Moderate Recoil 200-225 grain 444 bullet !

6pt-sika
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Re: Moderate Recoil 200-225 grain 444 bullet !

Postby 6pt-sika » Wed Dec 28, 2011 1:58 pm

The "new to me" rifle for light recoil with a cast bullet !

The circa 1967 MArlin 336-44 !

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Re: Moderate Recoil 200-225 grain 444 bullet !

Postby 6pt-sika » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:33 pm

Looks like for now the lighter bullet idea had been quashed .

Already have the Castboolits group buy 434-207GC which has killed several deer from one of my 444;s and shoots nicely in the 336-44 .
Have both the Lyman 429215 (210 grain SWC GC) as well as the RCBS 44-225 GC SWC . And just recently added a nice old Lyman single cavity 429434 which is in all actuality a 220 grain RN FP GC bullet that was originally designed for the 44-40 . This one drops at .430" from the mold with aircooled WW"s . So while I would wish for perhaps 2 more thousandths in bullet diameter I should still be able to make it work well enough for deer inside 100 yards .

But who knows down the road I may decide to go on and get a MM/RD mold in the 200-225 grain range ;)

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Re: Moderate Recoil 200-225 grain 444 bullet !

Postby 6pt-sika » Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:35 pm

Oh I failed to mention the bullets I cast from the Ranch Dog 432-240GC test mold shot great in the 44 MAG and 444 !

In the 44 MAG I was pushing them with 25 grains of H110 amd they do very nicely .

In the 444 Marlin in my Retro 444P they shot well with H322 , H4198 and RL7 .

Got several 3 shot groups at 100 yards from both rifle in the 1 1/2" range .


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