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    310gr lee fn and al2400

    i have used 200gr swc up to 280gr wfn gc in my 444(tc encore/24" barrel). i have gone full bore velocity (which i can no longer do) to powder puff loads. my load today is a 280gr wfn gc with 25.5gr of 2400 and a tuft of dacron(1700+/-fps). but i want more boolit weight with less velocity. i'm planning on using a 310gr lee fn and 2400 and i'll start with a 20gr load. why 2400? because i have like 12lbs of it. a tuft of dacron will possibly be used. why dacron? because i have 5 yards of it. i'm planning on using a coww with a smidge of tin. its velocity should be in 1400-1600fps range. i will be using it for deer and the range will be 150 yards at most. 50 yards and less will be most likely. i have to buy the mould, but what do you guys/girls think?

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    Boolit Buddy
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    Good plan; that is a nice looking boolit, very similar to my LBT boolit I've used for years in 44 mag. Get the 6-cavity while you're at it (just 'cause you can).

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    Quote Originally Posted by 500Linebaughbuck View Post
    i have used 200gr swc up to 280gr wfn gc in my 444(tc encore/24" barrel). i have gone full bore velocity (which i can no longer do) to powder puff loads. my load today is a 280gr wfn gc with 25.5gr of 2400 and a tuft of dacron(1700+/-fps). but i want more boolit weight with less velocity. i'm planning on using a 310gr lee fn and 2400 and i'll start with a 20gr load. why 2400? because i have like 12lbs of it. a tuft of dacron will possibly be used. why dacron? because i have 5 yards of it. i'm planning on using a coww with a smidge of tin. its velocity should be in 1400-1600fps range. i will be using it for deer and the range will be 150 yards at most. 50 yards and less will be most likely. i have to buy the mould, but what do you guys/girls think?
    Hi Bud!! I'm at 17gr A2400 with that 310gr GC Lee Boolit....in my .444 Not sure of its velocity but does feel good !!! Hits hard !!!

    Ol Deuce
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    thats good!!! i'm sorta on the fence on powder charge. i'm finding 16.0 - 24.0gr of 2400.
    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...178-444-marlin
    http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/44...-2400-a-2.html
    http://www.marlinowners.com/forum/44...st-boolit.html

    this is just some of the loads.

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ID:	213363I had Tom at Accurate Molds cut me a PB version of that Lee 310.
    I love this thing!
    The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.
    Proverbs 1:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by waco View Post
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    thats good!!!!

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    I made this simple reamer and reamed the Lee mold gas check shank out to .432. I size them .432 and load them over 18 grains of 2400, or 58 grains of Goex Cartridge for my .41 Swiss Vetterli.

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    I size and lube them and then swage the bases flat. The lube preserves the lube groove during swaging. Then I put a cannelure on the finished bullets (the Lee crimp groove is so shallow anyway).

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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
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