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The Ranch Dog TLC411-255-RF, a gas checked big game bullet for the 41 Mag, will be ready to ship next week. Last summer I introduced a plain base bullet, the TL411-255-RF (lacking the "C" in the designation), but I personally do not like the lack of performance that a plain base bullet necessitates. My interest in any centerfire Marlin is big game hunting and my forte is matching jacketed bullet performance in my cast bullet designs. Here they are!


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Hornday hasn't made gas checks for pistol cartridge calibers (.356, .410, and .452) for quite some time, but I was able to design a shank that accepts the Hornady .416 rifle check. I have done the same work with two other designs. the TLC356-135-RF uses the .358 Hornady check and the TLC454-290-RF uses the .458 Hornady check. On these bullet designs, I've actually "tooled up" to cut the shanks here at the Ranch. The shank must be cut to a specific diameter to accomplish the fit. Lee's policy is a -.000"/+.003" cut which will not work so they cut the shank underdiameter and I complete the work. In that I now work with precision reaming tools, I will be able to offer any of my molds with a plain base at an additonal fee. I will also "combo" a mold with 3 plain base cavities and 3 gas check shank cavities. I will also off .411 Lube and Size Kits to compliment the mold.

Even though I just killed a hog with my 1894S chambered in 45 Colt with my TLC454-290-RF, I suspect next week will find me looking for another with my 1894FG and this 255-grain bullet!
 

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I will keep my eyes peeled to see your results on that for sure...I use the 210 Fed Fusions now and they work great but I like my bullets like I like my woman strong and chunky!!
 

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RD,

Looks great and I'm still anxious to cast some off your first TL411-255-RF that I got last year. Good hunting next week and let us know how it preforms.

CD
 
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