I remember pouring over the Marlin adds as a boy
Friday, November 18, 2022, 07:55

They showed a 3/8” plate of steel the .444 had blasted through compared to a .308. While the 240 was the only factory load offered they did mention the Hornady 265 that was specifically designed for the .444 as a hand loaders option. I still think it’s probably the best bullet for the round.

Your 300 Sierra load, I’d figure too long OAL for crimping in the crimp groove? I like that bullet for the .44!

Those early 265 Hornady JSP were tough. As hard as I could drive it from my SBH I could only mash the nose flat shooting into seasoned oak logs. Never got any expansion.

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