I use a 16" Marlin 94 (pre-Remington) in 357mag, Max load using Hornady 158gr xtp for dispatching feral hogs on my farm. No problem. It will shoot differently with Cowboy light loads so some adjustment on sights might be needed. This was my wife's gun prior to her getting a 73.
2011 Texas State Silver Senior Champion
2010 Texas State Silver Senior Champion
2007 SW Regional Silver Senior Champion