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I am trying to work up a load for my Marlin 1894CL in 32-20... Here is what I've got so far. I started with Starline 32-20 Brass, CCI Small rifle primer, and Hornady 85grn XTP Bullet. (Total C.O.A.L. of 1.50) I have chosen Lil Gun as my powder started out with a charge of 7.5grns working up to a charge of 8.0grns (which shoots really good, checked the brass after each shot and it looks fine) The latest Hornady Book Has a max load of 8.0grns with a C.O.A.L of 1.55... Does my bullet being seated farther make this a hotter load? Or do I have nothing to worry about?
 

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The Hodgdon's load is for a pistol. At the pressures it generates (15,700cup), the .050 extra seating depth is not going to make much difference.
With a c.o.a.l. of 1.50 your bullet is going to jump a long way to the rifling.
You should try loading the bullet out as long as possible. The max c.o.a.l. for .32-20 is 1.592".

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7-30 Waters said:
That load is just idling in your Marlin, in effect.
That is kind of what I figured... I knew it would handle more pressure then most. Thanks for the feed back
 
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