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    Shot a nice doe with the 350gr flat point at a similar velocity, M700. Quartering toward me. Flipped over onto her back and was done right there. Wrecked the near shoulder and left a fist size exit just in front of the diaphram on the off side. Turned everything in between into soup. I wouln't hesitate to use that load on anything that walks this continent.
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    i shoot 300 gr fp hornady at close to 2000 fps in a ruger #3 and a winchester 85 and its a good killer. i try for a standing broadside double lung shot, no eatable meat wasted and tracking(if any) a blind man could follow.
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    those are some pretty stout loads - I shoot 350gr cast bullets and - for awhile loaded 54gr 3031 but scaled it back to 47.5 this load will stem to stern a deer - I would trust it for anything in this 1/2 of the world
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    Quote Originally Posted by furlong222 View Post
    those are some pretty stout loads - I shoot 350gr cast bullets and - for awhile loaded 54gr 3031 but scaled it back to 47.5 this load will stem to stern a deer - I would trust it for anything in this 1/2 of the world
    Ya, interesting about the loads. According to Hodgdon, my load is the starting load for lever action loads. According to Hornady, it's a bit over their maximum for the Marlin 1895.

    Beats me.

    I might end up dropping a grain or two. Haven't checked it over a chronograph, Hodgdon claims about 2,000 fps for the load. Or, since it's shooting well, I might leave it alone, and do 90% of my shooting with this rifle, with a mild, cast bullet load. Get the big holes without the big boom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M700 View Post
    Ya, interesting about the loads. According to Hodgdon, my load is the starting load for lever action loads. According to Hornady, it's a bit over their maximum for the Marlin 1895.

    Beats me.

    I might end up dropping a grain or two. Haven't checked it over a chronograph, Hodgdon claims about 2,000 fps for the load. Or, since it's shooting well, I might leave it alone, and do 90% of my shooting with this rifle, with a mild, cast bullet load. Get the big holes without the big boom.

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    Some sources limit the 1895 to 28k psi, some 40k psi, this leads to confusion. I generally find the bullet manufacturers data to be more coservative than the powder manufacturers.

    I use the above load in my CVA hunter. Not bad to shoot in it. It weighs 9.5lbs as set up. I have NO desire to use that load in my GBL. I run it that hard for the trajectory it provides. It's my Buckeye beanfield rifle. We're limited to straight wall cartriges for deer in OH. I'm currently running a soft 385gr NOE cup point over 16gr of Herco in my GBL. Right at 1300fps. Sweet load. Kills on one end, tame on the other. It's my woods gun where shots over 100yds are very rare. Most are much less than that.

    Edit to add: You're good to go with that load in a Marlin. No need to back off. Less than 32k.
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    "Buckeye Beanfield Rifle"

    I like that.

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    I've killed Deer and Hogs with the Hornady350 RN loaded to about 1800 fps.
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    Guy later tonight i will dig out my reloading info .to see what i loaded my 350 rn at and what they did true my graph .
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    Guy, i loaded my 350rn with 45gr. Of H-4198
    Shot true my graph at 1790, and shot great at 100 yds.
    This was the deer target i used. Didn't soup it up any more
    Because it shot plenty good enuff for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M700 View Post
    Ya, interesting about the loads. According to Hodgdon, my load is the starting load for lever action loads. According to Hornady, it's a bit over their maximum for the Marlin 1895.

    Beats me.

    I might end up dropping a grain or two. Haven't checked it over a chronograph, Hodgdon claims about 2,000 fps for the load. Or, since it's shooting well, I might leave it alone, and do 90% of my shooting with this rifle, with a mild, cast bullet load. Get the big holes without the big boom.

    Guy
    Finding a good starting point with the wide variety of information frustrates me too. While I have never shot bear or elk with that bullet, I have a 170 grain 30/30 (just elk) and it worked great. If a 30/30 @ 170 can do it I feel confident in that 350 grain beast. Good luck and post those photos when you're done!


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