What is a good all round bullet for the .450 Marlin? Just bought a nice used 1895M and looking for some suggestions. Also, what is a good powder to try?
My multi-purpose load is a Speer 300gr FNHP over 57.0grs of H322 & WLR primer. Nearly 100% powder density. Chronoed 2130fps out of a 20" BLR. My stomper load is a 425gr BTB pildriver jr. over 51.5grs of H322. Chronoed 1900fps same rifle.What is a good all round bullet for the .450 Marlin? Just bought a nice used 1895M and looking for some suggestions. Also, what is a good powder to try?
Here you go Ian, the data is attached. I used an OAL of 2.53" for the Hornady bullet and 2.52" for the Speer Bullet as that is what is suggested by the bullet manufacturers. If you need to use something shorter, this data is not valid! Maximum powder compression requested was 105%. Please heed the warnings in the file and use common, safe reloading practices.Ranchdog : Could you run the 400gr Speer and 350gr Hornady through QL with H-322 and RL-7 for me please?
Michael, I have not. Just starting to play with it. I'll let you know if anything of interest happens in the spring!Vance,
Have you taken anything interesting with the TLC460-425-RF?
I've been working on some different ideas for load suggestions for my line of bullets, for my own use of course. Here is what I've come up with to present the data...
TLC460-425-RF & Marlin 1895G (45-70 Govt)
TLC460-425-RF & Marlin 1895MR (450 Marlin)
Varget works great in just about all non-magnum rifle cartridges.