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Thread: 450 marlin case

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    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    May 2008

    450 marlin case

    Hello,got to know if i can use a Lee 45/70 Case Length Gage on the 450 case, they should be the same right???

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    Boolit Master BABore's Avatar
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    Apr 2005
    West Michigan
    Pretty much. They both have a nominal length of 2.100" Trim length on the 450 is 2.090" while the 45-70 is 2.095". I use both rounds and leave my trimmer setting alone when trimming either round.

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    Boolit Master

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    Apr 2005
    Cuero, TX
    As BABore has pointed out, .005" difference.

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