.256 Winchester Article in Most Recent Guns Magazine

by Remington40x @, SE PA, Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 15:09 (382 days ago)

Just wanted to say "Thank you" to John Taffin for the article on the .256 Winchester. I've been a big fan of the cartridge for decades and really wish Winchester would do another run of the cartridge with the original 60 grain hollowpoints, which were extremely accurate and effective and pushed 2800 fps out of a 26 inch barrel. I own the same two .256s that Mr. Taffin owns (the Marlin Model 62 and the Contender) and used to own a custom Martini Cadet with a 26 inch barrel in that cartridge as well (and wouldn't I like to have that one back).

Captech International lists the brass (Jamison Brass) with the correct headstamp, but it's currently out of stock. I have no idea when (or if) they might do another run.

You can make the brass from .357 cases. Redding makes the dies to do so, but they are not cheap.

I always thought that a Marlin 1894 with a 24 or 26 inch barrel, 2/3 magazine and a pistol grip would be the bee's knees in .256, particularly with a nice piece of higher grade wood, a good peep sight and a Redfield Sourdough front sight. Not going to happen, at least for me.

So, thanks again Mr. Taffin.

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