Looking for experience(s) from the group on shooting silhouettes with a Marlin lever in 32-20. Favorite cast bullet/loads, sight set ups, etc...
Mike what kind of distance and size are the targets you plan on shooting? I love my Marlin 32-20 but not sure I would use it much past 50yds where tiny groups would be required. No help on the cast been shooting 85gr Hornady XTP loaded ammo I got a great deal on. May try some cast after it's gone but that may be a while.
It's standard field pistol targets/distances, 25, 50, 75 & 100. I'm going to scope the gun initially for accuracy testing then going to a Lyman globe and Williams rear.
I found out Friday they also shoot lever gun rimfire. So I've dusted off the old Marlin 39A and ordered up sights for it too. I'll have a couple guns to shoot at their steel now.
Mike I have run thousands of rounds down range in 32-20/30-20 pistols. Problem being is all of mine will be way over OAL of what will work in the lever gun. I doubt even my Buckeye wheel gun loads would feed as it is a custom 140 plain base that fill the cylinder.
If you have one of the 30 carbine molds, I have had good results with it, if it will feed.
For soft loads I did some extrapolation using 32 long data.
G whiz, it's a Contender or a G2, never was G1!
Mike...some data from an article Brian Pearce published a while back....i also have some more articles, will get those uploaded. I have 32/20 contenders in 10" & 20" barrels, have found these to be of use:
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Thanks G, really appreciate that!
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