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Thread: Martini-henry mark iv

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Nov 2017
    brisbane ,qld,australia
    The Lee 476/400 bullet is a bit oversize,however ,if you dont care to spend hours wrapping bullets in paper,and dont want to spend a fortune on custom moulds ,then this bullet is the budget way to go ......Lee mould,reformed 24ga CBC cases,Lee 480 Ruger die set (neck sizing only ).and Lee 577 shell holder.......The whole lot to shoot a Martini for under $100......I use a two powder smokeless load ,which has worked for me for many years,no wads or packing needed.........As to the "no smokeless" brigade,for more years than the round was loaded with blackpowder,it was loaded with cordite.(1895-1965)

  2. #22
    Boolit Buddy

    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Las Vegas
    John K, I have duplicated your loading regimen exactly and I am interested in more info, PM sent.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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