MM/RD 432-365GC

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby 6pt-sika » Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:07 pm

I think I might go ahead and see if 48.5 grains of H322 will allow the bullet to seat deep enough .

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby 6pt-sika » Tue Jun 23, 2015 5:36 am

Okay tonight I need to load up some more of the MM/RD 432-365GC with 47 , 48 and 48.5 grains of H322 . Also some more of the MM 433-400GC with 36 grains of RL-7 for my 2001 ballard rifled gun !

I'm gonna pull tagrets for the skeet league wednesday evening . So I'll get there early and shoot the cannons some !

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby mtngun » Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:42 am

Enjoy ! 8-)

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby 6pt-sika » Tue Jun 23, 2015 3:12 pm

Just got finished loading . I decided to set the crimp a touch deeper and low and behold I got 48.5 and 49 grains of H322 to fit with my normal seating depth for this bullet !

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby 6pt-sika » Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:11 pm

Was at the range yesterday afternoon before the skeet league trying some more loads !

46 grains H322 1885 FPS
47 grains H322 1919 FPS
48 grains H322 1960 FPS
48.5 grains H322 1983 FPS
49 grains H322 1998 FPS

The temp yesterday afternoon was 84 and humid .

Now the recoil at 46 or 47 grains is fine for target work but 48-49 grains gets a bit excessive . Also group size with 46 and 47 is better . Some how I doubt if anything I shoot with this bullet will notice a difference in 100 FPS . I suspect in the regular 24" barrel with 47 grains it's going to be right against the 2000 FPS wall . But again I think these velocities are not bad for a 19" barrel .

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby mtngun » Thu Jun 25, 2015 6:02 pm

Good data, thanks for sharing.

Yeah, 1900 fps is a great velocity for hunting with cast bullets.

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby 6pt-sika » Fri Jun 26, 2015 9:52 am

These first model Marlin 444's have an inherent weakness in the way the forend is attached with the two relatively thin screw holding the barrel bands around the barrel and mag tube . And with that being said I've bent or broken several of them on this particluar rifle . And I did again during the last range trip . I think I'm going to go with a slightly larger screw as I seem to remmember someone else having this issue and addressed it and fixed by boring the holes and slots out for something slightly thicker and I suspect a harder alloy . If I get the short barreled one worked out I'll swap out the longer barreled one as well I think .

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby 6pt-sika » Tue Sep 01, 2015 9:48 am

Well we didn't get damage control permits this year so I've not hunted yet .

The rifle is back together and sighted in with 4 different 300 grain bullets and I know the POI for the 432-365GC using the rifle as set !

So this one will be used this year ;)

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby mtngun » Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:30 am

Good luck with the regular hunting season, then. :)

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Re: MM/RD 432-365GC

Postby 6pt-sika » Sat Jan 16, 2016 12:54 am

mtngun wrote:Good luck with the regular hunting season, then. :)


Well I didn't get to my 365 grainer this past season !

I had 5 bullets lined up for my 24" 1-38 gun and I blooded them all .

I had four 300 grain offerings and the 365 grainer for my 19" 1-38 gun . Only shot it once and that was with the RCBS 44-300SWC and I killed a young doe .

Used the Lyman 429244 , RCBS 44-240SWC , Saeco #431 250 gr RNFP , NOE/RD 432-265GC HP and the LBT 430-250GC in my 24" gun to take deer this season .

Next year I'll try to use the Lyman 429650 , Saeco #433 300 gr RNFP and the LBT 431-300GC in the 19" gun and then the MM/RD 432-365GC .

I have an NEI 434-350GC mold I wanna kill with at some point , this one shot alright in my old rifles before . When it drops from the mold it's actually about 370 grains . As well as a Lyman 429649 which is a 325 grain GC mold they came out with for the silhouette crowd 20-25 or so years ago .


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