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Old June 12, 2005, 11:27 PM   #1
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Marlin 444

Is the Sierra .4295 made for .444 Marlin? I just tried loading today for the first time and they are loose in the brass. I can move the bullets with my fingers. Is that bad?
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Old June 12, 2005, 11:44 PM   #2
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That's bad, Tex. Bullets are big enough. First thing to try is to take a sized case, flare the case mouth the least bit with anything tapered and handy, charge the case, and seat the bullet in the seating die. If that bullet is tight, your expander is too big. If it's loose, your sizer is too big. Either way, the die maker should make it right.

Brass may be a bit on the thin side, but the sizer should be tight enough to allow for that.
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Old June 14, 2005, 09:18 PM   #3
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Your bullet diameter is correct.
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