Using a Lever-Action 44 Mag to Split Playing Cards


Using a Lever-Action 44 Mag to Split Playing Cards

(Image: Screenshot from video)

Here’s something a little different. YouTuber Target Suite, who certainly loves his 44 magnum long guns, decided to attempt to set a world record for splitting playing cards edgewise. And ya know what, he succeeded! Mainly because he was apparently the only guy who had ever tried to set such a record.

He first contacted a certain self-proclaimed keeper of all world records, which turned him down for being too specific. Couldn’t have had anything to do with the fact that this record involves firearms, could it?

Anyhow, back to the fun subject: Shooting stuff! He brings out his Marlin 1894 lever-action 44 magnum and some handloaded 300-grain bullets.

He’s gone to some lengths to create a card-holding fixture and set things up, and it takes a good number of shots, but he finally does manage to shoot a bullet through a line of 13 (12?) playing cards to slice ’em all in two. But later on he finds out the “2” card was already split.

He challenged others to beat his record by June 30, 2020, but it appears that nobody created a video of themselves doing that, so he apparently still rules the card-splitting world of lever guns.

Well, watch the video and comment to let me know how you like it (or not).

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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