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Old 11-24-2011, 06:45 PM   #1
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Default 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 .

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Old 11-24-2011, 07:16 PM   #2
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For my hand loads for the .444 marlin with a 300 gr. Hornady HP/XTP #44280 my Col is 2.555"

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

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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.
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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
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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 .
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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.
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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.
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