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    First bullet for my marlin 1895 SBL

    Hi everyone, I have a marlin sbl and I have to start preparing for the hunt.
    I have three bullet available , Sierra pro hunter 300gr, Speer hp 300gr, Hornady interlock 350gr. The Hornady FTX 325gr is coming but if you have any advice it's great.
    I have starline casings and cci200 primers, as I have the Vihtavuori N130.
    I have not yet available the imr 4198.I will hunt wild boar, shot distance max 120yd maximum weight of boar 300lb
    I would like your opinion, which bullet is best for my hunt?
    What can I do with the Vihtavuori N130?
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    i have never used Vihtavuori powders. I do use H322 for some of my loads.

    Here is what Brownell's says about
    Vihtavuori N130

    "
    Vihtavuori N130 Rifle Powder is used in many factory loaded ammunition and is ideal for 22 and 6mm PPC Cartridges. It’s also suitable for lighter bullets in 223 Remington loads and straight-wall rifle cases
    like the 45-70 Government and 458 Winchester Magnum. Vihtavuori N130 has a burn rate similar to Hodgdon H322 and Accurate 2230."

    As for bullets, I would want good penetration on a 300 lb boar. I believe I would use the Hornady Interlock.

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    405gr WFN.
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    thanks, I'll try the 322 too, how do you use it?
    On the site of Vihtavuori indicates these dosages: bullet Sierra FN HP 300gr N130 52.2-57.1gr, Hornady 350gr RN 48-53.4gr
    do you think those dosages are good for my 300gr and the hornady interlock 350gr?
    if empty space remains in the case is it necessary to fill it with something?
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    Loading data Vihtavuori
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    If I could only load one bullet in the 45-70 it would be the hornady 350gr. It's VERY accurate in both my GBL and CVA at any speed I've pushed it. 1600fps to over 2000fps. It's affordable, readily available, and offers a nice balance of speed and penetration.
    Best Regards, Tim.

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    Last edited by Texas Shooter; 09-11-2019 at 07:27 AM.
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    I like cast also but out of those three I would go with the Hornady. Powders I have used is 4198, 3031, 4895, Varget, 322, and some Vihtavori(not sure but I believe it was 130). All gave less than 1.5" groups at 100 yards with my 435 grain cast bullet from Ranch Dog.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Shooter View Post
    Hornady 350 gr. JRN
    H322 Starting load 52 gr. 1898 fps. 25,800 CUP

    H322 Maximum load 57 gr. 2143 fps 41,100 CUP

    Source - Hogdgon Online Reloading.com
    These loads are for Modern (Ruger #1) rifles, may want to double check the loads for "Lever action rifles"
    Just to be on the safe side.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Piombino View Post
    Hi everyone, I have a marlin sbl and I have to start preparing for the hunt.
    I have three bullet available , Sierra pro hunter 300gr, Speer hp 300gr, Hornady interlock 350gr. The Hornady FTX 325gr is coming but if you have any advice it's great.
    I have starline casings and cci200 primers, as I have the Vihtavuori N130.
    I have not yet available the imr 4198.I will hunt wild boar, shot distance max 120yd maximum weight of boar 300lb
    I would like your opinion, which bullet is best for my hunt?
    What can I do with the Vihtavuori N130?
    Speer 300 grain all the way. We shot three Marlin 1895's this past weekend loaded with that bullet and all of them shot under an inch at 100. Loaded with 51gr H4198 in Starline brass. Previous attempts with 55gr was obnoxious and painful.
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