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Old 03-02-2006, 08:35 PM
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Question 444 Marlin Ammo cost????


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Hi guy's
On a earlier post I was wanting info on the 444 Marlin and received a wealth of information from some of the 444 owners out on this forum,with many thanks to you all.

I priced some Remington 444 ammo here in Australia,as I'm getting all the gear ready for when I buy my 444,yep that's right,I have not got it yet,not even ordered it,I'm probably putting the cart before the horse but I've always done it this way and then when I've got the ammo here at home I can look and admire the good looks of the round for the intended rifle(I know not healthy).Any way the dealer I was talking to said when he can get them and if he can get them,they are $51.00 per 20 (Australian)thats $2.55 per shot,Hells bells,no wonder some of the gun shops I enquired about said the 444 Marlin is nearly dead here,if it costs that much,it'll break my budget for 100 rounds at $255.00 Aus funds.
What do you blokes pay per 20 or 100? for the 444
Anbody know of some reloading shops online that would sell to international buyers?(I know I would have to get a import permit my end,got the forms here right now).

Going by this amount the 444 would have to be a reloading must,priced the unprimed brass as well Remington brand cases 100 for $80.55 and Hornady 265 gr Projectiles per 100
$51.65,theres $132.20 straight off.
Will have to buy that mold first me thinks,a 325gr WFN.
I was going to buy a Marlin 444XLR with the all stainless steel and laminated stock,but decided to go with the 22 inch barrel blued version,instead of the 24 inch barrel,for I will be shooting in the bush and up close.
Now just have to get some load data together
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Old 03-02-2006, 09:06 PM
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About $.05 I reload and pour my own bullets for it, although Marshalls 265 grainers work great.
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Old 03-03-2006, 12:58 AM
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About $.05 I reload and pour my own bullets for it, although Marshalls 265 grainers work great.
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What do you pay for factory ammo,if you do buy it?
Is that .05 for 1 round?????
if it is,I'm being robbed!
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Old 03-03-2006, 02:46 AM
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The Hornady factory stuff around here is from $22 - $25 per box of 20. I felt the same pain and I started reloading!!

I spent $300 to get started reloading for my .444's and .44 Mag pistol. I certainly recouped my costs the first year as I shoot a LOT. BUT...that extra $300 for the digital powder dispenser isn't figured in...and the extra powder I just HAD to try...and the other bullets I just HAD to try etc., etc.

Here is a great and current thread that can help you decide for yourself:

http://www.graybeardoutdoors.com/php...ic.php?t=87702

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Old 03-03-2006, 04:26 AM
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I was in the Gander Mountain store as I was leaving Houston, TX yesterday and the Remington Express 444 Marlin ammo (240-grain JSP R444M) was $19/box. The Hornady ammo (265-grain FP) was $26/box.

The person I would contact is Robert or Melissa Bose at Bose's Guns ([email protected]). Their web site FAQ's state:

"We do not accept international orders on www.bosesguns.com. If you would like to see if we can provide a custom ship to an international address, please call us."

At least they suggest you call them and that is more than most places.

They have the best prices on Lee and Hornady products I've found and that would satisfy the needs of the 444 Marlin.
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:12 AM
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I have a spreadsheet that I put together to figure my reloading costs...

Here is the cost of using new Hornady brass and the Hornady bullet...



This is my reloading cost using cast bullets and I purchase once fired brass...



I have attached a copy of the XLS worksheet for anyone that wants to save it to their PC.

Cost Calculator.XLS
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:29 PM
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The Hornady factory stuff around here is from $22 - $25 per box of 20. I felt the same pain and I started reloading!!

I spent $300 to get started reloading for my .444's and .44 Mag pistol. I certainly recouped my costs the first year as I shoot a LOT. BUT...that extra $300 for the digital powder dispenser isn't figured in...and the extra powder I just HAD to try...and the other bullets I just HAD to try etc., etc.

Here is a great and current thread that can help you decide for yourself:

http://www.graybeardoutdoors.com/php...ic.php?t=87702

Dave
Dave
You said you felt the same pain and started reloading,well my pain was like,aw bugger,it's not worth it but I will do it it too,reload I mean.
And your right about buying that extra thing to try or powder to burn in it,it's endless,but fun!
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Old 03-03-2006, 05:36 PM
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Thanks for that info,I will check them out,but some how I don't think they would be able to send ammo to me,all the other places I've tried said "They cannot send ammo overseas for the US law has tightened on that" but i will try
Your costs for your 444 are what i would like to achieve,once I get my stuff together.
I'm trying two places Midsouth Shooters Supply and Grafs and Son,just waiting on a reply from them,if I get the go ahead I'll buy a lot of components from them ,brass,bullets for the 444 to last me a long time or until i get my moulds made.
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RD,

Thanks for the Cost Calculator spreadsheet.

Still waiting for my .444 Marlin and various reloading supplies to arrive (next week?).
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Old 03-04-2006, 09:54 AM
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Ranch Dogs figures are better than mine. I was given a bunch of brass, once fired at a local range and they two gentlemen shooting it did not reload, even got the boxes. Wheel weights, free picked up a five gallon bucket at the local tire store, my brother works on xray machines and gets free lead but I have to pick it up 1000 lbs at a time. Since this is pure lead I will have to buy something to put in it not sure what that will run yet. Primers I bought and I have bought powder but had a friend give me over 100lbs which I then shared with some others. As a result I have a lot lower exspense than one would normally have.
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