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Thread: What boolit for Marlin 336cb 38-55?

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    Boolit Buddy
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    What boolit for Marlin 336cb 38-55?

    Have a Marlin 336cb in 38-55 and thinking of ordering a mold from Accurate molds.

    Looking at 38-250B or 38-250D

    What do you guy and gals think?

    Anybody have any real world experience with either design
    Does one fit the leades and throat better on the Marlins

    Haven't cast the chamber yet
    Just thought I'd field the question and get some feedback up front

    Groove dia seems to be .3805

    Any feedback is appreciated

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    Boolit Man
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    I cast ww+2% with the Lee 250 gr mold. I get .381-.382 diameters. Accurate. I've used this bullet loaded in WW brass with 2400 to take deer and turkey.


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    Boolit Master
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    Jan 2010
    You won't go wrong with Accurate Molds they are great and those boolits shoot very good choice.

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    Aug 2013
    LA (Lower Alabama)
    I use the 38-250D and have been extremely pleased with the results. As Flint said, you can't go wrong with one of Tom's molds.
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    Boolit Master FergusonTO35's Avatar
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    May 2012
    Boonesborough, KY
    Anybody know if the Lee 379-250-RF works well in this rifle? I think one of those cruisin' along at 1600 fps would be just dandy.
    Currently casting and loading: .32 Auto, .380 Auto, .38 Special, 9X19, .357 Magnum, .257 Roberts, .30 WCF, .45-70 Gov't.

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    Boolit Buddy hornady308's Avatar
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    Apr 2009
    North Carolina - in the Piedmont
    I have the same rifle and use the Lee 379-250-rf for most of my shooting and hunting. For a cheap boolit mold, it works great. When made of 50/50 ww/pure lead, they drop at about .380" and 260 grains. I size them to .379" and push them with 9 to 10 grains of Unique. I really wish I could get the Lee in a 6 cavity mold.

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