Marlin Firearms Forum banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Haven't been here at the Marlin forum for a while, so am humbly asking for some possible advice. Was out with the Model 94 in 32 special today, and shot some of cast bullets made from the Ranch Dog mold. They weighed out at 180grs, give or take a grain or two variation. I had them loaded with WC845 (H335 equivalent) at 28 grs. I have no chronograph, so I don't know the speed, but they shot a nice group. They were gas checked with copper.
I am interested in getting some advice on what to drop these loads to, so I can shoot without gas checks, and not get leading, using the WC845 (H335 equivalent) powder. The load manuals that I have don't go very low. Perhaps someone here has experience they can share. Thanks.
Alternately, has anyone tried using titegroup powder with these RD bullets?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,322 Posts
Actually it is WC844 which is the equivalent to H335. I shoot my 182 grain Ranch Dog with 2400 powder for 1744 fps. My RCBS 08-170 182 grain cast bullet I shoot with LVR powder @ 2300 fps. I have four .32 Win Specials and enjoy shooting cast bullets in all of them. I have never had luck shooting anything resembling a group when shooting gas check designed bullets without the gas checks at reduced velocity. Some fellows write that they have good luck with shooting cast bullets designed for gas checks w/o the gas check but I barely am able to keep my groups under 10" to 12" when doing that.



First target is my Ranch Dog 323-175 GC bullet shot with Alliant 2400 powder at 1744 fps. Second target is the 08-170 RCBS GC bullet shot with LVR powder at 2300fps. Third photo is my collection of .32 Win Special rifles. A 1968 Win 94, a 1949 Win 94, 1957 Marlin 336SC and a 1951 Marlin 336SC. The 1957 Marlin was used to shoot both targets.

358 Win
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
53 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Actually it is WC844 which is the equivalent to H335. I shoot my 182 grain Ranch Dog with 2400 powder for 1744 fps. My RCBS 08-170 182 grain cast bullet I shoot with LVR powder @ 2300 fps. I have four .32 Win Specials and enjoy shooting cast bullets in all of them. I have never had luck shooting anything resembling a group when shooting gas check designed bullets without the gas checks at reduced velocity. Some fellows write that they have good luck with shooting cast bullets designed for gas checks w/o the gas check but I barely am able to keep my groups under 10" to 12" when doing that.



First target is my Ranch Dog 323-175 GC bullet shot with Alliant 2400 powder at 1744 fps. Second target is the 08-170 RCBS GC bullet shot with LVR powder at 2300fps. Third photo is my collection of .32 Win Special rifles. A 1968 Win 94, a 1949 Win 94, 1957 Marlin 336SC and a 1951 Marlin 336SC. The 1957 Marlin was used to shoot both targets.

358 Win
Thanks. I hadn't thought about a potential problem of using a gas check design bullet without the gas check. It makes sense that it may not group well. Guess I will abandon that idea.
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top