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Posted: 6/23/2003 6:05:07 PM EDT
I just had to tell somebody so I figured there was no better place than here! Any advice on factory loads and/or reloads for larger North American game?
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 8:10:39 PM EDT
Have fun, thats a little gun with LOADS of potential. Did you get one that is ported or the newer style that isnt?
Garret and Buffalo Bore make some hot loads. Most major manufacturers wont load that high because of the risk of someone dropping it into a trapdoor sprongfiled and having instant dissasembley. Although most things on this continent wont hold up to any 45-70 load punched through their heart/lungs.
Link Posted: 6/23/2003 8:20:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 3:46:07 PM EDT
Snorkel and Aimless, mine does not have the porting and it has a blued finish. I can't wait to see how the recoil is, I bet it will be a painfull joy to shoot with the higher pressure loads! I am planning on going to the mountains this weekend to shoot it so I will post how it goes. Right now I only have the "cheap" Winchester 300 gr. JHP's, I figured these were about the average factory load so they will be good to break it in and practice with. When I hunt with it in North America I plan to use the 300 gr. Winchester Partition Gold. If I ever get the money to go to Africa I will most likley go with the Garrett Hammerhead 540 grainers! Does that sound like a good plan?
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 3:53:48 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 4:07:03 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/24/2003 4:11:11 PM EDT by ProfGAB101]
I wanted a Guide gun, until they came out with the Cowboy!



Got that long range barrel, and Hi-capacity magazine...

edit: and deep-cut Ballard-type rifling so I can shoot my cast bullets!
Link Posted: 6/24/2003 4:15:16 PM EDT
For some really good info go here...

www.marlinfirearms.com/marlinTalk/index.php
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 4:34:56 PM EDT
www.garrettcartridges.com/420.asp

and
www.buffalobore.com/ammunition/photos.htm

I have a 444P Outfitter. That's the Guide Gun but in 444 Marlin instead of 45-70.

I use 240gr JHPs at around 2200Fps for plinking purposes and I have 300gr JHPs at around 1900Fps if I find a big critter that needs killing
Link Posted: 6/26/2003 10:23:58 PM EDT
I had a beautiful shot right behind the shoulder of a 300lb boar with my ported guide gun. He was at full speed 50 yrds away showing me a nice profile, he dropped like he got hit by a bus. I still have rounds from that hunt, they are Federal Classic 300 grain sierra pro-hunter HP FN. HP means hollow point, what does FN mean? I still want to get the lyman ghost ring sights.
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