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    Tinhorn
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    450 info needed

    I got lucky this fall and a hunter I have guided a few times in the past brought me up a Browning BLR in 450 Marlin. Since its a stainless model and my old 444 is getting pretty beat up it came at the right time. I've had a BLR ( 358 ) in the past and had problems with it but Im hoping this one will be trouble free. Anyway I need some quick help with handholds and I heard from a friend that there was a guy on here that really knows the 450. Any advice on bullets/powder for this gun? I'm headed back to the bush trapping soon so I dont have a lot of time to do much research. Any help is appreciated.

    BTW if you need tires and live near a Discount Tire store, do your shopping there. The fella that owns that chain is a real patriot and avid shooter/hunter. He's the guy behind my new rifle.
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    good luck with your new 450m, i shoot factory loads (hornady #8250) I handloaded 400 grain speer and never found a load as accurate.

    thanks for the Discount tire tip

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    I have a 1895M 450 and shoot reloadsinto an inch at 100 yds. I pulled a bullet on a factory round and weighed the charge. It was 58gr of what looked like a short extruded powder. Checked several manuals for this caliber and found Hogdon H322 poder lists 58gr as max with a 350gr FN Hornady bullet. and at the same velocity I was getting out of the factory ammo. SO I worked up a load up to 58gr of h322 and 350 Hornady bullet. This load shoot at the same point of impact and same velocity as the hornady factory loads! Have taken Bear,Hog and many deer with this load and it works flowlessly! I sot a deer in the chest at 80 yds, the bullet stopped under the skin on the rear end (went end for end) it was mushroomed out to over an inch!

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    You say that you pulled a bullet from a factory round..
    Just what factory round did you pull?
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    I loaded the 450ME with Re-7. I shot the Speer 300 JHP for deer Although it is not a true JHP. More of a dimpled nose. IN 30 and 400/405 I shot the Hornady bullets. Just be careful in 350 grain bullets. There is at least one that has a longer nose and does not feed from tube mag when crimped in the grooves.

    In straight walls, Re-7 is hard to beat.
    Always better to carry "too much" gun and too many cartridges...
    Marlin 1894SS(2009), Marlin 1894(1975), Winchester 1886 Ultralight rifle(1910), Springfield Trapdoor carbine(1880), Sharps carbine(1863), Savage 99 358 Winchester.
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    Hornady 350gr FN

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    The factory loads of Hornady 350 JFP are gone or crazy expensive. Probably one of the best factory loads I ever shot. Neck in neck with the Hornady 338ME FTX.
    I used to load 50.0 grains of Re-7 under the 350 JFP. 2018 fps in an XLR and 1933 fps in a Guide Gun.
    THIS IS A TOP END LOAD SO WORK UP TO IT IN YOUR GUN!
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    Always better to carry "too much" gun and too many cartridges...
    Marlin 1894SS(2009), Marlin 1894(1975), Winchester 1886 Ultralight rifle(1910), Springfield Trapdoor carbine(1880), Sharps carbine(1863), Savage 99 358 Winchester.
    I like big calibers


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