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Old August 24, 2012, 04:14 PM   #1
jo-jo
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Loading for the Marlin 1895g

When i got my Marlin i found that i couldnt get good velocity out of the standard powders listed these days like IMR4895. The reason is, its an 18in
barrel and most loads listed are for the longer 45-70s.
I looked in an old Hornady manual-1977 and found a listing for IMR4227.
By my chronograph im getting much better velocitys.
I load 300gr lead with 36gr of 4227 , and 300gr jacketed HP with 37.5 gr.
Vel is 1825fps. This is a mild load and pleasant to shoot.
The top load listed is for Ruger and Marlin only,--not for the old trapdoors.
It is 50.6gr of IMR4227 on a 300gr Jacketed hollow point. HOT! 2400fps.
I dont even want to go there----my shoulder wouldnt like it !
The 2100fps load is 45.0grs of 4227 on a 300gr Hollow point. or
2100fps----45.3grs of 4227 on a 500gr jacketed round nose.
ONCE AGAIN= THESE LOADS WERE LISTED AS FOR MODERN RUGER AND MARLIN RIFLES, NOT FOR OLDER TRAPDOOR TYPE RIFLES !!

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Old August 25, 2012, 12:39 AM   #2
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4227 is too fast. 4198 (I prefer H198) is as fast as you should go for top velocity. 4895 is a touch too slow. I've used H4198, H322, BenchMark and H335 and I settled on H4198. There's just not enough case capacity for the slower powders.
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Old August 25, 2012, 10:25 AM   #3
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I have had great luck and extremely good accuracy with H4198.
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