The Mighty 444 Marlin.

Discussion in 'Ammo & Reloading' started by Bucky, May 20, 2016.

  1. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Been out in the shed, perusing my never ending quest to get all my rifles shooting "spot on".
    This morning I can truthfully say that for the 444 Marlin.

    The first 2 shots landed bottom left of the foto. (Old stock/barrel warmers.)

    The next 3 shots amazed me.
    Absolutely no powder burns. 90mts, from over the bonnet of the.Landcruiser.

    Make up your oun opinion, but I'm exceedingly happy.
     

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  2. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Good shootin Bucky. How does that 44 cal bullet make 22 cal holes, huh?:D
     

  3. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    There is no way them are factory loads.....Must be Bucky's own private stock. :cool:


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  4. Bucky

    Bucky Well-Known Member

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    Recipe
    49.2gr Benchmark 2 Powder
    AOL 2.575"
    Federal 210 large primers
    280gr Woodleigh Projectiles
    RP cases
    Lee Facrory Crimp (Heavy)

    I can make the AOL a little bit longer, but will not as I am chasing consistency, and remember that the reloading cradle may differ from rifle to rifle

    Cheers
    Bucky
     
  5. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Ya mean OAL, right?
     
  6. hombre243

    hombre243 Well-Known Member

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    Bucky, when you say heavy Lee Factory crimp, what is your die setting. 1/2 a turn more? I don't know how heavy I can go if I try to adjust the crimp on my Lee dies.