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Thread: Which one?

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    The 36G was the Glenfield version, birch stock, short magazine, cheaper version of the 336 but the same action and barrel!
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    A good thing to keep in mind is that ALL Glenfields are indeed JM Marlins. That Glenfield, Westernfield, Revelation, Cotter & Co. etc name will get you the revered JM Marlin usually at a good price.

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    I did some shooting today by putting the old 5D sight back on. I tried 33 grs of IMR 3031 and the recoil was noticeable to say the least. Luckily I only loaded 5 of those! The rest were the 9.2grs of Unique/.379" & .375" loads at about 1200 fps are much more like it. Once I got the sight lined up I fired 3-.375" & 3-.379" into the group pictured at 40 yds. For grins I fired 3 at 100yds on iron ( the strikes are over the lever in the pic). I'm still trying to run down a steel Lyman or Redfield to complete it and I may put the lower/smaller factory front bead back on.
    Thanks, JES Reboring. Fanboy here!

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    Which did yours like better .375 or .379?

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    I can't tell any difference so far but not having to size the cases or boolits at .379" is very appealing. I just decap and prime, flare, charge & seat boolit. They are dropp ing at 255 grs average from my 50/50 alloy. I want to work up a load with IMR 3031 at about 1400 fps to hunt with.

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    No pics today but a blast was had with the .379" boolit shooting reactive targets. The teen loved it as much as his .30 carbine Saginaw.

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    I haven't found a vintage steel sight yet, so I reinstalled the original front sight which mates perfectly with the Williams 5D. With the sight down, anything covered by the front bead at 50 yds will have a 3/8" hole in it.

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    Do the Winchester, love the look and feel....throw money out the window, what feels the best to you should be the one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmort View Post
    That Winchester is a beautiful gun. The Marlin is not beautiful in comparison. I would not touch the Winchester.
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickory View Post
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
    I'm totally biased I think both are beautiful. I'm waiting on a break in the rain to shoot them both some more��

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    It definently prefers the .379" over the .375" boolits. My brother fired a group with all three shots touching at 40 yards. Then offhand we practiced on clay birds on the berm and had a grand old time. Growing up with this rifle as a 30-30, we both agree it never shot this well or was this much fun before!

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    Great thread, Texas! I have decided to find a Marlin in 30-30 to send to JES for the same conversion. But I really want a straight grip stock.

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    Guess I shoulda noticed that this was 3 pages long, not just starting.
    Send that 36 off and revel with the way it delivers lead down range upon its return.

    I have great desire and less use for one but somehow/someway I want a 38-55.
    Luckily my rule is NO MORE NEW CALIBER molds and thus I am saved from my own weakness.

    WAIT, I had a flash of inspiration after posting this . . . Send the least accurate one off!
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    Done and done, my friend. I just loaded 50 more rounds for my-now accurate Win. 94.
    It's almost too fun.
    Almost.

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    TBG, I had my JES rebored Winchester out today. Much prefers .379 and Inhad been using Unique but have been dabbling with H4198 and it is showing some promise. I also ordered some plain base gas checks to try. I will keep you posted on progress, you the same. Ain’t these things cool?

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    I'm trying a fishing sinker/pewter alloy that drops light at 242 grs, still .379" over 10 grs of Unique. 4198 is on my grocery list and it IS fun.

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    Well, the accuracy part will be taken care of by JES!! I only have had one done by Jesse, it being an 1894 Marlin 25-20 that I had him rebore to 32-20. It is super accurate now. 300m, 400m and 500m steel gongs are no problems for this rifle now.

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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