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A Rifle We Should Have Bought: Marlin 44 Mag

Long story short. This came up in an estate sale. I passed on it. Marky then passed on it. And finally my Son-in-law snatched it up. And every year at deer camp, I am reminded that passing it up was a mistake. But at least my SIL has it.    Freeze John1911.com “Shooting Guns & Having Fun”

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Marlin 45-70 Kaboom

This photo was sent to me by a reader. Looking at the photos, I am not sure what to think. All I know is if you shoot long enough, you’ll see guns come apart. If the rifle only has around 30 rounds through it, that does open up the possibility of a mechanical flaw. At least to my thinking anyway. …

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My Wildcat Cartridge

A “wildcat” cartridge is one where a hobbyist shooter comes up with on his or her own unique cartridge usually by necking an existing one up or down to a different caliber. Some get “legitimized” when it proves so popular that a manufacturer puts it into production, such as the .257 Roberts, which is the 7x57mm Mauser necked down to …