Lead bullets in Marlin micro groove barrel.

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jaytwillerham
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Lead bullets in Marlin micro groove barrel.

Post by jaytwillerham » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:06 am

Jacketed bullets shoot just fine in this old beast.
Lead bullets do not.
Anyone have experience with lead bullet choices to improve things?
Thanks.
P.S.
I don't make my own bullets, only buy them from the usual sources.

Gregg
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Post by Gregg » Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:30 am

You would have to cast your own using very hard lead.
Years back, people had good luck using 100% Zinc cast bullets in those microgroove barrels.

jaytwillerham
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Post by jaytwillerham » Sun Jan 06, 2019 10:42 am

If anyone else has trouble like this with Marlin rifles,
I was rooting around the internet and found this excellent article on lead bullets with microgroove barrels, written by Glen Fryxell:
http://www.leverguns.com/articles/fryxe ... arrels.htm

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