just ordered some 430 grain laser cast bullets for my 1895 marlin. eventually I will get a nice mold for it to do my own, but gonna buy bullets in the mean time. I have imr 4320, h380 and tac on hand that may work for that round/bullet/rifle combo. anyone have any experience with this or can help me out? thanks
thanks. yes, I do have a manual(s). they just don't list any for heavy bullets. I shall have to do some playing around. looked for varget loads with heavy bullets, but have not come up with anything too promising. 4320 is similar to varget
I use H4198 for eye watering loads in my 1895 with 300 grain Hornadys and with home cast from a Ranch Dog mould. I have used Varget with 405 cast in my Rolling Blocks. Worked well but I don't have load data at my disposal here.
Some is good,more is better and too much is just enough.
Post by magnumwheelman on Jun 30, 2015 8:09:22 GMT -5
several years ago in a handloader magazine there was an article about taking a Marlin Guide gun to Africa & it listed some pretty stout loads... I think one used those bullets... I loaded several & they'll wake you up for sure ( I think the author killed 2 water buffalo with one shot, bullet passing through a bull in the front, & killing another buffalo behind... so be sure of your backstops... it's been a couple years since I loaded those but think I was using H-322 or similar
took the 1895 out today with 5 different loads with the Oregon trails 430 true shot. settled on a charge of 44.0 grains of imr 4320 using barnes brass and tula primers. I shot up to 45.0 grains with no signs of pressure. 44.0 had great accuracy and there was no sense in shooting anything heavier