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1894 Century Limited excelled!

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Tuolumne Lawman:
Went to "Peaceful's End of Track" annual match at Railroad Flat, CA,  Three day of Cowboy Action shooting at its best.   I used my .44-40 Marlin Century Limited for side matches and one day of main match (the other day using my HRA 1860 Henry .44-40).

In the long range "Quigley, pistol caliber rifle" side match, I landed 10 out of 10 - shooting off-hand at 100 yards, on a 12" steel plate, in just a fraction over 20 seconds.  That gave me second place with first being 10/10 in 18.9 seconds.

the next day, I shot clean on all my rifle targets with the Century.  I really think if I had used the much faster Century the second day, instead of the slow 1860 Henry, I might have pulled second in my "Elder Statesman" (70+) category, rather than third.

Tuolumne Lawman:
Me with the 1894 .44-40 Marlin Century Limited and  Anderson "TRUTH and JUSTICE" 1860 .44 Colt conversion at end of Track 2022.

Nice picture.  No cars in the background!  :)

Tuolumne Lawman:

My magic load is either a Bear Creek moly coated .428" 205 grain or Stateline 205 .428, over 7.0 grains Trail Boss. 7.0 grains of Unique, performs about as well, too. 

It is flat shooting, hence the 10/10 on the 12" steel plate, off-hand at 100 yards.  I raised the rear sight one notch from my standard match position.

That is one good looking rifle.



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