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Ive picked up a well worn 92 in 32-20 of 1902 manufacture with 18"original barrel.

I want to use it for single action match shooting no more than 70 metres/yards. Doesnt need to be very accurate but it would be nice if it could be.

The bore looks pretty worn. I can just see some rifling but not much. Im going to hand load cast projectiles.

I can buy 115gn RNFP in .313" and 78gn RN in .314". Im thinking the larger dia and shorter 78gn will be more likely to stabilise with this bore. What are you thoughts.

Would the lead round nose will be safe in the tube magazine, Id expect so but happy to give them all a tap to flatten them more.
 

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My two 92's in 32-20 both have worn bores but both shoot 115 gr lead bullets well.
 

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I've got a 1912 vintage 92 in 32-20, I don't recall what the bore looks like but it loves the HV-92 loads using 115 gr LFN bullets. I load using W-296
 

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My 32-20 is a 'modern' Marlin 1894. I, too, think the 115 grain bullet would be better. A round nose bullet should cause no problem in the tube magazine.
 
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