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i loaded some 350jsp with 55 gr of 3031 for my marlin guide gun i have to say they are a hand full! anyone else use 3031 ? i use 61 gr in my b78 with a 300 gr jhp but wanted to load the marlin with 350s for hog hunting. csa
 

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Still working on loads but the literature I have lists 1600-1700 fps. for 50 gr. IMR 3031 with 300 gr., 350 gr. and 405 gr. bullets. I have shot these and they all shoot very well and to the same point of impact at 50 yds. The 300 & 405 gr. bullets are Rem. the 350 gr. is Hornady FP. You don't need any more velocity than that!

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CSA, I have loaded the Hornady 350. starline case, WLR, 3031 56.5 gr. I shot 3 groups at 100 yds and got .75", 0.73", and 2.5 for the last out of my guide gun. I do not know how fast they are going, as I did not have a chronograph at that time. A good guess is 1950 fps.

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Still working on loads but the literature I have lists 1600-1700 fps. for 50 gr. IMR 3031 with 300 gr.
This is exactly the load I use and it is very accurate in my 1895 plain 'ol standard 22" barrel rifle. Plus this load doesn't beat you up ;) ;)it's very pleasant to shoot. Whitetails aren't too fond of it though. ::)
 

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great i was starting to think i loaded them too hot! i havent used this gun to hunt yet, but i have killed truck loads of deer with my b78 with the 300 gr over 61 gr of 3031 and it puts um down in there tracks! the bullet doesnt always exit, but they are drt! csa
 

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my b78 with the 300 gr over 61 gr of 3031
Who's getting the worst end on this deal...you or the deer? :eek:
 
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