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    expansive rounds

    Anyone tried the Hornday FTX range. Any feedback from reloaders that use the Hornday range would be appreciated? Group accuracy, stopping ability etc... Thanks

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    I used to use them in my old 444 marlin. They do the job, but I went the way of casting my own so they fell off the wayside. Accuracy was good, stopping power, well, it's a 444, it stops pretty much anything with pretty much anything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The tramp View Post
    I used to use them in my old 444 marlin. They do the job, but I went the way of casting my own so they fell off the wayside. Accuracy was good, stopping power, well, it's a 444, it stops pretty much anything with pretty much anything.
    You had the soft tip then to avoid issues with rounds in the underlever. 444 is always a pretty hefty knock down beast in any type of bullet shape.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tramblygoat View Post
    You had the soft tip then to avoid issues with rounds in the underlever. 444 is always a pretty hefty knock down beast in any type of bullet shape.....
    Not quite, I got them as the only way to shoot it for the first 4 months of ownership was to use ludicrously priced factory ammo (that took me three months to source), as I couldn't get any brass, and the FTX brass is short too, so was kind of a waste of time anyway.

    I did like the marlin, but the grief of finding brass was enough to put me off buying 'less common' calibers from then on. There is something to be said for using military calibers
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    Quote Originally Posted by The tramp View Post
    ...There is something to be said for using military calibers
    Which tramblygoat finally can! BLR or BAR in 30-06

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greener Jim View Post
    Which tramblygoat finally can! BLR or BAR in 30-06
    When was the last time the military produced 30-06... LOL.

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    Maybe the UK army will be on 30-06 when the cutbacks hit?

    A guy was using a 30-06 this weekend at my local driven hunt - did a devastating job, but ruined his deer. On the hunting front I use a Blaser R8 in 7x64 as my general use, with an additonal 9,3x62 barrel if desired for heavy boar trips and then a 243 WIN Sako A7 if the weather is really disgusting.

    I think the Marlin 444 will stay as a USA bear hunting round. Expensive rounds that's for sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by MARCBO View Post
    When was the last time the military produced 30-06... LOL.

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