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.444 Marlan Load

My dad owns a .444 Marlan and has just shot the factory loaded ammo for the past 20 years. I know that there would be a way to maximize the effectiveness of the rifle though. The factory bullet has a very thin jacket and a lot of lead exposed. It opens violently and quickly. It is by no means the best elk bullet.

Does anyone load for the .444 and what do you do?

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Most if not all the loads for

Most if not all the loads for the .444 Marlin are designed for pistol bullets and that is why there is a lot of lead exposed.  If you want to try a reload Barnes has a couple on their site.

http://www.barnesbullets.com/images/444MarlinWeb.pdf

 

You might also want to check out Hornady for bullets

http://www.hornady.com/store/.430-44-CAL/

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