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A Production Ruger Made Marlin Model 1895 SBL Bye, bye Miss American Pie

03/06/22 – After sixteen years of writing about Ruger, within a broader mix of manufacturers, I apparently fell from grace and was shut out of the Marlin introduction. So I sat and watched them feed “Better Guns & Groceries”, “Hank the Dancing Cop’s YouTube Channel”, etc. T&E firearms and information, while letting me twist in…

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While Waiting With Positive Anticipation For Ruger’s Marlins…. Part II Closing the year with a big bang... 45-70 handloads

12/05/2021 – In Part I, I was wandering around, pretending to be writing, when all I was really doing was looking for an excuse to shoot my Marlin 1895. Mission accomplished. Still, I was able to spend some time working up handloads and information I could share. Lets not make a federal case out of…

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While Waiting With Positive Anticipation For Ruger’s Marlins ….Part I A little 45-70 warmup

11/28/2021 – The thrash was on yesterday. Everything snow related was pulled out of the shed. Everything landscaping related was put into the shed. Powered equipment was started and ops checked. This morning we were greeted with a few inches of snow. Timing is everything. The biggest challenge to winter prep was suspender related. I…

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Marlin 1895 Dark Series The anatomy of a dragon slayer

05/03/2020 Audio Prologue: The Marlin 1895 Dark reminds me of my once favorite heavy hitter, a Mauser bolt action with a hog’s back full stock, a 20.5″ Douglas barrel and chambered for the 375 Ruger. It was a world class ass kicker on both ends that never left me under gunned in any circumstance. Both…

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Summertime 45-70 Gov’t Handload Tuneup +P loads for the Marlin Model 1895 Guide Gun

I like machines. They have no attitudes, they have no agendas and how they perform and react is always logical. When it doesn’t appear that way, it is only because there is something we’ve overlooked or don’t understand. Persistence in problem solving will always prove the previous to be true. So my chipper won’t start…

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