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  • Jeff Michel's Avatar
    Today, 09:23 AM
    Actually it's not all that hard. There is a method described on the Marlin forum, that is the route I went to produce .218 Bee brass. To produce 25-20, just stop sooner. My reject rate is almost zero, with either W-W or Starline brass. ...
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  • Jeff Michel's Avatar
    Today, 09:05 AM
    Jeff Michel replied to a thread Henry lever actions in Leverguns
    I am experiencing the exact symptoms that you are describing. I have accepted it's feeding shortcomings for what they are, design issues. If kept in a vertical position it feeds fine .327/.32 mag/.32 S&W L and it hasn't any problem with any profile...
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  • Jeff Michel's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:52 PM
    I have a Contender carbine barrel in 25-20, MGM could whip you one up in a jiffy. Forming the brass is easy as pie. Mine shoots cast great.
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  • Jeff Michel's Avatar
    02-21-2018, 05:14 PM
    Spoke with a distributor's sales man yesterday, they are filing under Chapter 11. Currently this distributor does not carry Remington or Marlin products but are planning to start carrying their product line in April. Just re-organization.
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    02-20-2018, 08:52 PM
    I'm using Milhec version of the 311410 with a gas check and HP. I've had the best luck with Reloader 7, I would have to double check my loads to be sure but they are touching at fifty yards. The rifle is a Ruger American 1-8 twist.
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    02-17-2018, 09:00 AM
    I use the 180 grain WFN from NOE. 12 grains of 2400/1470fps out of a rifle, never chronograph out of a pistol but it's probably running close to 1000fps out of a four inch barrel. I never papered it at fifty yards with a revolver but it will keep a...
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  • Jeff Michel's Avatar
    02-11-2018, 08:21 AM
    I have a Kel-tec but load it to factory spec's. I'd probably stay away from anything very warm unless your shooting a steel frame pistol.
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  • Jeff Michel's Avatar
    02-04-2018, 05:33 PM
    Not a 445, but I'm running a .460 with 46.5 grains of IMR4227 with a 225 grain Hornady FTX. Somewhere in the neighborhood of 2300 and change. Longest shot was this year was 235 yards, dropped on the shot. Same results with two others just not as far...
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  • Jeff Michel's Avatar
    01-29-2018, 09:36 AM
    My experiences are exactly opposite in regards to feeding. My Marlin will feed any and all, my Winchester 92 gags on anything over 1.60 regardless of profile.
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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