I want to work up a load in my Fathers 1894 Marlin Cowboy I got from him when he passed away. 24" barrel with a slicked up action and trigger.
I am thinking hard about putting a scope on this because it will only ever be shot at paper and such. I'm just not sure what way to go optics wise.
This is one on the levers I think will benefit from a fatter .360" bullet.
The 24" Marlin CB rifles are awesome. I have one in 45 Colt.
My Marlin 1894C in 357 is a mess. It was a later model and is a pain to load for. It will take a .358 bullet but has almost no throat. It is very finicky and hates anything with a shoulder. Like 6" or worse at 50 yards hates.
For optics try a red dot. I shot a couple pigs with my 45 Colt and a red dot. It is like shooting a shotgun.
No, you can hunt beer cans too. Empty please. Golf balls are neat targets, hit just right the spin makes them do some interesting things.
That bullet has a big enough flat on the nose to make quite an impact on anything it hits,