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The 1-38 MG 444 will shot 300gr and heavier hardcast bullets excellently, if you do your part in barrel prep, have the right size bullet and run top end loads. My Mantra for 1-38 MG's is: Velocity is your friend.
 

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Starrbow said:
The 1-38 MG 444 will shot 300gr and heavier hardcast bullets excellently, if you do your part in barrel prep, have the right size bullet and run top end loads. My Mantra for 1-38 MG's is: Velocity is your friend.
Barrel prep to shoot cast. How do you prep a barrel to shoot cast bullets?

T ??? NY
 

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308/338 said:
Barrel prep to shoot cast. How do you prep a barrel to shoot cast bullets?

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Make sure there is no copper in your barrel.I use an Outers Foulout.Other copper solvents work too.My 1970 444 hasn't seen a jacketed bullet since I got a Ranch Dog 300 gr mould.
 

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Pop said:
If I am not mistaken the MG bores had 1:38" twist right? Will these handle 300 gr slugs? Also how is cast shooting from these?
Both my 1966 and 1988 444 Marlin®s, with 1:38" Microgroove™ rifling handle both 300gr JFN and 300gr Hard Cast with ease. Both are very accurate in my two rifles and my guns ARE NOT fire lapped. As Starrbow says, Velocity is your friend.
 
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