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Posted: 3/22/2002 7:27:20 AM EDT
Just picked up a camp 9 by marlin and I was wondering if it used S&W 59 or 69 mags? Also all you 9mm shooters, what would be a good all around load to use in this rifle? I want something that will work on four legged critters and will stop the two legged variety God forbid that it should it come to that.
Lets see the opinions.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 9:13:04 AM EDT
The Camp 9 will use 59 series magazines. IIRC, even USA mags work ok in them, but it's been a while. As far as ammo; Since I shoot a LOT when I go, I always bought the cheap stuff (FMC bullets). Should you want to scope it, I had a Simmons 2.5x20mm shotgun scope on mine, and it was a perfect match to the gun.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 12:03:41 PM EDT
- Both the 59 and 69 series mags will work fine. I recommend staying away from the $20 cheapo mags. Find some old factory S&W 12-rd 59 mags and you will be quite pleased.

- As for ammo, my tests showed the best velocity gain from the Camp Carbine's barrel with 115 or 124 grain ammo. Above that, celocity was either unaffected or went own slightly. I recommend the CCI Gold Dot, 124gr. +P is ok, but do not use +P+ or NATO ammo.
Link Posted: 3/22/2002 1:24:27 PM EDT
Thanks for all your information. What fps where you getting out of the 124's?
Link Posted: 3/24/2002 7:08:26 PM EDT
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