433-415GC Huckleberry

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:23 pm

Well it seems my friend of tumble lube groove fame isn't going to make renditions of my BRP/RD 432-375GC and 432-400GC so I suppose I'll have to start deciding on what new molds i want !

Since I have Mt Sourdough's 433-425GC version working to suit me I can step it up to a 450 or 465 grainer with a gas check . Also I'm thinking I need a 360 or 365 grain gas check mold as well for my Retro 444P rifle !

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by mt_sourdough » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:59 pm

6pt-sika wrote:Well it seems my friend of tumble lube groove fame isn't going to make renditions of my BRP/RD 432-375GC and 432-400GC so I suppose I'll have to start deciding on what new molds i want !

Since I have Mt Sourdough's 433-425GC version working to suit me I can step it up to a 450 or 465 grainer with a gas check . Also I'm thinking I need a 360 or 365 grain gas check mold as well for my Retro 444P rifle !
So that is the word, huh? Bummer, I was thinking that could have led to Lee having a 400gr 444 bullet. That won't happen now. Any hints as to why he isn't interested? Time?

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Jul 27, 2013 3:47 am

mt_sourdough wrote:
6pt-sika wrote:Well it seems my friend of tumble lube groove fame isn't going to make renditions of my BRP/RD 432-375GC and 432-400GC so I suppose I'll have to start deciding on what new molds i want !

Since I have Mt Sourdough's 433-425GC version working to suit me I can step it up to a 450 or 465 grainer with a gas check . Also I'm thinking I need a 360 or 365 grain gas check mold as well for my Retro 444P rifle !
So that is the word, huh? Bummer, I was thinking that could have led to Lee having a 400gr 444 bullet. That won't happen now. Any hints as to why he isn't interested? Time?

I'm not sure to be honest .

Our mutual friend "Bruce" in Florida sent me an email . And in it he said he had emailed him to tell him he wanted in if it happenned and Bruce said he got a reply saying he had decided not to do it .

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by mt_sourdough » Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:11 pm

That is a shame that he decided to not do it. He would have done a first rate job and been able to standardize 400gr bullets in the 444.

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by 6pt-sika » Sat Aug 03, 2013 5:24 pm

We've been doing the DCP deer hunting on a 1250 acre working beef and grain farm for a couple weeks now and have taken 5 whitetails so far !

Popped one with the RD 432-240GC at about 75 yards and as one would expect she didn't go 10 steps after the shot !

This afternoon we started Bear DCP hunting on the same orchard we've been hunting for the last 5 years . I carried my 2001 Marlin 444 loaded with the MM 433-425GC Huckberry !

Sorry to say nothing was seen to send lead at !

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Sep 06, 2013 11:10 am

Well this evening I went back to the same place I was at Labor Day monday evening !

I was just about ready to start getting down and a deer walked out beneath me and I dusted it with my old Parker GH 16 gauge damascus gun shooting my handloaded shells with 10 of the #1 Buck pellets , Remington SP-16 wad and 21 grains of Unique . At the boom of the gun the deer folded up as I aimed at the base of the head and since it was less then 10 yards from the base of the tree well you get the picture . When I fired I heard another one behind me walking around so I laid the Parker down and picked up my circa 2001 Marlin 444 loaded with the Mountain Molds Mt Sourdough 433-425GC bullet I had cast and pushed with 37 grains of RL-7 . Another one stepped out above me by about 15 yards and I drilled her behind the shoulder . She went 10 yards and fell back in a small ravine !

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The Parker GH 16 gauge damascus gun ,

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The Parker and my 2001 Marlin 444 .

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By the time I got down the tree it was pretty dark and my pics ain't so great .

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Next trip back in here I'll take my Ithaca NID 10 gauge #3 Buck in the right barrel and 000 buck in the left barrel .

And I'll use my MM433-400GC bullet in the 444 !

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by mtngun » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:14 pm

I hope you enjoy the meat as much as I would. :D

Thanks for sharing. :)

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:17 pm

mtngun wrote:I hope you enjoy the meat as much as I would. :D

Thanks for sharing. :)
I cut the tenderloin and back straps off to keep at home . The rest u cut off the bone for my buddy . He'll grind it into burger and we'll eat it at the shop for lunch !

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by 6pt-sika » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:20 pm

He and u started hunting in mid July and so far between us we've gotten 11 deer and a bear . Still have 3 more weeks .

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Re: 433-415GC Huckleberry

Post by mt_sourdough » Wed Sep 11, 2013 6:22 pm

Wow 6pt. That's a lot of critters.
In Arizona, a guy's gotta feel lucky to get one deer tag a year. I am preparing for a Coues deer hunt for a week at the end of October. That is the length of the season, one week! I am going to use my '65 444. I have been doing load work for the '65 with my MM 237gr Sage Country II bullet. I have been on a roller coaster ride with it, but I have things ironed out now. I am pushing the 237gr bullet about 2550fps.

Last week, I received a new MM mold in the mail. The 187gr Chino Valley bullet is now a reality, but I wont be able to do any serious load development with it until after my Coues deer hunt. I did take a little peek at velocities using AA1680.
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This was with 58gr AA1680. After 5 shots of shooting the Chino Valley around this velocity range, there was zero leading. Bullets printed clean holes at 100 yards.
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237gr Sage Country II on left and middle. The Ranch Dog 432-240(250) on the right for comparison. The 187gr Chino Valley is the other bullet,

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