...and that MAX load of SC & 130's is what my T3 liked well enough to forget about anything else in old Red Box style Nosler FB's...but would slap you worse than yo mama ever did. You could hide a 4 shot group under the tip end of your little finger at 100yds. NOT gonna repeat that in this Marlin one way or the other. BTDT already.
The Plan is to run some 150 Speer RN's at bottom level nodes or wherever they land no more than 1/2 way UP the bottom line of the charge list, for a 75-100 yd Zero and not more than 3"'s low at a 200 yd impact....and forget shooting at anything beyond 250.
Set up a POS budget gun one time like that and popped a good'un scout porker at under a 100' in the rain using a '06 in 165's ...dead is dead and almost NO felt kick on my end even without a recoil pad in a 7lb all up gun.
Mr Porker heard me click off the safety as I mounted the gun and wheeled away from me....to the left. The bullet caught him right behind the last rib on his left side as he was mid turn quartering away from me and broke his off shoulder, it was recovered under the skin as it exited after going THRU the right shoulder like a drill bit.
Thats exactly the kind of hunting I expect to do with this Marlin...and take it to the car wash to get it clean enough to sack it back up in the case.
That's the nite in 36-38* temps I took a shower in the car wash too, stripped down to my skivies in front of the headlights of the truck.
Edited by WileyCoyote (01/05/17 01:59 PM)
Remember Aesops Fables outcome of the "Scorpion & and the Frog's" crossing the river when they get to other side
a LOT of Money doan't buy you ANY Class..old South Oak Cliff mantra
Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it...Santayana