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I've shot everything from 180's to 300, nobody around here seems to carry anything heavier, and it's not like I need any more recoil for fun shooting. I've shot a lot of 180's in plinking loads, and a ton of 240's, and I'm thinking of settling on that as my standard bullet weight. I don't use it for hunting yet, since I have a 35 Remington should I choose to go after deer. Most of the time I plink and shoot paper to try and find a good all-around load that it likes. I just got an order from Midway, 500 of the Remington 240-grain Jacketed Soft Points, now I need a good mid-range load, something around 1400 fps, so my son can shoot them too, without getting pounded too bad. Any suggestions?

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In my 1894P handloaded 250 grain Nosler Partitions , in my 1894CB Lyman 250 grain gas checked cast bullets :!: I have killed deer with the Nosler but haven't tried the cast yet .
 
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papajohn,

1400fps in a rifle will be below starting loads in the high preformance powders but my Marlin loved the load of 15.8grns HS-7 with a Speer 240jkt bullet and the manual shows that to be at 1423fps with a mag primer. 18.0grns of #2400 may get you close but they show 19.0grns as starting. They show 18.0grns AA#9 as a start load at 1483fps from my Spreer 13 manual.

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240g Semi Jacketed Hollow points shoot right around 1450 fps (chronographed) in my 20" microgroove barrel with 18.7 gr of 2400 (Alliant's max load) with CCI 300 primers. I get 1.5" accuracy with open sights at 50 meters with this load.

I haven't tried the jacketed soft points.
 

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Speer 270gr gold dot with 19grs of W-296 gets me cloverleafs at 50yds.I'm happy with this load and i will use it for deer this year.
 

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Hornady 265gr JFP Thats all I use in my 1894SS, 444 marlin, & my 44mag pistols. They shoot excellent groups & KILL the Deer "DEAD" 444 :D :D :D
 
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