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I have a Marlin 336D. Tomorrow I will shoot it for the first time. I am handloading the Lever E powder and bullets at the recomended dosage on the bottle! Anyone else try this? Let me know.

 

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nice rifle, never used the le ammo, be sure to let us know how it shoots.
How many grains are you loading ??
 

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Well I finally made it out to the range. I had about 10 rounds of LE factory ammo which shot fantastic out of my rifle. I was surprised my handloaded LE ammo shot to the same POI as the factories and just as accurate. It was pretty windy while shooting and it was only in the high 20's, but I was impressed! I use Rem brass, 200gr LE bullets and the LE powder. I used the suggested amount of powder on the jug. More testing to come.
 

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Nice! What is that scope Leopold? What model VII. and power?
 

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Well I finally made it out to the range. I had about 10 rounds of LE factory ammo which shot fantastic out of my rifle. I was surprised my handloaded LE ammo shot to the same POI as the factories and just as accurate. It was pretty windy while shooting and it was only in the high 20's, but I was impressed! I use Rem brass, 200gr LE bullets and the LE powder. I used the suggested amount of powder on the jug. More testing to come.
Impressive you getting out there like that in that weather.

I hide from the cold.
 

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Well I finally made it out to the range. I had about 10 rounds of LE factory ammo which shot fantastic out of my rifle. I was surprised my handloaded LE ammo shot to the same POI as the factories and just as accurate. It was pretty windy while shooting and it was only in the high 20's, but I was impressed! I use Rem brass, 200gr LE bullets and the LE powder. I used the suggested amount of powder on the jug. More testing to come.
Now see what you have done. :eek:
I'm going to be forced to buy some LE powder and give it a try. ;)
If you get a chance - after the weather breaks - post some range report pictures. Pleeaase.
 

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I was wondering about that myself about loading the FTX bullets in Remington brass instead of the shorter Hornady brass. I loaded some FTX in Remington brass and seated the bullet to the top of the cannelure and it seems to work fine. I smoke blackened a bullet in a dummy shell loaded like this and could detect no rifling marks.
I guess its not as critical loading the FTX in the 35 Remington vs. the other calibers loaded. I noticed the Hornady 200gr RN bullets would extend a lot further into the rifling when loaded to the cannelure than the FTX bullets.
Does anybody have any loads using R7 powder? I'm using 33grs with the FTX and the Remington bullet and it shoots fine. I'll be trying the same load with the Hornady 200gr.
 

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Hey there Hunter. The LE brass from Hornady is one of the few that is regular length, not short! The recipie on the LE powder keg that is given states Rem brass! I was a bit shocked about that! Well it shoots great! No constant trips to the range trying to nail down a load for my .35!
 
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