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Reloading for Marling lever gun
gregoryhart1 Member Posts: 518 ✭✭✭
edited May 2010 in Perry Shooter Competition Shooting and Reloading Forum
I'm looking for a cast bullet that will feed reliably in my .357 and be a good hunting bullet for deer and possibly small hog. Any suggestions?
Many of the current production Marlin rifles have Ballard-style rifling instead of Micro-Groove, fewer and deeper cut grooves. This was probably a result of the Cowboy shooters, who wanted to use cast lead bullets at moderate velocities for their game. I assume it is an improvement over the Micro-Groove rifling for soft lead bullets, but as stated I have enjoyed excellent results in my rifle.
I've shot thousands of lead bullets,leading is seldom a problem,and cleaning it out is not a monumenal task.Just use a solvent desigend for it,and a little elbow grease.
a cast 180 grain bullet will handle any hunting chore a .357 is capable of with jacketed bullets. If you feel the need for lots of speed,use gas checked bullets.
Yes,the cost difference is in there,but I just like shooting cast,so I don't care about what jacketed will cost or maybe .maybe.. do better.personal preference,ymmv