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Have recently read a couple of articles about Ruger production of Marlin lever guns. They are focused on the 336 and 1895 rifles. Might see some in the racks by fall of 2021. Have a 336C in 30-30 that is 52 years old. Have carried it since I was a lad.
Hankering for a 35. If they produce any, I will try to purchase one.
I have had my .35 model 336C since I was 12 yo. I learned to hunt with it and taught my kids to hunt with it. At shorter range in the woods, it remains an excellent choice.
Is there anyone out there using Alliant 19 with the Hornady 147gr ELD - Match. I am looking for a recipe to match the factory stated 2695fps velocity but using the RL19 instead of the Hodgson H4350 (factory use)?
Or can suggest another Alliant product with a recipe to use with this Hornady ammo?
RL16 is my go to powder for the 147 ELD-M.
I did some ladder testing with RL19 a couple of years ago. It is faster than either RL16 or H4350, but lacks the temperature stability. When I did my testing, I based it on Sierra's testing of RL19 with their 142gr and 150gr. In both cases, they listed loads up to about 45.6gr. The lowest thing I tested was 43.8 gr and even that was running 2730 fps. My best guess would be 2700 would be below 43gr. So start low. My tests were done with Federal 210 primers and a 24" barrel.
Again, as HufD63 said, start low. Even the best powders can vary between lots. Your mileage may vary.
As a side effect of this set up, you should be able to see the force to detach the die from the bullet on retract. This would quantify the fit of the die to the shape of the bullet nose. It would be cool to see if you can tell when the die nose will begin to make a ring mark on the copper jacket. This would also vary with with insertion force.
Best budget trigger on the market is a Larue MBT I have about 6 of them and many others for the money it’s tough to beat.
This is what I use also. The second stage is a bit under 2 lb, but is very crisp and does not seem heavy.
Ive got a story about that one stemming back to the summer of 1963 at bible camp. Of course the camp was also used by the boy scouts & we found a stash of bows & arrows. A little game called "heads up".
Luckily no one ever got hurt...certainly was a "near miss"....i will leave it at that. 😕
May many years ago, I was trained by an older engineer to do stack inspections. His method was to shoot a fishing arrow straight up the stack, let the wind move it sideways and fall to the ground. Then he would tie a cable on the line and pull it through to connect to a harness mounted winch with a seat on it.
Curious what your 6BRA load is that runs 450s, that's a lot of primer IMHO for the BRA. I've always shot smaller with milder primers.
I use the 450's in my 22 Grendel when I can't find Rem 7 1/2. They give me almost exactly the same velocities. I have run them side by side for testing and was surprised when I found the similarity.
Lately I have been conserving primers as I was down to about 300. To that end I am putting together a .25 air rifle. I figure 100-125 yds will keep me engaged til more primers arrive again.
The pictures below show the change to the chart. I don't recommend those loads. The charts are just to provide an example of the statistical method.