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    Default Skinner Aperture Sights and Marlin 1894

    Installed my Skinner rear sight and a taller front blade. I'm using their stock aperture ("Medium" around .095), but have one between that and the open "Ghost Ring" if the aperture is removed.

    After sighting in my 1894 44 mag with a rest, I shot one more round of each of my ammo at 50 yards offhand on a new target. I took my time since there was a hefty headwind, and I'm no rifleman.

    I think I'm ready for next weekend's firearm opener. This gun is just way too fun to shoot. I need to set up the reloader it seems.
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    270 gr. Gold Dot Soft Point
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    How do you adjust elevation with those sights? I want them for 1894CP .357.

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    The aperture sight is on a threaded post, held by a set screw. You change to the height you want, and the actual aperture ring (different sizes available) screws into either side of the sight.

    If there is not enough adjustment with the rear sight, the Skinner website has a formula to determine the adjustment needed in the front blade height.

    How do you like that .357?
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    Quote Originally Posted by inchr48 View Post

    How do you like that .357?
    I love it. The shorty , ported barrel is handy and accurate.
    Honestly since I got this beauty I havent shot any of my other rifles much except for my .22s.
    My brother loaded up some 180 grain bullets with about 20 grains of Win 296. Great bark!

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    Range time with the 1894 44 Mag. makes for splitting wood easy.

    Well worth the ammo, this is too much fun.

    Now I can't wait for deer season.
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    OK, so I'm not perfect.

    Whipped out the 1894 44 Mag today.

    Shooting at 30 to 80 yards through the aperture sights.
    Both on and off a rest.
    225 gr Horn. FTX (Leverevolution), 240 gr Horn. XTP JHP, Win. 240 gr JSP, 270 gr Speer Gold Dot JSP.

    I called a "pull" on the left hit, probably a dead deer.

    I made a cardboard template of the heart/lung zone of a deer. I know it is probably undersize, by design. About 8" X 10".

    Any one else trying the CorBon or Buffalo Bore rounds? I'm willing to try others in this gr range.
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