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    Lead free deer and boar pills

    I tried the search but not much surfaced.
    Do any of you have experience with loading lead free bullets in the 450 Marlin that will also be safe to use in the tube magazine?
    What bullets do you use?
    I have some of the Barnes hollow points that I bought to try out in the 458 WinMag, but they don’t look flat enough on the front to be safe in a tube magazine.
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    If nothing else, you could make up a jig to take some material off the nose to give them a different profile. Something like a case trim die that uses a file. One for .44 special should support the bullet enough and not get it stuck in the die.
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    'Lead free' has become my nightmare .......for now! Take a closer look at the Barnes 300 gr TSX-FN for use in the 450/45-70.
    https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Kno...overnment.html

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    Barnes buster would work I think.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mightytall View Post
    I tried the search but not much surfaced.
    Do any of you have experience with loading lead free bullets in the 450 Marlin that will also be safe to use in the tube magazine?
    What bullets do you use?
    I have some of the Barnes hollow points that I bought to try out in the 458 WinMag, but they don’t look flat enough on the front to be safe in a tube magazine.
    mightytall,

    You are in luck. Check out some of the 100% alloy bullets designed for the 458 SoCom. You will find 300 to 500 gr options. However, because they are lead free, they run long for weight. You may need to stay on the lower weight end to ensure the twist rate in your barrel will stabilize the bullet.

    You may want to look at the Barnes Bullets website for a start.
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    I just started reloading for my Browning BLR take down in 450 Marlin. Hornady Monoflex 250 grs and Barnes TTSX 300 grs. Next week they will hit the range at 50 and 100 meters (I hope).
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    If you don’t want to wait, check the hodgdon reloading page.
    There are some loads for the 450 Marlin.

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    I load these in .429 for my 444 Marlins. The .458 should work in your 450. - T.S.

    https://www.lehighdefense.com/458-hi...r-302gr-bullet

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas Shooter View Post
    I load these in .429 for my 444 Marlins. The .458 should work in your 450. - T.S.

    https://www.lehighdefense.com/458-hi...r-302gr-bullet

    Have you had a chance to take any game with them TS?




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    Not yet. I have fired them at targets and the accuracy is good. I loaded them because I wanted a load that would exit a big hog. I have no doubt they will be devastating. After deer season has closed, I'll concentrate on hogs. Right now, I am trying to get a shot on a hog or two using my suppressed 45-70 and subsonic loads. They are whisper quiet. That way, I won't disturb the deer much while the season is open. I aready have four deer at the processor having them made into link sausage (Polish mild and cheese & jalapenos), boudin, deer sticks (similar to slim jims), summer sausage and Jerky.

    T.S.
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