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Old 03-10-2018, 03:14 PM   #3
Join Date: Feb 2005
Default Re: More Lever-Actions!

Originally Posted by LokRobster View Post
I googled “357 magnum GURPS lever gaming ballistic” because Doug always has the coolest worked stats: .357 stats , scroll down to the barrel length chart.
Sounds like his research indicated the .357 above 16” didn’t really gain in damage, so 5d+2 pi seems good.
Other stats i found on Academy Sports for the 1873 Winchester that they sell in .357/.38 Special; it’s one with a 24” barrel.

Product length (in.): 43
Barrel length (in.): 24
Magazine capacity: 14+1
Product weight: 8 pounds
Give it Acc of regular Lever rifle Acc 5 and bulk -5; then probably Recoil 3 and RoF2..
Range maybe 700/3000 looking at the ‘94 Winchester .30-30 since it’s smokeless powder too.

If you’re reloading Black Powder, check out the rules in AtE for damage reduction, but I’d list the BP .357 load at 350/2200 just guessing it between the .44-40 and the .45-70
I owned the Marlin version. Recoil was negligible even with hot .357 loads. .38 was like shooting a 22.

6.5 lbs, 9 round magazine.

With .357 bullet drop became significant around 150 yards, and with .38 it was noticeable at 50 yards.

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