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I have an older 336 Marlin RC with the ballard rifling . I have loaded some 205 cast bullets over 38 gr. of Varget and federal gold primers . This is an excellent load in my Marlin "BUT" the top band is forced into the rifling on lever closing.
To avoid this I have ordered a Lee crimp die thinking I will crimp on the band.This should shove the bullet about another 1/32th into the case.
Has anyone worked with this and how much of a powder drop would you reconmend ?
Thanking you in advance.
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