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    If'n ya get a chance, try some of these!!!

    https://www.buffalobore.com/index.ph...uct_list&c=221


    Results with my Marlin...
    #181 - Buffalo Bore's #44-40-200-HC factory ammunition, Avg. 1,336fps, ES 29, 1 1/4" to 2 1/4" Group @ 100 yards....pressure claims to be below 11,000psi SAAMI
    https://www.44winchestercenterfireca...m/buffalo-bore

    I have an MGM barrel and a Stevens shotgun I wanted to do the same thing with but it was a bit beyond my paygrade!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Chamber is finished.

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    I'm curious about why you didn't face off the barrel markings prior to gluing and chambering. Also, isn't the end with the markings typically intended by the maker to be the muzzle end? Probably doesn't hurt anything, but it caught my eye.

    Vern Juenke in Reno used to do similar conversions with TC Contenders. Before TC recognized the potential in .17 cal barrels, Vern was building his own with Sako .17 barrels set into stubbed TC barrels.

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    Honestly I never even gave it a thought. This is the first time I have used a barrel blank and you could be right the writing could be on the muzzle end. It seems to work okay, though. I'm going to post pics soon of its first serious range trip.

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    Thanks for the tip Savvy Jack!
    But I hope to never use a factory round in this little carbine.

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    The Red Dot load at 25 yds in a hundred & hot weather. That flyer was my last shot, I should have quit while I was ahead. I did get it back in the original frame,too.
    Thomas

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    Nothing to complain about there that I see.

    Nicely done!

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    Oh my, this is tempting!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savvy Jack View Post
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    Oh my, this is tempting!!
    Dive in. It'll be fun. What do you have there for that Savage 94?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Dive in. It'll be fun. What do you have there for that Savage 94?

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    I wanted to do that about 10 years ago but.....

    I have the full choke 12 gauge barrel. If I can find another barrel, or just have a gunsmith weld this barrel up as is I might go ahead with it now. It would be heavy but I wonder how it would be at 200 yards! My uncle found the Stevens in a dump way back when I was around 9 years old. He refinished it and gave it to me. I wanted a barrel platform that I could apply the Pressure Trace II gauges on. Not wanting to dump too much money into the project, I made my own platform, left the Stevens alone and use Quickload rather than Pressure Trace.

    It still calls for me...lol

    44-40 MGM Barrel
    https://matchgrademachine.com/produc...custom-barrel/


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    We took it to the lease and plinked away my last 15 rounds.
    My California sister in law enjoyed it and shot very well with it. The Unique load seems a touch better but bags And paper will determine the favorite. It's time to screw down the sights!
    I shot a dead 300 # boar behind the shouder and the boolit did not exit( no suprise).

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    Quote Originally Posted by texas by god View Post
    i shot a dead 300 # boar behind the shouder and the boolit did not exit( no suprise).
    nice!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCE1 View Post
    ....Also, isn't the end with the markings typically intended by the maker to be the muzzle end?
    Barrel marking with Shilen, Green Mountain and others I have used are always on the breach end. I believe that TX by God has a quality Green Mountain barrel on this project.

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    Nice rebarrel! I've used quite a few GMB blanks and have been happy with them. Their turned blanks the markings are on the chamber end, gunsmith raw blanks are marked on the muzzle end. On a raw blank you can usually measure to see which side is off center more to figure out which end is the muzzle end as different manufacturers may mark them differently or not at all.

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    I checked with GMB this morning for clarification on their markings. Here is what they said: "In the last 2 years the RX, RXS, BX, and the BXS are stamped on the button exit end (muzzle) of the barrels. The gunsmith edition blanks if they have both ends are stamped the end with the “M” would be the button exit end (muzzle). If the gunsmith edition barrel has only one end marked it would be the breech end. Going forward the barrels are now going to be stamped on the button exit end (muzzle) of the barrel with a “M”."

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    The barrel I have is an MGM barrel,
    https://matchgrademachine.com/produc...custom-barrel/

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    Quote Originally Posted by map55b View Post
    I checked with GMB this morning for clarification on their markings. Here is what they said: "In the last 2 years the RX, RXS, BX, and the BXS are stamped on the button exit end (muzzle) of the barrels. The gunsmith edition blanks if they have both ends are stamped the end with the M would be the button exit end (muzzle). If the gunsmith edition barrel has only one end marked it would be the breech end. Going forward the barrels are now going to be stamped on the button exit end (muzzle) of the barrel with a M."
    Thanks for clearing that up. All the stamps were on the end that I chambered. There were no marks on the other end. I wanted to leave the "44-40" to serve as a caliber stamp- it does(barely!)

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    It's pretty much finished now. I d&t'd the rear sight, the front sight is epoxy only because I 'll sweat a steel ramp on when I find one. And caliber stamp. I just need to load some ammo!

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    This didn't send.

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    Nice! Ready to kill some tin cans!

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    Quote Originally Posted by map55b View Post
    Nice! Ready to kill some tin cans!
    My wife shot a 2ft. Gar with it so she drew first blood with it. Cans beware!!!

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