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Thread: 32-40 loads

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    Boolit Master ronbo's Avatar
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    Jul 2008

    32-40 loads

    Have a Marlin 93 late model made in 1924, round barrel in 32-40. Have a nickel plated Marlin 32-40 marked loading tool that has a single cavity bullet mould. There are no dies with the tool and I use regular loading dies. Whats a good combination for a cast bullet load?
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    Boolit Master 6pt-sika's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    Central Virginia
    There are three molds I use in my Marlin Model 1893 in 32-40 !

    My rifle is circa 1906 also !

    I first used the RCBS 32-170GC mold . later I picked up a Lyman 321297 and not to very long ago (meaning about 4 months) I got one of the Ranch Dog test molds 323-170GC .

    I use XMP5744 with all three of these bullets . And have used the RCBS bullet with 15 grains XMP5744 to take a deer before .

    With all three of the above molds I started with 13 grains of XMP5744 and worked my way up to about 17 or 18 grains . I also use the CCI200 primer for all of my 32-40 loads.
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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