A big "What The..." moment at the range

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A big "What The..." moment at the range

#1 Post by 2ndovc » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:31 pm

Taking advantage of the cooler temperatures this week, I've been out shooting a bit.

I went out yesterday with my little Martini Cadet in .25-20 and the Marlin 94P.

Everything was going perfectly with the Martini up first, hadn't had it out in awhile and not disappointed.
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Pulled out the Marlin and loaded it with my usual 240 gr. LSWCGC / 10.5 Gr. of Unique. This load shoots extremely well in all of my revolvers.
Just wanted to put a few down range, since I haven't had it out in a long time. Looked at my target and thought, WTF?
At 25 yds they were all over the place, and when I pulled the target a couple had keyholed! I fired about 15 more roounds and got the same results.
Wondering what the heck was going on, I put it away and headed home. I was really trying to figure out what happend when I remembered late last night that the 94P never liked cast bullets. Headed back out this morning with multiple boxes of .44 Magnums and remebered that it likes a heavier bullet and a hotter load.
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All that time in the hospital and the induced coma really messed up my memory. I'd completely forgotten about the cast bullet thing and that 94. I've run ito people I've known fairly well before I got sick and have no idea who they are, sometime even after they tell me. It's a bit scary sometimes.


Anyway, mystery solved and I've ordered some more Sierra 250s. I'll have to try some 300 grain bullets too, just for kicks. :D

jb 8)
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#2 Post by 3leggedturtle » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:55 pm

That Martini is neat little rifle. Todd/3leg
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#3 Post by Pitchy » Fri Aug 10, 2018 1:08 pm

Very cool rifle, glad ya got some shootin in Jason. 8)
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#4 Post by Bill in Oregon » Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:24 pm

Jason, glad you got that sorted out. Those memory gaps have to be disconcerting. At least you came by them honestly. In my case, I can only blame age and excess beer. :lol:

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#5 Post by GunnyMack » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:03 pm

Hey now I LIKE that Martini!!

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#6 Post by 2ndovc » Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:31 pm

Thanks Guys,

I had the Martini made up some time ago. When I bought it, it had been converted to .357 Mag, but the bore was oversized and not the best job so I got it pretty cheap. I had the Parker Hale sights from when I was collecting Cadet rifles. Had a new Green Mtn, ( I think, maybe Shaw?) barrel put on by a local guy. Turned out pretty slick. I picked the .25-20 because I have thousands of cast .257s from my grandfather's stash. He was a big fan of the quarter bores. :D Makes a nice light little small game rifle.

Bill,
The memory issues are getting better as time passes, but every once and awhile it's a real kick in the tush!



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#7 Post by BlaineG » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:26 pm

Bill,
The memory issues are getting better as time passes, but every once and awhile it's a real kick in the tush!
:shock: :o So, you don't remember that 10K you borrowed?? :lol: :lol:
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#8 Post by 2ndovc » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:29 pm

BlaineG wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Bill,
The memory issues are getting better as time passes, but every once and awhile it's a real kick in the tush!
:shock: :o So, you don't remember that 10K you borrowed?? :lol: :lol:
Ahh, dollars I don't forget! That and hot blondes! :D

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#9 Post by Pete44ru » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:22 pm

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Just a suggestion:

Maybe you can temporarily make a small note for each gun, with it's favorite load, and tape one to each gun, until you stabilize after your trauma.

I've finally learned to place notes or item where I literally have to trip over them, to jog my memory (Ahhhhh - the Golden Ages).


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#10 Post by wolfdog » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:02 pm

What are your cast 44 bullets sized? The M94 44 I had only shot cast well if sized .430-.431.

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#11 Post by AJMD429 » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:27 pm

I've run ito people I've known fairly well before I got sick and have no idea who they are, sometime even after they tell me. It's a bit scary sometimes. "


....then I spoze you forgot you promised to trade me that 25-20 for that gen-u-ine army surplus AR-15 magazine with the only-slightly-bent feed lips.... :(
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#12 Post by 2ndovc » Sat Aug 11, 2018 4:14 am

Pete44ru wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:22 pm
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Just a suggestion:

Maybe you can temporarily make a small note for each gun, with it's favorite load, and tape one to each gun, until you stabilize after your trauma.

I've finally learned to place notes or item where I literally have to trip over them, to jog my memory (Ahhhhh - the Golden Ages).


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Pete,

I have a couple of binders that I have that stuff in, but didn't think to check before I headed to the range. Wouldn't have done me any good though, never put down anything for the 94P. It does now. :shock:

Wolfdog,
I don't think I've ever slugged the bore on this rifle, You may be right, but I'm pretty sure the cast bullets I was shooting were .430


Doc,

You're a funny guy! :D

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