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  1. .357- to crimp or not to crimp?

    1894
    I've been reloading for the .357 using a variety of powders and bullet heads to find the best combination for accuracy, and one variable I've not investigated properly is the effect of crimping. I use a Lee reloading die, which gives the option of varying the strength of the crimp. Some say...
  2. My First Ever Reload Results (45-70)

    Reloading
    So after several months or reading, researching, watching tutorials, reading and then reading some more; I finally bit the bullet (pun intended) and tried my first reloads. In Australia, we're a little more restricted for powder choice than in the US, but decided on Benchmark 2 from ADI which...
  3. Some 45/70 Reloading This Morning!

    Reloading
    I was headed to the range this morning with the 444's and decided I wanted to shoot the 45-70's as well so to the bench I went. I loaded H4198 with Remington 300gr HP's in RP nickel plated brass. Had a good time before & during range time today! 1895gunner
  4. Getting Ready for Range Time Tuesday - 444 Reloading

    The 444 Marlin
    I've been spending way too much time with my Guide Guns lately so I decided to spend some quality range time this next week with the Outfitters. I started looking around for how much ammo I had loaded and decided I better load up sixty more rounds for Tuesday. I don't own a progressive press...
  5. Marlin 410 Lever Guns - What do use yours for?

    Shotguns
    Since I traded an 1894P for mine several years ago I have hunted rabbit, squirrel, quail and dove. I've also shot trap with it surprising many competitors on how well a 410 can do (they didn't think I could shoot doubles with a lever action). I would be the first to agree that you have to be...
  6. Reload hornady bullets

    The 45/70 Govt.
    Hello, I am new to the forum just barely bought a 1895sbl RMEF gun off gun broker. I am going to reload some 325gr ftx bullets, I already have the hornady dies and the special seater for the bullet and know i have to trim the brass, but i don't have Hornady #9 reloading manual i was wondering...
  7. Marlin 30 30 for Pratical Rifle Course

    Tactical Leverguns
    In preparation for attending the four day practical rifle course at Front Sight Firearms Training Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada with my Marlin 336, in 30-30, I have changed out the laminate wood stock and forearmfor black synthetic ones made by Champion. These dropped the overall weight of the...
  8. Reloading for the 338MX...Long Range...

    Reloading
    Hello Gents... I am currently working up loads for my 338mxlr that I have had for several years. My experience with factory 200gr FTX rounds was, well shall we say, inadequate. I put close to 300 factory rounds through the rifle, open sighted, and two scopes later still have the same results...
  9. Safe load?

    Reloading Sticky's Only
    Hi guys, I just bought a Marlin 1895GBL and a Lee classic loader kit. Just finished my first fifty rounds last night. I was hoping someone could take a look at my load data and confirm that this is a safe load. Regarding components, I just pulled whatever they had off the shelf for 45-70 as...
  10. Advice on reloading .357 1894

    1894
    I'm reloading .357 Mag for a Marlin 1894 24" barrel (Ballard rifling as far as I can tell) using Hodgdon Titegroup, with commercial 158 grain cast lead bullets and small CCI pistol primers. I use a Lee dieset. The Hodgdon website gives two separate maximim loads. 1. 158 GR. LSWC (0.358"...
  11. Some improvement range report

    336
    Here are the results of some of my reloading efforts all using the Hornady 160 gr FTX bullet, mixed head stamp brass, all seated to a COL 2.55" . Two powders, IMR 3031 and LeverEvolution (LE). Shooting rested and scoped at 4x. I'm fighting a lot of battles at the same time. New to rifle, even...
  12. Lee Factory Crimp Die 45/70 - Why?

    Reloading
    So a lot of people mention that they use the Lee Factory Crimp Die in loading for 45/70. I can understand why some use it when they are seating a bullet at a depth other than the cannelure, but why would I do better with it than my regular RCBS seater/crimper on a bullet that has a cannelure...
  13. New XL7 with my used reloaded 30-06 ammo

    The Marlin XL7/XS7 Boltaction Centerfire Rifles
    Hey folks. Brand new to this forum, just registered today. Looks like a great place to get and give help and ideas. Just got a new Marlin XL7 in 30-06, replacing a sporterized 1917 Enfield that I bought in 1996. That Enfield was ok, kind of unique, but wouldn't hold a group to save its life...
  14. Newbie Asks for Help with PLinking 35Rem Load (redux)

    Reloading
    Howdy Everyone, I am pretty surprised by it myself, but I seem to have recently become a lever addict! In the last 3 months I've added two 1892s in 357 (winchester/miroku & Rossi), a Henry Big Boy 357, a browning BL22, a Winchester 9422 XTR, and last but not least a 1966 336RC in 35 REM. I...
  15. 35REM Newbie Asks for help creating Plinking/target rnds

    MENTORS/STUDENTS NEEDED
    Howdy Everyone, I am pretty surprised by it myself, but I seem to have recently become a lever addict! In the last 3 months I've added two 1892s in 357 (winchester/miroku & Rossi), a Henry Big Boy 357, a browning BL22, a Winchester 9422 XTR, and last but not least a 1966 336RC in 35 REM. I...
  16. Howdy from Texas

    Welcome New Members
    Howdy Everyone, I am pretty surprised by it myself, but I seem to have recently become a lever addict! In the last 3 months I've added two 1892s in 357 (winchester/miroku & Rossi), a Henry Big Boy 357, a browning BL22, a Winchester 9422 XTR, and last but not least a very nice condtion little...
  17. New Reloading Bullets

    Reloading
    Sign the Petition with the link below. (I will be sending it to Sierra, Hornady, Barnes Bullets, Nosler, Berger, and Lapua.) Petition A modern .311 bullet with higher BC and weight varations are needed. Petition A modern .311 bullet with higher BC and weight varations are needed. The...
  18. reloading .35 rem for dummies

    Reloading
    hey guys I just recently bought a beautiful marlin 336sc .35 Remington :biggrin: I was looking for the 30-30 but the gun guy told me this was an awesome gun and he dropped the price from 400 to 300 so I couldn't refuse. anyways after researching I found that the rounds are hard to find "out of...
  19. Reloading for newbie

    Reloading
    Hello, I've had handguns and shotguns for years, but just got my first rifle: A 1979 Marlin 336 chambered in 35 Remington. I'd like to get into reloading, for both the 35 Remington, and also for 357 Magnum for my revolver, as cheaply as possible (really, this needs to be the minimum dollars)...
  20. Another Installment Lyman Blocks Snowball

    Boolit Casting
    So I wan't gona call the guy, bug him, spook him, give him some time. I gave him all the info that I could find at the time. Then he calls me. Do you want any more brass, but these are different, no primers and they are Nickle. How much?? More than you gave me before. Definitely. But what I...
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