Marlin Firearms Forum banner
reloading
1-20 of 40 Results
  1. Reloading
    I’ve had the candy bins for my ten most used bullets however this week I added the glass jars for their matching new Starline brass. They hold 150, 45-70 cases and of course a lot more of the pistol calibers. This allows me to keep an eye on “new brass” inventory and when it’s time to order
  2. Reloading
    Had a strange one yesterday. Last week I loaded up 50 rounds of .45-70 as follows: Meister 405gr flat nose 32gr of IMR4198, hand weighed each. WLR primers. New star line brass, taper crimped with Lyman die. All rounds closely inspected before packing. I was loading rounds directly one by one...
  3. The 45/70 Govt.
    I am new to reloading and I am wondering how heavy to crimp. On one hand I read the bullet (resting in a tube as in a marlin GG) can be pressed in the cartridge case by recoil. So you have to crimp heavily as your life depends on it. Keep in mind that the pressure rises. On the the other hand i...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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"...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
1-20 of 40 Results
Top