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Old 09-07-2012, 07:45 PM   #26671
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.357 Magnums are MUCH nastier than any 38 Spl +P. No worries.
Agreed. I had some +p+ rounds that I got from a fed. The were really hot, but not .357 hot.
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Old 09-07-2012, 08:30 PM   #26672
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Just a follow up on the .357 shorties discussion.

Personally, I gave up on anything Mag in less than a 4" bbl. Not because of the recoil issue, but because I load 95% of my .357 rounds with 2400 powder, and it is just a waste of powder at anything under 4". Even the 4" will throw out plenty of unburned powder. Yes, I loaded some with Win 239, but those never reached the .357 velocity/power I get with the 2400 and longer barrels.
I used to have SP101 3", GP100 4", 686 6", and gave up all those for a 586 with 4" bbl. The same load that works rather well in the revolver works out awesome out of my Marlin lever.

Just saying...

I'd rather not be blinded and deafened by a hot load in a shorty in a self defense scenario at night. Good luck getting that follow up shot lined up in time.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:03 PM   #26673
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Old 09-08-2012, 02:45 AM   #26674
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now that is a thing of beauty, looks just right.
looks like a kids gun.
a kids ELEPHANT gun!

could carry that in the woods all day and not know youve got it
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:19 AM   #26675
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Just a follow up on the .357 shorties discussion.

Personally, I gave up on anything Mag in less than a 4" bbl. Not because of the recoil issue, but because I load 95% of my .357 rounds with 2400 powder, and it is just a waste of powder at anything under 4". Even the 4" will throw out plenty of unburned powder. Yes, I loaded some with Win 239, but those never reached the .357 velocity/power I get with the 2400 and longer barrels.
I used to have SP101 3", GP100 4", 686 6", and gave up all those for a 586 with 4" bbl. The same load that works rather well in the revolver works out awesome out of my Marlin lever.

Just saying...

I'd rather not be blinded and deafened by a hot load in a shorty in a self defense scenario at night. Good luck getting that follow up shot lined up in time.
I remember years ago that one of the gun mags did a test to determine whether there was anything to using slower burning powders like 2400 versus faster ones in short-barreled revolvers in terms of efficiency and velocities. They basically found that slower powders still deliver the best velocities even in snubbies. The downside is that some of the shorties create a real flash when used with 2400 or similar powders.

I have done extensive shooting and chronographing with two 500 S&W Magnums over the past 9 years. One is an 8 3/8" and the other is designated as a 4", but is really a 3" with a 1" comp attached. I find that even the 3" gun does best with big loads of slow burning powder. H110 or Winchester 296 (same powder, different can) are my favorites in that gun. But the muzzle blast out of the 3" is intense.
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Old 09-08-2012, 11:00 AM   #26676
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This pic reminded me of a time about 25 years ago. My Uncle was a huge gun collector and always had cool guns.He my Dad and me would go quail hunting and at the end of the hunt would shoot.

One day my Uncle had a double rifle, not sure now what it was they have both passed now but it was a .458 nitro express. We all shot it and being a cocky teen at the time asked if I could shoot both barrells at the same time. They both grinned and said sure.

They both stood behind on both sides wich I thought was weird at the time but know I know they were going to catch the gun.

I learned a few lesons that day. 1 you cannot pull both triggers at exatly the same time 2 the recoil of the first barrel will lift the stock off of you're shoulder and in perfect line with you're face. 3 never do that again.
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Old 09-09-2012, 05:14 AM   #26677
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could carry that in the woods all day and not know youve got it
As soon as you pull the trigger you will sure as shit know you've got it.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:29 PM   #26678
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Brought this home last week, got to shoot it today. Lots of fun, shoots pretty well, too. Chambered in .45 Colt, it's a pleasure to shoot. I thought I paid too much, but they're going for quite a bit more on Gunbroker than I paid.



It's kind of funny, when I got into shooting, levers didn't interest me the slightest bit. I have 5 now, and will pick up a Henry soon. Funny how things work out.
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Old 09-09-2012, 01:43 PM   #26679
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Lever actions are cool. A lever action was one of the first guns I ever bought.
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Old 09-09-2012, 02:42 PM   #26680
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I really need a good gun to hunt moose from the shoreline. This is the ticket!
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Old 09-09-2012, 04:51 PM   #26681
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Middletown, NY GUN SHOW!

went to a gun show with my riding mate Arek.. after some disgusting beef jerky Arek bought a GORGEOUS Marlin 336 in 30-30..
Best part is that after the show we went shooting, I got to put the first rounds to my new 590A1.. AWESOME Sunday!







my Henry .22 next to Arek's new Marlin 336.. gotta love lever guns!



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Old 09-09-2012, 05:38 PM   #26682
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I love me some Marlins and SxS. Nice pics.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #26683
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It's kind of funny, when I got into shooting, levers didn't interest me the slightest bit. I have 5 now, and will pick up a Henry soon. Funny how things work out.
Same here, except for me it comes in cycles. I had no interest in levers until I came upon a beautiful model 39 with a 4 digit serial number that was "inexpensive". I loved shooting it so much that I soon had Marlins in 30-30, .44Mag, .357 Mag, and .45-70. After about two years I sold all of them except for the .357Mag. That is my favorite rifle of all time.

Of course, then I bought a .22 bolt and soon had a .204 Bolt and a .308 bolt, and a....well, I only have the .22bolt left of all the bolts.

The cycles come and go, but the ones that are truly handy, accurate, and pleasure to shoot stay. The rest finds a new home.
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Old 09-09-2012, 08:14 PM   #26684
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first shots with my new 590A1.
First time ever shooting a pump action, this gun put a smile in my face..
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Old 09-09-2012, 09:56 PM   #26685
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