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I plan on hunting some piggies in west central Alabama with my brand spanking new Marlin 1894 with a 20 inch barrel and a 1 in 18 twist rate. What do you recommend for ammo?? I will be shooting up close and personal. None of those long shots.

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If it were me I'd use a 400 grain bullet. Hard cast if you cast or can buy them. If not one of the big name JSPs. I think Remington factory loads it if you aren't a reloader.

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Whoops :oops:

He say .44 Magnum and I had .45-70 in mah thick head. Sorry bout that. Oh well I'm gonna blame it on CRS. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. :eek:

I still would use hard cast if available to you. BUT in .44 Mag. use 300 grain. In factory ammo RP makes a 275 grain CL I've heard is good. I've used the Hornady 300 XTP.

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Dang it GB!!! Ya' said what I was going to... My 1895 is .45-70, but you have a great hog gun there. My vote would be for either a factory load using a heavy jacketed flat point hunting bullet, or a handload using a Nosler, Sierra, or Barnes offering... I've just loaded some 300 grain Barnes X flat point bullets in .45-70 for an upcoming boar hunt... Loaded them to 1550 fps because of close range hunting...
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