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#3228904 - 01/18/20 12:38 PM Barrel question
pyscodog Offline
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I acquired some barrel blanks a while back. My smith took the 25 cal barrel. Not sure what he wanted it for but he wanted it. I have a slow twist .224 barrel and another one marked 44MAR. Best I can tell, the 44MAR barrel is a 36 twist. What the heck would a person make out of it? 44 mag or a 444 possibly?
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#3228912 - 01/18/20 01:11 PM Re: Barrel question [Re: pyscodog]
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Hey Bill

I guess like me you have wondered if that "R" in "44MAR" could possibly be a "G" instead. Would make more sense to me if it was.

But a 1/36" twist would be OK for bullets up to 250 grain or so I think. Dont think they would work good on 300 grain or heavier bullets though. I guess you would just have to try them and see.

Sounds like fun though and yes- I would go .44 Mag over the .444 as brass is way cheaper and easier to find.
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#3228922 - 01/18/20 01:34 PM Re: Barrel question [Re: pyscodog]
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I just looked again and its definitely MAR. Doubtful I'll ever do much with it but was curious what can be made from it. Its buy-able if anyone wants it. Cheap to. LOL
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#3228971 - 01/18/20 06:46 PM Re: Barrel question [Re: pyscodog]
Brad Phillips Online
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Could slug it with a round ball. That will tell you bore diameter.
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#3228980 - 01/18/20 08:14 PM Re: Barrel question [Re: pyscodog]
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Might be good for 44-40.
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#3228984 - 01/18/20 09:16 PM Re: Barrel question [Re: pyscodog]
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Old .44-40 is .427, newer stuff could be .430.
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#3228985 - 01/18/20 09:19 PM Re: Barrel question [Re: pyscodog]
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Maybe I can get my smith to slug it for me. I have no idea how old these barrels are. But doubt they are newer production barrels.


Edited by pyscodog (01/18/20 09:21 PM)
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#3228987 - 01/18/20 09:29 PM Re: Barrel question [Re: pyscodog]
Brad Phillips Online
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Get a .440 round ball, lube it and tap it down with a muzzleloader cleaning rod.
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#3229466 - 01/21/20 10:34 PM Re: Barrel question [Re: pyscodog]
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