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    01-13-2019, 06:58 PM
    My 44-40 Marlin 1894CB with I assume a 1-38" twist. I told Outpost75 what the twist was at one time but I forgot...memory of a gold fish! As good as I can get with a 1-38" twist 20 shots, 4" Groups @ 100 Yards, 210gr JSC 15 Shots, 4"...
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    01-13-2019, 06:41 PM
    That is a 1 1/4" Dia, 20" MGM 44-40 barrel with a 1-20" Twist https://matchgrademachine.com/ 7 Shot, 3" Groups 240gr SWC's @ 100 yards 1 shot way high, adjusted scope. 2 Shots top of target, readjusted again. First time I used the scope on this...
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    01-13-2019, 06:35 PM
    :redneck:
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    01-13-2019, 01:25 PM
    As can be seen with the bullets in the photo, the seating depth can dictate how much powder will fit for a case capacity load. Although not photographed, some 240gr bullets do sit deeper/shallower than others. Notice for some reason that the Lee 3...
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    01-13-2019, 09:15 AM
    Bob, go here: https://www.44winchestercenterfirecartridges.com/pressure-testing scroll down to the bottom of the page. After you download and open...go to the "copy" page. There I have the loads in order by Powder......notice the RL-7 velocities and...
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    01-12-2019, 10:58 PM
    Pretty much. I have to for it to chamber in the MGM barrel but don't need it for my rifles. I think it resizes the neck back to .4425 I might could use a 44 magnum profile if they make one, never checked. Outpost has a good fix there if ya need...
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    01-12-2019, 06:50 PM
    I have 10 215C's loaded up with 26.5gr of Reloder 7 and WLP primers. I couldnt compress all the way into the crimp groove without bad deformation of the soft lead bullet's meplat so they are crimped a tad short. I'll post details next weekend after...
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    01-12-2019, 06:12 PM
    yeap, it's true, the problem is between the scope and the trigger!
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    01-12-2019, 04:48 PM
    Bob, what primers do you use? I have CCI-300's, WLP's and a few Remington 2 1/2's
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    01-12-2019, 04:33 PM
    I have a handful of 43-215C's cast up @ 217gr I think I will load them up with compression and see what happens. They may be softer than Bob's 220's so the 217's pressures could be a tad higher but with the added weight of the 220's, they could...
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    01-12-2019, 04:25 PM
    PT-II Test # 08. No Compression, bullet sits on top of powder. 09. No Compression, bullet sits on top of powder. 10. No Compression, bullet sits on top of powder. 16. .05" Compression 17. No Compression, bullet sits on top of powder. ...
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    01-12-2019, 04:20 PM
    Double Post
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    01-12-2019, 03:37 PM
    Hmmm, this will give me something to do for the rest of the day but my 240gr RL-7 loads aren't compressed. This is a good challenge!!
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    01-12-2019, 02:27 PM
    Not sure I read the post correctly but just in case...DO NOT COMPRESS RL-7 for the Winchester 73' The following loads are NOT compressed. They may or may not be a case capacity and the bullet may or may not be "resting" on top of the powder BUT...
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    01-12-2019, 02:06 PM
    WARNING! Any of the following load data information is for discussion purposes only. They are MY results and yours could be much different. USE AT OWN RISK! This morning I used a caldwell type two piece "sand-bag" rifle rest and did get some...
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    01-10-2019, 07:09 PM
    I am still learning this long distance stuff myself. Trying to figure out which position yields the best results. Typically I measure the distance between my hits with states. One hit may land in Alabama while the other in Georgia! While trying...
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    01-01-2019, 05:43 PM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Here is another one from this morning. I'd try further but this is as far as the range goes!! Shot 50 rounds this morning, 100, 200 and 265 yards. 265yard target, grouped low...pulled it up and over enough to land quite a few on the "gong" ...
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    12-31-2018, 08:51 AM
    I forgot that last column is published pressures for that particular load.
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    12-30-2018, 09:28 PM
    Estimated CIP I was working with that I don't really use any more. 240gr currently I just use wheel weights. I also still use some lead bullts I melted down but I don't know the BNH Marlin 1894CB HOWEVER, the pressures are taken using...
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    12-30-2018, 09:53 AM
    It doesn't take much to get overloaded, happens to me a lot. maybe it would be easier to show you my results and you can decide what you would like to try. You have to remember that these are my results and what works for me but I can always be...
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    12-29-2018, 08:16 PM
    According to SAAMI, the 44-40 is a rifle cartridge. https://saami.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Z299-4_ANSI-SAAMI_CFR.pdf Scroll down to page 21 (cup) and page 33 (psi). The CUP testing method is 13,000cup max and the Piezo testing method is...
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    12-29-2018, 01:52 PM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    My Marlin 1894CB 260 yard shots this morning. Video replaced with a High Definition version
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    12-29-2018, 09:02 AM
    Cool beans! I have an original Marlin 1889 that is a "strong action" according to Lyman but I like to take it easy with the ole girl too. I don't have the 43-245C but I do use the 43-215C. The 215C is essentially a Lyman 427098 with a crimp groove...
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    12-28-2018, 06:24 PM
    What is the seating depth of your bullet compared to the typical 240gr? To be safe, like Outpost75 said, back it off a grain...maybe 22gr...and you should be fine for the ole girl. Also, go easy on the crimp. The harder the crimp, the higher the...
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    12-25-2018, 10:36 AM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    hmmmmmmm
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    12-24-2018, 12:13 PM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Anneal them if they are old and brittle.
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    12-23-2018, 06:33 PM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    I really hope this was a fluke BUT this next time I will separate all like brass and those small pistol primers. Looking back at the individual results they did not change anything much and all 27 shots averaged 14,100psi. My RP cases have less...
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    12-23-2018, 09:07 AM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Could be, whatever it is I like it!! I am going to load them up again but I only have Goex FFFg and Kik. We will see if this was a fluke or if It will repeat itself.
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    12-23-2018, 12:44 AM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    Out of over 430 shots, the only abnormal group was the one black powder group...wierd Ed here is my report...so to speak. https://castbulletassoc.org/forum/thread/44-40-handloads-strain-gauge-testing/
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    12-23-2018, 12:05 AM
    Savvy Jack replied to a thread 44-40 +p? in Leverguns
    All but one black powder loads were between 6,043 and 8,843psi...1,100fps to 1,221fps from the shorter 20" carbine length barrel. One group using Original balloon semi-head cases produced a surprised 14,100 avg psi and 1,373fps. 10 shot groups ...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check