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Re: Re: Re: 30-40 and other cartiges

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Posted by Salmoneye on December 02, 2003 at 10:01:45 from (

In Reply to: Re: Re: 30-40 and other cartiges posted by Dave Wi. on December 02, 2003 at 08:48:52:

I have been loading a 265 grain Hornady flat-nose...Originally designed for the .444 Marlin and it really 'wants' .444 velocities for optimal expansion...At .44 mag rifle speeds it will blow through both sides of deer sized game...

I think it was Elmer Keith that said...'Big hole in...Big hole out'...

If this Hornady bullet was not available, I would look seriously for the hardest cast solid lead bullet I could find...With a cross-section the size of a .44, I really don't care if I get any expansion...

All depends what you want to shoot...I have loaded from 180-300 grainers with good to excellent accuracy...Your Model 96 should handle anything you can stick in the magazine...Can not imagine why Ruger suggests 240 grainers only as the lever action is not sensitive like their semi-autos are...

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