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Marlin Model 1894C

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by barracudabad64, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. barracudabad64

    barracudabad64 Merrill, Oregon New Member

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    I have a marlin model 1894c 357 and would like to know what range is a good range to sight the rifle in at. I'll probably shooting mostly
    125 to 140 grain factory loads. I'm just looking for what most folks use for a starting point. Thanks for your help. George
     
  2. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    100 yards is a good range are you gonna hunt with gun or just punch paper? 158 or even 180's would be awful nice in that gun...
     
  3. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I have a Marlin (not Remlin) 1894C357. I hand load HOR 180gr JHP with H110 and 2400. I have been able to get 1 in at 50 yards with peeps and globe sight from a bench. I sighted it at 100 yd, 2in high at 50 yd, first zero at ~12yd. Will be good up 'till ~125yd. That will be about the same with 140gr. In my experience, the heavier and hotter the load, the better the accuracy.
     
  4. barracudabad64

    barracudabad64 Merrill, Oregon New Member

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    I'll mainly be deer hunting with it but will also do other shooting which will mostly be between 75 yrds out to 125 yrds. Using 125 to probably 158 grain factory ammo. I don't reload at this point in time. Thanks for the replies. George
     
  5. wcarroll19

    wcarroll19 springfield New Member

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    I use 125 gr JHP's & sight in at 75 yds, eyes too old for anything beyond that. The last 2 deer I shot have been under 80 yds, not with my 357 rifle though, hopefully this year it happens. Wayne