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Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Cumberland County 5A
Re: marlin express rifles
Accuracy and trajectory might suffer a bit past 200 yards with many of the cartridges chambered in lever rifles, but 100 yard accuracy should not be a problem?
Had a 444 Marlin for many years. The original issue version, with 24" barrel. Scoped and rested, it would consistantly put three rounds nearly touching (usually two rounds touching), at 100 yards. That was with my 200gr HP "pistol bullet" reloads.
My old 336 carbine in 35 Rem. and with a Williams peep, will shoot three 200gr Core Lokts into less than 2" at 100 yards, rested. It's not D/T'd, but would wager that if I could put a scope on it, those groups would shrink?
Over the years I have also seen many scoped 336s in 30-30, put three into an inch or so at our 100 yard range.
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