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Factory Load That's Too Hot For Marlin 1894 .44 ?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by seagoing, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. seagoing

    seagoing Seattle Member

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    Has anyone ever heard of any factory load that is too hot for
    a modern Marlin 1894 in 44 cal ?

    I read somewhere where a guy was saying that the
    180-gr. round shouldn't be used in the rifle because the pressure
    built up to an excessive level.

    He was saying that this round was designed for a pistol,
    because the bullet would exit the shorter pistol barrel before
    the pressure built up to an excessive level.

    It just doesn't sound right to me that ANY factory 44 load
    is too hot for any modern .44 chamber.

    But then, I don't know everything.
     
  2. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Not to worry! If it is a FACTORY load for a pistol then it is ok for your Marlin which is a very strong action, more so than some .44 mag revolvers. I have a .357 Winchester that I regularly shoot high-end reloads in (not exceeding established load data but near the top) and probably much hotter than any factory load with no problems. A 180 grain load for the .44 Mag is a fairly light bullet and would probably be be on the lower end of the pressure chart anyway.
     
  3. seagoing

    seagoing Seattle Member

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    Thanks, that's what I thought.
    I figure the ammo makers keep things well inside the safety curve.
    And I'm actually glad they do, so I know I never need worry with a box of off-the-shelf.
     
  4. branchbuster

    branchbuster Albany Active Member

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    The really hot stuff that is rated ruger only is too long to work in a marlin.