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Have a Marlin in 38-55 that I need some starting load data. Having trouble finding published data, Hodgons only has 2 loads listed.

Looking for  mid range data, probably out to 200yrds ....

It came with a bunch of loaded rounds, load listed is 18gr I4227 with a 245 lead bullet.  Shot a few, hitting steel at 150 off hand so they seem to be accurate enough.

 

Looking for data to load lead plain base 260 grain bullets .380 sized .  Powder I4227, H4198, or trailboss...  pretty sure I can get different weight bullets but powder might be tough to find something different right now, so I would like to load what I have on hand. 

About the only thing I have seen is a starting load with H4198 at 21-23 grains? 

Anyone have a load they can share using the components I have on hand.  

Thanks, LF

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Ain't no way you're going to shoot a .430 bullet out of a 38-55. 

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This isn’t a powder you listed, but I sure like 9.6 Unique with 245-260 grn Bullets out of my Marlin. 

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H4198       min 20.0gr   1149FPS       max 24.5gr   1502FPS. OAL-2.510.   240gr  Flat Point Flat Base 377 Laser Cast

 

 

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No help here.   16 gr 2400 behind 255          GW

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I have a Winchester '94 that I use for Big Bore rifle shoots out to 200 yards, and long range cowboy stages out to 80 yards. I load 30 grains of IMR4895 behind a .379, 262 grain lead flat point with gas check. Average chronograph velocity of 1498 ft/sec. Recoil is mild and it's quite accurate. I won a few Big Bore matches with it.

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This is my pet load, my Marlin 336 CB likes a bullet diameter of .379, 255 grain RNFP bullet .379, 20.0 grains of Hodgon 4198.

 

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This will be of no help.  However, I am kinda partial to loading 3f APP to the base of a 245Gr cast bullet.  don't know who made 'em but I've got around 700 of 'em.

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I use IMR 3031 in .38-55:   30 gr IMR 3031,  240 gr RNFP, Long Star-Line brass, WLR, OAL 2.510".  This is for a Marlin Cowboy.

 

For my .38-55 High Wall 30 gr IMR 3031, 336 gr RN from a custom Lyman mold, Long Star-Line OAL JUST TOUCHING.

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20 gr of 4198 and 255gr Bear Creek in a .38-55 Buffalo Classic got me 2nd place at Winter Range.  My pard Jackpine Bill bested me.

 

 

This load gets the job done.  H4198 should be similar. 

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