I was rereading 444 Marlin Bullet Test - Heavyweight Championship last night. It's a very good read:biggrin:. As soon as I get a 444 barrel(encore, mgm barrels 23" heavy factory barrel) I get to start finding a 265gr Hornady fn with h4198 or rel7 or h322. (I have brass and bullets and powder, but no barrel) since I am disabled, (I had a stroke, right side of my body don't work). Say I find a load and it starts at 32.6gr of h4198 at 1700fps, and then I got out hunting deer; and lo and behold a big 8 point comes by at 100 yards, I shoot, deer takes it on the shoulder, what happens? I know with a 270 Win 130 Nosler bt with a load of imr4350 its a dead deer. Will the bullet expand?; or would I be better with a 280gr Beartooth bullet? I have 2 boxes of Hornady 265gr. I need to get some Beartooth's, if the barrel ever comes.