Ballard Union Hill Rifle
So, I have one of these, or should I say, I have access to one that is in the immediate family. It says it was made by the marlin firearm company. There's no model no. on it, but I think it's a number 8. It's chambered in 32-40. I wanted to try and take it out in deer season, to sort of carry on the family tradion of harvesting game with it(It's been in the family since it was new). I was only able to come up with one factory offering which is from 10x. It's a 170gr lead pill fired at 1700 fps. Does anyone have any info experience on these old rifles, or the chambering itself? From the research I've done, it seems like it would be sufficient to kill a deer with a reasonbly close, well placed shot, assuming I can even find some ammo for it.
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