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Long Range Load Data ?????????????

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I know we couldn't post load data in the past..... I don't think that has changed.

But you could always PM me a link or sumpin' ????............

 

Anywho... I have a really Nice 1895 Marlin in .32-40 I've been using for several years in side matches and an occasional Cowboy Silhouette match

I always used  ??.? grs. of Hodgdon H4227 and Bonus Bullets 170 gr FP hard cast ..... It's been a Very accurate load.

 

But I'm OUT of H4227 ........  :(  and Land Run starts in a few days....... :o

I do have a couple of lbs of Accurate 5744 and a lb of Hodgdon H4198

But I'm having a hard time locating any data for either of those powders............

 

Anyone have any load data they wanna share????

Or maybe I need to buy some more H4227 .............. 

 

 

Whoops..... Caliber would help, Woudn't it........  32-40

 

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what caliber is your Marlin?

Load data can be posted these days FYI..

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16 minutes ago, Captain Clark said:

what caliber is your Marlin?

Load data can be posted these days FYI..

 

Thanks, I added that its a 32-40 ......... duhhhhhhhh

 

And it does seem that I heard somewhere that we could post loads now......

If so What I've been shootin' in it is 13.5 gr of H4227 and it's very accurate.

 

 

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I'd think about 18 grains of 5744 would be a real nice load in your 32-40. 

But that is not one I have shot....

Fellow on Cast Boolits forum recommends 20 grains with the 170 grain cast bullet.

 

http://castboolits.gunloads.com/showthread.php?308398-32-40-with-170-Grain-Boolet-for-deer

 

Good luck, GJ

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Good luck buying any 4759 these days!

GJ

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Thanks for the Help Everyone !!!!!!!!

 

I loaded 6 more cartridges with the last of my 4227

Then I loaded a box full with the 5744 per GJ's instructions

The Side Match is Thursday and no time to test my loads....... I hope I can hit sumpin' 

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Sam,

I have some H4227 and some 4759 left over from many moons ago.  Remind me to bring to 10horns some time.  Not making Land Run..  

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In case you want to experiment more later.

 

These loads are from the ADI manual - 2207 is the same powder as H4198, Trail Boss is the same as your Trail Boss and 2205 is "similar" to A-5744 (I use the same load data as Accuracy 5744 in my sharps with no issues and similar results in velocities).

 

32-40 Winchester
Case: Winchester

Barrel length: 24"
Twist: 1:16"

Trim length: 2.120"
Primer: REMINGTON 2 1/2
Bullet Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Velocity Pressure Grs. Velocity Pressure
170 GR (this is a jacketed proj). AR2207 - - - - - 19.0 1,650 fps

 

These are cast proj data

 

32-40 Winchester
Case: Winchester

Barrel length: 24"
Twist: 1:16"

Trim length: 2.120"
Primer: REMINGTON 2 1/2

Bullet Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Velocity Pressure Grs. Velocity Pressure
196 GR. HOCH

Trail Boss .324" 2.555" 

5.0 833 fps 12,500 CUP 

6.0 935 fps 25,300 CUP


AR2205 .324" 2.555" - - -

13.0  1,367 fps 18,000 CUP


202 GR. POPE

AR2205 .324" 2.555" - - -

14.0  1,376 fps 15,900 CUP


204 GR. MILLER

AR2205 .324" 2.555" - - -

13.5  1,367 fps 16,300 CUP

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according to my Lyman 4th edition for 32-40 170 gr bullet the starting load for 5744 is 15 gr at 1326 FPS and max load is 18.5 gr at 1631 fps.  Hope this helps.

 

I used 5744 in my 45-70 and it works great.

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And, since I find my best hard-alloy bullet velocity is usually right at 1600 FPS, I recommended 18.0 grains for the OP to try.   If he had plenty of range time to try out the whole range of velocities which the Lyman book covers, I would have recommended he start low end and work up.    It all depends upon what the shooter feels comfortable doing, in the long run.

 

And, I would recommend ANYONE who is putting together rifle cartridge cast bullet loads put the Lyman Cast Bullet Handbook on their shelf and read it, just to check for themselves that a load is safe.

 

Good luck, GJ

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Good luck buying any 4759 these days!

For the 32-40 and 38-55 calibers, Alliant 300-MP has produced excellent groups

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300-MP Felt Wad 32-40.docx

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Silver Sam, I am not a SASS member, but want to talk to you about an early Uberti 1866 Yellow Boy in 38 SPL, S/N 3099.  You state you found someone to put a short stroke kit in yours, and you love it! 

Mine will not eject empty shells about half the time, but otherwise functions well and is very accurate.  I would like to send it to  whoever did yours and get it tuned up.  PLEASE  email me back at the Gmail address above, Thanx very much in advance.  Jeff Beaumont, Gardnerville NV.

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