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Topic: Winchester 25-35 questions
Posted By: Whale
Subject: Winchester 25-35 questions
Date Posted: January/23/2019 at 18:36
 Does anyone shoot this old caliber? Just purchased a new Winchester 94 in 25-35. I am also thinking of purchasing a 94 in 38-55 or 32 Winchester special. Was thinking about shooting some factory ammo first before buying any reloading dies.



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Posted By: vinn
Date Posted: January/24/2019 at 08:18
    be careful of old rifles in this cal.,   good to see new ones in "old cal.'s",  like ruger no. 1.  vin

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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: January/24/2019 at 19:03
I love the 25/35!  Shoot it up!  I had one built in 1900....I shot the hell out of it! 






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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: January/24/2019 at 19:07
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.25/35 WCF on the left.....a necked-down .30-30.....










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Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: January/25/2019 at 11:45
 Son of Ed,
Waiting for my ammo to arrive. Purchased Winchester 117gr SP, Hornady 100gr FTX, and Sellier & Bellot 117gr SP. What do you reload?


Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: January/26/2019 at 15:28
 Does anyone reload the Hornady FTX bullets in lever action firearms?


Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: January/26/2019 at 18:16
I do

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Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: January/26/2019 at 18:40
 Supertool73,
Tell me. The lever action bug bit me. I may have to purchase the 32 Winchester special, 38-55 or 45-70.
Maybe all of them.


Posted By: supertool73
Date Posted: January/27/2019 at 00:08
I load 45-70, 30-30, .45 colt, .44 mag. And .357 mag. The ftx bullets are great. On my 45-70 it raised my poi by 8 inches at 100 yards.

On straight walled cases hornady suggests trimming the cases shorter so the round will function. In my 45/70 marlin i have to. In the .357 marlin i have not needed too. But in the henrys 357,44, and 45 i had to trim the cases to get them to function.

30-30 was fine. Changed the poi quite a bit, but its a henry thats not scoped so precision shooting is a bit harder so i didnt really measure.

But i do like those bullets.

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Posted By: Urimaginaryfrnd
Date Posted: January/27/2019 at 19:39
Looks like a great deer cartridge.  I came really close to buying a take down 38-55 a few years back and really regret passing it up.  Last night I had to recover a gun from a patient in the ER and he had two 38-56 cartridges with him super rare ammo, said he still has his grandfathers 38-56.  The 38-55 is a lot more common.  I've loaded a lot of 45-70 and really enjoy that caliber.   Henry has started chambering some single shot rifles in 45-70, 44 mag, .357 mag etc.  I can hear one calling my name.


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Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: January/27/2019 at 20:31
 Looking at the Marlin 1895 Big Bore and Henry in 45-70. Also, thinking of the Winchester 94 in 38-55.


Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: January/28/2019 at 18:45
There was ( perhaps still is...) a 1949 Winchester Model 94 down in the pawn shop for the unbelievable price tag of $1250!!   Ouch

....I am afraid to go in there....


it needs a little TLC....but it is one of the later ones....Winchester barrelled up all they had in 1954.....

....I guess they have made some Japanese ones now.....( ho-hum....) 







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Posted By: Son of Ed
Date Posted: January/28/2019 at 18:48
Those bullets look like cigarettes....






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Posted By: Whale
Date Posted: January/30/2019 at 16:50
 Just returned from my FFL dealer with my new Winchester 94 in 25-35. Looks nice! We will see how it shoots this weekend. Supertool73, do you use your lever actions for hunting, target practice or both? Do you use iron sights or scope?



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