posted here. It is 2-3/4Ē That is about normal for black or smokeless loads for this Winchester 1886 45-70 Govt. Rifle