I decided to have some fun today, so I took my Marlin Cowboy to the range. It is the 1894C in .357 .
Big fun. I set out targets at 50 yards, loaded up with Federal 38+P, and had at it with the semi-buckhorn sights. This was
from sitting and standing. Half are in the diamond, and half are to the left of the diamond.
My best shot string of the day was this
one, with 2 inside the diamond, and 2 just to the left of the diamond.
The target pictures are small, all I had with me was the camera phone. The 1894 makes a fine defensive rifle as well as a fun shooter. Marlin lever guns = big fun.
I picked up a used Marlin 336 in .30-30 yesterday, date of manufacture around 1998, for less than $300. I've never owned a .30-30 or shot one before. I bought a box of shells, and only made it thru about 6 rounds. My jaw and teeth can only take so much shock. Kicks much worse than my .308. How does anyone stand to shoot one of these?