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    Question Marlin 30-30 setup

    Hey team I'm waiting on delivery of a short barrel stainless 30-30
    Was wondering how everyone else had set theirs up as far what distance zero ?
    I will be running a leupold 1.5-4×20 with a duplex reticle.
    Will be running either 140gn or 160gn ftx pills at this stage.
    I already have a rail and leupold low rings.
    Any other tips or tricks.
    Will be buying a hammer spur when shops open up again too.
    Thanks
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    Sight it in for point and shoot to the max distance


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    let me go look in the garage later before you order a hammer spur, i had one for a BLR somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MSL View Post
    Sight it in for point and shoot to the max distance


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    Set it for impacts at 100 yards while developing a load then run it in an app like strelok and work out your MPBR and the zero that corresponds with it. This will depend on what velocity you end up with what projectiles and how big a target window you are happy with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    let me go look in the garage later before you order a hammer spur, i had one for a BLR somewhere.
    Cheers Phil let me know ?

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    I expect this to be 150 yards 200 yards max but for the most part 100 yards or less.

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    From memory I ran mine w a 100m zero. Once you’ve got that, you can set up your table. Easy.
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    I'm zeroed at 150m with a 16 inch Winchester Model 94, 1-4x20 scope with pig plex reticle.
    I also adjust the elevation dial to have a 50m zero with subs.
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    bugga, been thru all my spare bits and nowhere to be seen

    phil ????

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    I got a hammer spur for my 94 off Aliexpress. Cost about $10
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    @dannyb how short of a barrel did you go and what model of Marlin?

    Have my 336 Dark 16" zeroed at 100m with a VX6 1-6. It is CDS so I may work up some loads for it for further but really I wouldn't shoot more than 150 - 170m with it I suppose.
    @eamars has worked some loads up I think and may be able to provide some useful input.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gonetropo View Post
    bugga, been thru all my spare bits and nowhere to be seen

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    Sorry Paul bloody auto correct cheers for looking

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ruger View Post
    I got a hammer spur for my 94 off Aliexpress. Cost about $10
    Unfortunately dunno if anything is coming ex China right now didn't get my last order not in a hurry to throw more money away

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    Quote Originally Posted by 308mate View Post
    @dannyb how short of a barrel did you go and what model of Marlin?

    Have my 336 Dark 16" zeroed at 100m with a VX6 1-6. It is CDS so I may work up some loads for it for further but really I wouldn't shoot more than 150 - 170m with it I suppose.
    @eamars has worked some loads up I think and may be able to provide some useful input.
    I didn't get any of the smithing done but it's 16.5" the mag tube also shortened at the same time so only holds 5 rounds, the trigger also appears to have been fettled.
    I actually decided against buying one till after lock down but this one fell in to my lap for a great price.....it's a 336 stainless wish it had a big loop.
    It's sitting in Hamilton until level 2 anyway so I have plenty of time to think about things.

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    Will be on the look out for a leupold scope for it once it arrives if nothing floating round I'll just buy a new vx freedom 1.5-4×20 as I can get them for a good price
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