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.444 #7276912
05/31/21 09:58 PM
05/31/21 09:58 PM
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Piney va. soon be 19
cotton Offline OP
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grandson picked one up the other day, wont be long till he comes over wanting me to load ammo for it wink

single shot so pointed bullets will be ok
whats yalls pet loads???


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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7276916
05/31/21 10:04 PM
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I never even shot one but my grandkids show up here to load ammo too. I hope that never stops. Its good to be a papa.


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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7276945
05/31/21 10:51 PM
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I've got a marlin .444, no dies to reload, and down to 7 rounds left.


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Re: .444 [Re: danny clifton] #7276946
05/31/21 10:53 PM
05/31/21 10:53 PM
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Piney va. soon be 19
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Originally Posted by danny clifton
I never even shot one but my grandkids show up here to load ammo too. I hope that never stops. Its good to be a papa.



ifin i had knowed they was this much fun, i would have skipped the kids and had the grandkids first


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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7276963
05/31/21 11:26 PM
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I've been packing one for years. I finally got my hands on a Ranch Dog mold. My mold drops a bullet that weighs 300 grains when Im finished. The old Hornady 265 grain bullet was a good one, but its discontinued now. Speer's270 grain gold dot also has a good reputation, although Ive never used it. The 444 is one of the most underrated cartridges out there. Its better than the 45/70 in my opinion. Ive taken a lot of game with mine, including grizzly. For powder, R7 is my favorite.

The Hornady rubber tips might be OK for deer, but they dont hold up very well on really big game.

Last edited by yukon254; 05/31/21 11:27 PM.

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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7276967
05/31/21 11:38 PM
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I've had a Marlin 444 for years. Used it as my bay up gun. Also my guide gun. Shooting the Hornady Lever evolution for a few years now. 265 grain. No grizzly around here but will flat stop a black bear.

Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7276972
05/31/21 11:54 PM
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I have a set of reloading dies for that.


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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7277005
06/01/21 06:24 AM
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I hope when I have grandkids they turn out like yours did Cotton


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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7277027
06/01/21 06:56 AM
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265 gr. Bullet and upper end of imr 4198.


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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7277035
06/01/21 07:15 AM
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Hornady 265 gr flat point over 43.5 gr of H4198 in vintage Marlin (Microgroove). Don't know what bullet I will go to after my 265 FPs are used up.

Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7277068
06/01/21 08:35 AM
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I load my 444 brass with shot and use it in my 410

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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7277492
06/01/21 07:46 PM
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Hornady makes, or did, a dandy 300 gr, JHP. Might try fooling around with a .44 Sabot!

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Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7277930
06/02/21 09:42 AM
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I don't own a .444, but years ago looked into this company for hard cast lead bullets for my Dan Wesson .44 mag.

https://www.beartoothbullets.com/

They have many types that also can be used in rifles. If you slug the barrel on your own gun I believe they will even make a mold for whatever cast bullet you would like to use.

Hard cast bullets such as these DO NOT deform when traveling through wet newspaper or tissue.

Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7277962
06/02/21 10:13 AM
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Iíll check tonight or tomorrow on my load. Itís not a pointed bullet, but a good load.

Re: .444 [Re: cotton] #7278472
06/03/21 12:10 AM
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240 gr hp
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