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#1 7pointbuck


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Posted 24 November 2006 - 02:47 PM

:huh: hey guys, i am going to tote my 30-30 this coming week when i hunt with my daughter. i shot it today at 100 yards and i fired two three shot groups with winchester 170 power-points the groups were about three inches high and the best group was about at 2.5 inches and that was with a hot barrel. the cold bore first three were more about 4 inches. it seems i can never get the the lever guns to group very tight. is this normal from your findings? i love this little marlin, it feels more at home in the deer woods with me than anything i own.should i be content with this group or can/should i tweak some more. i just want to kill deer.

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 06:49 PM

Next season try 150 grain bullets. It sure helped my Winchester 94 out.
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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:28 PM

Try the new Leverevolution 160gr ammo. It's made for tube mag lever rifles and will probably shrink your groups to one inch off the bench.




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Posted 25 November 2006 - 11:33 AM

Definately try some different ammo. I have never had a bad marlin, and I have had better than a dozen of them. How dirty is your bore? :D

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Posted 26 November 2006 - 10:40 AM

I'd definitly check that the rifleing isn't fouled and leaded up. Also like the others said, I'd try some diferant ammo.

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