My Grand Finale! Marlin 1889 and 1894CB 44-40, Paper targets and Golf Balls @ 265 Yards

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Bryan Austin posted this 06 April 2019

This morning was the morning I have been looking forward to for a long time! After all this load testing I finally got the scope back on the CB and opened her up on that illusive GOLF BALL at 265 yards. The Below is some detailed handloading information for this Group II rifle.

Marlin 1894CB 44-40
Bore: .429

Starline Brass trimmed 1.300"
CCI 300 Primers
26gr IMR-4227
200gr Acme Magma sized .430

1,650fps @ 19,000psi
This should closely replicate Winchester's "High Velocity" 22,000cup loads intended for the Winchester Model 92'

RCBS "Cowboy" Full resize
Lyman 44 Magnum "M" expand die
RCBS "Cowboy" Roll Crimp

Lee Perfect Powder Measure

I made a few shots to get the scope sighted in @ 100 yards
Top shots


I then adjusted the sights POA @ 265 yards
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My friend Wes was there so it made it even more fun!

 

This morning was the morning I have been looking forward to for a long time! After all this load testing I finally got out the ole girl and opened her up on that illusive paper target at 265 yards with open sights. The sights, with my eyes, are even more blurry in the photo when I try to aim. Below is some detailed handloading information for this Group II rifle.

Marlin 1889 44-40 (button mag) manufactured in 1891.
Bore: .429

Starline Brass not trimmed 1.295"
CCI 300 Primers
25gr Reloder 7
200gr Acme Magma sized .427

1,300fps @ 11,000psi

RCBS "Cowboy" Full resize
Lyman 44-40 "M" expand die
RCBS "Cowboy" Roll Crimp

Lee Perfect Powder Measure

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pisco posted this 06 April 2019

love it how fun is that

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JeffinNZ posted this 06 April 2019

You should have a permit to have that much fun.  Well done.

Cheers from New Zealand

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Brodie posted this 07 April 2019

 

When I was going to JC in Coalinga Ca. we used to shoot ground squirrels with .22 rf.  The sight picture on some of those squirrels (at 300 + yds) with iron sighted 22's looked like what you showed.  Of course our eyes were a lot younger then (50+ years ago).  We eventually scoped the rifles, but took the scopes off.  Using just the iron was more fun, the scopes made it too easy.

B.E.Brickey

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