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Thread: Which one?

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    Thomas My vote would be to send the per 64. It fits better into the 38-55 time period.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drm50 View Post
    I didn't read 454 article but was that a 336 or 1894 Marlin? The 1894 is a different animal. A 336
    is same action they use on 375Win and I don't see it failing on 454.
    It was a 336, the action went out the fastest (followed closely by a Winchester Big Bore 94AE). An old pre-war Winchester 94 actually lasted the longest but still failed before 50 rounds.
    If you go to Winchester's website you'll see they no longer make the BigBore but they do offer the 94 in .450 Marlin.


    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Even so the Marlins are more accurate in most cases. In this case, the 36G has several sub moa groups to show and the 94's personal best is 2-3/4" once. At 100 yds.

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    I edited the quote poorly, my fault. Wasn't meaning to argue accuracy, only strength. I never benched a lever gun (other than my '95 Winchesters).


    For those interested here is the text of the tests I am referring to:
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...un-test-Part-1

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    I'm going to look up the article and read it. I am curious as to what failed. I have benched dozens
    of lever guns. Speaking only on traditional levers of Win & Marlin, with and without scopes the
    Marlins out shoot the Wins. I would also note this would be 30/30-32 Win & 375Win. and 30/30s
    for the biggest part of my experience with reciver sights shot at 60yds. I have a original 1895 Win
    in 30/06 with reciver sights that will shoot with most stock 30/06s. As long as you load 160-180 gr
    RN bullets. It won't shoot a spitzer bullet worth a hoot.

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    If you want to know when your 94 barrel was manufactured; look here!

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    Do the Marlin you can thank me later!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prodigal Son View Post
    Do the Marlin you can thank me later!
    I've seen your targets! I like it.

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    id choose the marlin for the simple fact of it being a better rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chad5005 View Post
    id choose the marlin for the simple fact of it being a better rifle
    I chose it for the opposite reason - its just a marlin - the pre 64 Winchester is a much nicer gun to keep intact

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    Thanks Texas by God!
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    Ok here goes. If the Marlin is already shooting good dont screw with it. If the Winchester isn’t shooting good groups anyway...why not try it? I have a JES Marlin n in 35/30 groups great. I also have a post 64 JES rebored Winchester in 38/55 win win either way.

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    if they both shoot well leave them alone. look for a angle eject in .375 or a post 64 with a bad bore.

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    My hair is falling out now, couldn't make that decision. Find another rifle perhaps?

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    I said the .375 angle eject because after you get either one done the next post will be how hot can I load .38-55.

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    My decision came down to accuracy. I have 3 30-30s and the 94 is the least accurate by far. It's also a delight to carry and handles great. It will be great as a 38-55, too. The Marlin gets the 5D Williams and I'll try to find a period Lyman or Redfield for my 38-55. Thank you all for your opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob208 View Post
    I said the .375 angle eject because after you get either one done the next post will be how hot can I load .38-55.
    No it won't. Checkered steel butt plate says so.

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    I sent it NW yesterday. I got a Lee mould last week and ordered brass today. I got Redding dies from our S&S forum so I'm excited!

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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