UPDATE: Marlin 1894 - Push Comes to Shove: .44 Monster Mag Project
Hi friends, For those of you who read my previous post on the .44 monster mag, and have been awaiting more news, here's a brief update. As you may recall, we took a Marlin 1894, stretched the action capacity to be able to run a COL of 1.75" (I think I may have mis-typed that length as 1.71" last entry?) and began experimenting with 300gr XTP bullets seated to the first cannelure. This was a first step in building a short (16.5" bbl) ultra light guide gun capable of taking all
Marlin 1894: Push comes to shove. Stretching the .44 mag.
Maybe it's my background in building race bikes and high performance streetbikes, but I still find myself repeating the mantra that light is right. But as anyone who has experience with magnum calibers will tell you, that maxim doesn't hold up so well with guns. A caliber whose recoil is manageable in an eight pound rifle can become downright painful if a pound or two gets stripped away. Nonetheless, I have a desire bordering on obsession to build a very light, very powerful