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Thread: 444 marlin with lee 310

  1. #1
    Boolit Mold
    Join Date
    Mar 2018
    Northeast MO

    444 marlin with lee 310

    I have a cva hunter in 444 marlin and some imr4198 powder.was looking for a min & max load with a lee 310 bullet.looking for someone that has used that load.on the marlin website there is a load of 43gr.I thought maybe a starting load of 39gr. but just not sure.amy help would be great

  2. #2
    Boolit Master

    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    my own load with that bullet and powder is 41.0 grains
    I have to seat the bullet deep to chamber in a Marlin, so crimped in the normal spot your 39 gr load should be a good place to start.

    edit to add a WELCOME!

  3. #3
    Boolit Master
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Quilcene, Washington
    I have had success with a number of powders for the 310 Lee in my 444. 4198, RE-7, and 5744 have all shot well. That boolit has been my elk hunting boolit at a muzzle velocity of about 1800 fps (all shots are close range around here in the "rainforest"). I no longer hunt elk now but that boolit at that velocity was always decisive at under 125 yards. Nowadays, I just shoot a plain base 265 gr SWC at 1250 fps for fun.

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