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New Guy here. I have a couple 444’s. My newest is my pistol and I’m looking for load help. I have found that the factory leverevolution 265 ftx is not expanding consistently due to the lower muzzle velocity. So I’m leaning toward Nosler 240/300gr SHP. But would love to hear more opinions. Muzzle velocity is around 1900fps so impact will be lower than that. I deer hunt so I’m looking for more expansion rather than penetration.

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Welcome from Goldthwaite, TX! Thanks for joining us! John
 

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Welcome to MarlinOwners!, you might try the 444 forum or Reloading forums to get your answers. Mr Fixit
 

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Welcome from The Republic of Texas...
 

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WELCOME FROM OLYMPIA, WA; IN THE GREAT PACIFIC NORTHWEST - "THE "ORIGINAL 444 MARLIN®" COUNTRY!
 

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Welcome from northeast Georgia... have had great results with the regular point, not the gummy tip. Really do not need expansion, with the 265-grain bullet. It is a deer killing machine. Leaves less bloodshot mean than a faster round 243,6.5,270, 284, 30/06. Love those triple 4's, they have a big following on the 444 site. Deer elk moose no problem with triple4. There are reports here of the 265, being, successful killing grizzlies.
 
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