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I've loaded around 1,000 rounds of the 265gr FTX in my 444P with H4198. They shoot great for me. I have since moved on to a cheaper boolit. ;D Can't afford to punch paper with the Hornady FTX. I used Hornady's recommended load data from their website for the 444FTX.
 

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My mistake..... I have picked up a bunch of the FP's myself but haven't loaded too many yet. Just started trying... I've been burning through the Remington 240gr SP and they shoot very well.
 

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IMR 4198 worked great in my 444ss with the Hornady 265JFP. I killed a lot of deer with that bullet & IMR powder. 444
 

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47g Reloader 7 shoot well in mine with the Hornady 265fp.
 

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That same 47gr of R7 works wonders with the Speer 300 Unicore in my 444P. I think the Hornady 265FN is so close to it, you should get similar results. I don't load the 265FN as I picked up several boxes of the older factory Light Magnum 265 loads...awesome stuff!
 

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Pop said:
I have a ton of the 265 flat points, not the FTX.
Look up 47.3gr Re-7, Rem or Hormady brass & Fed 210M primers. My load for that bullet from my. Circa '78 444S.

DAWEI has a spreadsheet of. 444 loads he will be happy to send you.

Dave
 

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I'm using H322 51gr, 200cci, and 265 hornady flat point. Love it.
 

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Hey Pop,
If you play with that RL-7 a little bit you will find a load that works. I seems to work well in all my straight wall cases. I have also put it to good use in 30-30, 32spl and 35rem. rifles.

Good Luck
 

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265gr Hor JFP & 46grs of IMR4198........... Works well.
 

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H4198-47.0gr
Rem brass (trim 2.215)
CCI 200 (LRP)
265gr Hornady JFP
This load is near a duplicate to "Hornady Lite Mag" as you can get.
 

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Your WLR primers are just right, no need to change for any powder you choose for the 265.
 

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Dittos on the H-4198... Using 45.7 gr of H-4198, ignited by WLR Primers, under a H'dy 265 gr JFP, I am getting fantastic accuracy and 2,275 fps in my rifle.

I played with the Re-7 a time or two, but found that it performed a bit better for me, in my rifle, with bullets that are in the 290 to 300 grain (LBT LFN-GC, sized to 0.432") neighborhood than it did with the 265 gr Hornady. I think I saw those results because it is a tad slower than the H-4198. Of course, your rifle(s) may be different.
 

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Pop,

This is from the March, 1971 issue of Handloader Magazine developed by Ken Waters.

265 Hornady JSP

Charge Powder Velocity
56.0------H-335---1,947+ most accurate
49.0------3031----1,969+ highly consistent
47.0------Rl-7------2,033+ erratic velocity and pressure
47.0------N-200---2,116+ very uniform load
43.4------4198----1,942*

24 inch barrel*
26 inch barrel+

I shoot mostly cast bullets anymore, but I did use the 3031 load because I still have almost 20 pounds of it.
 

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Pop said:
Which are your favorite loads?
How about some Reloder 7?

H4198 was not good to me.
VTDW said:
Look up 47.3gr Re-7, Rem or Hormady brass & Fed 210M primers. My load for that bullet from my. Circa '78 444S.

DAWEI has a spreadsheet of. 444 loads he will be happy to send you.

Dave
Pop, send me a PM w/your email address and I'll send you my 444 Master Reload Spreadsheet for 265-300gr bullets.
 
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