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bick65 11-24-2011 05:45 PM

Lack of data for marlin .444 lever action
 
Maybe some one out there has info on .444 lever action . Most books are for bolt tc or others . Trying to load 300 grain hornady got no case length data over al length data ect .

grizzlymag 11-24-2011 06:16 PM

For my hand loads for the .444 marlin with a 300 gr. Hornady HP/XTP #44280 my Col is 2.555"

lonewolf101 11-24-2011 06:23 PM

I would think it would be the col of the 45/70 2.550

bick65 11-24-2011 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by grizzlymag
For my hand loads for the .444 marlin with a 300 gr. Hornady HP/XTP #44280 my Col is 2.555"

What's your case length and a good starting load ? My powder selection is limited mostly load small cals for speed.

grizzlymag 11-24-2011 09:26 PM

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Originally Posted by bick65

What's your case length and a good starting load ? My powder selection is limited mostly load small cals for speed.

I trim my cases to 2.215". Lyman and Hornady reloading handbooks have data for a 300gr. Bullet. I use H4198 in my hand loads for the .444

bick65 11-24-2011 09:42 PM

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Originally Posted by grizzlymag

I trim my cases to 2.215". Lyman and Hornady reloading handbooks have data for a 300gr. Bullet. I use H4198 in my hand loads for the .444

The case length on factory ammo is 2.065 this is the brass I have . Much shorter than the number you have new brass is longer . I wonder what kind of effect if I hold over all length don't have new brass . The 2.065 number for a 265 grain hornady . .150 shorter on brass !!! For 300 grain bullet .

grizzlymag 11-24-2011 10:28 PM

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Originally Posted by bick65

The case length on factory ammo is 2.065 this is the brass I have . Much shorter than the number you have new brass is longer . I wonder what kind of effect if I hold over all length don't have new brass . The 2.065 number for a 265 grain hornady . .150 shorter on brass !!! For 300 grain bullet .

You must be using brass from Hornady's lever evolution factory 265 gr FTX cartridge which uses a shorter length case, Hornady did this because of the longer ogive of that particular bullet, this reduces the case capacity which effects the charge weights. Since the cases are shorter I believe that it is designed for the lever evolution bullets only. The standard brass length of a .444 is 2.225" which you can purchase separately.

grizzlymag 11-24-2011 10:50 PM

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You must be using brass from Hornady's lever evolution factory 265 gr FTX cartridge which uses a shorter length case, Hornady did this because of the longer ogive of that particular bullet, this reduces the case capacity which effects the charge weights. Since the cases are shorter I believe that it is designed for the lever evolution bullets only. The standard brass length of a .444 is 2.225" which you can purchase separately.

My Marlin 444 purchased in 1971


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