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#503748 - 11/22/07 07:21 PM NEW RIFLE
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Indiana is now allowing pistol cartridge rifles,.357 and up.Im thinking Marlin, any other suggastions or websites to check out.Im assuming the smallest caliber will have the best ballistics{.357} any other thoughts?
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#503753 - 11/22/07 07:24 PM Re: NEW RIFLE [Re: Football Hunter]
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I would take a 44 over the 357.
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#503760 - 11/22/07 07:27 PM Re: NEW RIFLE [Re: smstone22]
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Iwont to be flat as much as possible ,use to a .308,know I wont get that,but dont know much about these heavy rounds.Im assuming a .357 is somewhat larger than a .308,but I dont know how pistol bullets compare to rifle bullets.

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#503924 - 11/22/07 08:33 PM Re: NEW RIFLE [Re: Football Hunter]
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TC Encore 460 S&W with a 20" barrel. Most powerful pistol cartridge and flattest shooting.
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#503953 - 11/22/07 08:50 PM Re: NEW RIFLE [Re: Model70Man]
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Thank you I will check it out!
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#504018 - 11/22/07 09:53 PM Re: NEW RIFLE [Re: Football Hunter]
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The .357 is great out of an 18.5" rifle barrel, comparable to a .30-30 with the right loads. It makes a much better rifle cartridge than a pistol cartridge. I love my Marlin 1894C and wouldn't hesitate to use it for deer or hogs out to 125 yards or so. NEF makes a handi-rifle in .357 too that gets slightly more velocity with it's 22 inch barrel.
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#504318 - 11/23/07 11:57 AM Re: NEW RIFLE [Re: ]
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Used to have a Marlin 1894 chambered in the 44 mag.
Sure wish I still had it.
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