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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2019, 11:20:24 AM »
You can find lead bullet ammo made by HSM and Ultramax, basically a lower power ammo for like cowboy shooting action. Only place, somewhat local to me that has it occasionally is Taylor & Co.(I love this place  chuckles1), everyone else has to order it and just has the hunting grade ammo.

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2019, 05:30:14 PM »
Cowboy Action Shooting! I feel like I should've known that.
Actually, loading some cast bullet light loads might be a real fun way to get more use out of the old gal for pennies and nickels. That could be interesting...

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2019, 09:50:05 PM »
Always wanted to try doing the casting.. only thing I really have a use for it in is my black powder pistols, which might get shot once or twice a year.

Only other I might consider trying the casting on is one of my other .45-70s which I'm known to shoot lots of black powder loaded cases in.
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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #23 on: March 31, 2019, 08:05:54 AM »
Yeah, it's a real hoot. I got a pot and a mold for .451 flat nose as a gift a good while back. I haven't used mine yet, but I helped out someone else once.
You can do it the fancy way with a Lyman pot and all that or you can just use a second hand sauce pan and a ladle. Wheel weight lead is as close as no different to the most common casting alloy and can be had for pennies if not free. Might not be right for a full power 45-70 load, but I'm no expert.

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #24 on: March 31, 2019, 12:27:50 PM »
I also love the "Henry" brand of rifles. I have a Henry 22mag lever. It is a lot of fun to shoot. Get one if you can. You will love the craftsmanship.
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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2019, 05:09:28 PM »
A lot of real ringing endorsements on the Henry. I'll have to get one in hand and get a personal impression.

Grease - after a quick look I found a number of people who use straight wheel weight for 45-70 loads.

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2019, 05:25:05 PM »
Nice thing about .45-70 round, you can go real mild to holy crap wild... Provided the rifle can handle the hot loads....like Buffalo Bore, which is probably the worst I've experienced.

I will be honest.. I have considered dumping the .357 1894 Marlin for one made by Henry, since I've had it, it's been a problem child.
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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #27 on: March 31, 2019, 05:40:39 PM »
Nice thing about .45-70 round, you can go real mild to holy crap wild... Provided the rifle can handle the hot loads....like Buffalo Bore, which is probably the worst I've experienced.

I will be honest.. I have considered dumping the .357 1894 Marlin for one made by Henry, since I've had it, it's been a problem child.

The Henrys are well made for sure but I’ve eyed an 1894 .357.  Assuming yours is the older JM quality, just curious about the types of problems you’ve had.

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2019, 06:04:42 PM »
It's one of those rifles built and bought right during the transition when Marlin/H&R was bought out. It's a half breed, a JM stamped Remarlin heap. The whole Freedom Group mess... bat1

 So far it's made 2 trips back for repair, the first time, new out of the box after cleaning, it locked up, lever open and the second time, 2 months later or so, it locked up and would not fire, to add to it, it had a .38 SPL chambered in it, even a local Smith was if'y on dealing with it. So after two trips back, it works fine now short of a crappy trigger, but there is that lingering doubt, a kind of hate and discontent hanging over it.

Since...I have sworn off newer Marlin labeled stuff.. I still have a 795 .22 in the box, literally, still new, wrapped in the plastic, in the box, I have never messed with cause of this one rifle. I bought way back when there was a huge rebate on their stuff.
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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #29 on: March 31, 2019, 06:29:40 PM »
Remlins definitely have a much-deserved bad rep.  I have no doubt when they moved the line to Ilion from North Haven, all the decades-old assembly skills and undocumented production “tricks” did not get transferred to Remington.  Warranty costs I’m sure are contributing to Big Green’s red ink.

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #30 on: March 31, 2019, 11:25:35 PM »
Sorry to hear that. I'd be real frustrated as well. I've known a few people who've been plagued with quality control issues that should never exist with any durable product let alone one that operates with tens of thousands of PSI in cyclic stress.

The two that stick out in my mind were both modern Winchesters; a 94 in 30-30 and an 1886 in 45-90. The first had the magazine tube canted 30 degrees off center at the front strap. The 1886 was a deluxe takedown that wouldn't assemble due to an unthreaded part. Both baffling.

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #31 on: April 01, 2019, 02:01:25 PM »
Remlins definitely have a much-deserved bad rep.  I have no doubt when they moved the line to Ilion from North Haven, all the decades-old assembly skills and undocumented production “tricks” did not get transferred to Remington.  Warranty costs I’m sure are contributing to Big Green’s red ink.

(G)Remlins?

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2019, 02:18:06 PM »
Remlins definitely have a much-deserved bad rep.  I have no doubt when they moved the line to Ilion from North Haven, all the decades-old assembly skills and undocumented production “tricks” did not get transferred to Remington.  Warranty costs I’m sure are contributing to Big Green’s red ink.

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Yup... Remlins.. or Marlingtons...... Remington-Marlin mashed together..  in '07 Remington....the Freedom Group or going deeper.. Cerberus Investments.. bought out Marlin who also owned H&R..  Pretty much why you don't see anymore H&R Handi Rifles, their Gardner Mass plant was boarded up and shut down around '08... cry1 I have 3 of them.. also quality of Marlins took a hit judging by many peoples reviews around that time.
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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2019, 03:27:25 PM »
I've been eyeing a Henry at the closest Wally World.
I thought it was a 45 Colt, but it's a 45-70. That makes it a no-go at this station.

I made myself a promise a couple of years back that I would not add any new calibers.

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2019, 03:52:07 PM »
What's another caliber. I lost count of calibers a few years ago :)

I said I'd never own a 32acp... Now there are like 7 of them thumb1
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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #35 on: April 05, 2019, 03:37:04 PM »
What's another caliber. I lost count of calibers a few years ago :)

I said I'd never own a 32acp... Now there are like 7 of them thumb1

Trust me, I get it!  ;)
I was up to 14 when I made myself that promise.

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2019, 04:53:50 PM »
What's another caliber. I lost count of calibers a few years ago :)

I said I'd never own a 32acp... Now there are like 7 of them thumb1

Trust me, I get it!  ;)
I was up to 14 when I made myself that promise.

You guys have no will power...  wait... hey... where did that .45LC come from?     :)

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2019, 07:42:15 PM »
What's another caliber. I lost count of calibers a few years ago :)

I said I'd never own a 32acp... Now there are like 7 of them thumb1

Trust me, I get it!  ;)
I was up to 14 when I made myself that promise.

You guys have no will power...  wait... hey... where did that .45LC come from?     :)

Will power...

BAH!! 

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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2019, 09:40:38 PM »
What's another caliber. I lost count of calibers a few years ago :)

I said I'd never own a 32acp... Now there are like 7 of them thumb1

Trust me, I get it!  ;)
I was up to 14 when I made myself that promise.

You guys have no will power...  wait... hey... where did that .45LC come from?     :)

Musta got loose from me.....
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Re: Dad's Old Marlin 30-30
« Reply #39 on: April 06, 2019, 01:18:51 PM »
I think fighting caliber creep is a noble pursuit that deserves to be supported. It's just so damn hard to ignore the allure of fun stuff.