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Hello everyone,
I am wondering what kind of performance can be expected from the 444 while keeping the pressure to 40,000 cup?

At these reduced pressures, would it be able to offer any advantage over a heavy 44 mag load, if they were to both use a 300 grain bullet?

Oh, almost forgot, barrel length would be 16 or 20 inches. <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->

Thanks Much
JuanTedman
 

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Juan- Performance is relative. What would you like the bullet to do? Will you hunt with it? Is it a plinker? There is a distinct performance advantage over the 44 mag., your  40,000 cup figure is a little light for the .444, and a bit heavy for the 44 mag. Why do you want 40,000 CUP?
 

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 If you look in Hodgdon#27 you will find loads within the 39,000cup-41,000cup range. They are head and sholders above the 44mag. Check out Loadswap at a couple of loads  I posted for the 265gr. Hdy and the 300gr. Speer PSP. I chronographed both loads out of a 444P Outfitter. I'm working on a load using BTB 290LFNGC. Using the same chg. for a jacketed bullet with a good hardcast usually results in a little more vel. at reduced pressures. The 300gr. load is from Speer#13 and not a max. load according to it. The limit for the 444Marlin is 44,000 CUP or 42,000 psi. The 290LFNGC-LBT from BTB will be my anything- anywhere load. Hope this helps.
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