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Lever Action 411 JDJ

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:37 pm
by 6pt-sika
Lately I've become somewhat intrested in the 411 JDJ in a Marlin lever action . Partially stemming from wanting to use the Ranch Dog 411-255GC bullet as well as several other weights along that same line but without TL grooves .

Anyone here have any knowledge on the 411 JDJ in a levergun or possibly even a Contender ?

I kinda wanna build one or two rifles with approx a 1-20 twist so I can run bullets all the way up to 375 grains . And no I have no "need" for it I just wanna try it !

Re: Lever Action 411 JDJ

Posted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 4:42 pm
by 6pt-sika
My reason for a pair of rifles is this ,
I'd like them both to be built on the original style 444 with the straight grip monte carlo stock and double barrel bands . While one rifle will have a 24" pipe I'd like the other to be 19" like my circa 1966 Retro 444P . Thats the gun I used last year to kill the little black bear at 70 yards .

Re: Lever Action 411 JDJ

Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:51 pm
by Obezamatt
Afterthoughts on the .41/44 Remington Magnum. Existing reamers for the 411 JDJ could be used for chambering, just stop short of the full length. .41 Mag dies could be used for neck sizing and .44 mag dies used for sizing the base of the case. Hmmmmmm....that still leaves the bullet seating die.


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Re: Lever Action 411 JDJ

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:52 am
by mtngun
A Marlin in 411 JDJ? Now that's interesting.

Here'sa thread on the 411 JDJ in a Contender, but his data is sketchy and his pressures are waaaaaaay too high for a Contender, though they would be good in the Marlin.

My thought is that a Marlin 411 JDJ would kick ass with jacketed bullets but cast bullet performance may be limited by how fast you can push them before accuracy falls off, similar to shooting light 44 mag cast bullets in a 444.

Re: Lever Action 411 JDJ

Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 8:32 am
by 6pt-sika
I dunno I shoot 207 grainers in the 444 now at about 2600-2700 and they do nicely on paper and deer. I had sincere thoughts when I started this thread a couple years ago to build 411 JDJ , but for lack of a better term "its past now".