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I know this has probably been asked before but hopefully not exactly like this. I am going to buy a 1894 in 44 mag and wanted to know if anyone shot water dropped Lee 240 grain tumble lube or any other Lee 6 cavity 44 mag mold bullets for that matter. I am looking to shoot bullets that I don't have to size. Just water drop, load and shoot. Any replies would be appreciated. Thanks, Charlie
 

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You still have to lubricate the boolits someway before loading. IIRC RANCH DOG has a sticky on his way of doing it down in the cast bullet section here.

The various tumble lube designs used with LEE LIQUID ALOX are popular. Unfortunately LEE doesn't make a 240 grain round nose flat point design...best for feeding through your rifle. HOWEVER, RANCH DOG has an excellent design of TLC 432 265 designed specifically for MARLIN lever actions and an in-expensive press mounted sizing die that also crimps on the gas check. I have used this boolit for some time in both rifles and pistols with satisfaction AND it also removes residual leading from my revolvers. This design is sooo good that I bought a plain based clone with conventional lube grooves because most of my shooting is with 44 VAQUEROS...you don't need gas checks for lower velocities and those little buggers are getting expensive! RANCH DOG is now offering the option of having the mould with both gas check and plain base cavities...what I'd buy if ordering one now.

There's a lot of good information by Glenn Fryxell over at lasc.us. castboolits.gunloads.com is another resource. I've had various 44 MARLINS for almost 40 years now....I play with other calibers for awhile, but the 44 is my go to gun for almost any application.
 

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I cast a 20g Lee RNFP. Six hole mold. Cast onto folded towell, lube with liquid alox, run thru Lee sizer die, lube and shoot. The infrequest large bullet will not chamber if I do not size.
Used to water quench, but cold water and my hands just don't get along.
This is my Cowboy Action, pratice / plinking bullet. For hunting I jump to a 240g.
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