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.444 Marlin case length

dtknowlesdtknowles Member Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
I picked up a couple boxes of brass at the dump I shoot at and the ones with Hornady headstamp are very short and the R P cases are right at the trim to length or just a little short.

Hornady headstamp .444 Marlin case length 2.060 - 2.067 inches
R P headstamp .444 Marlin case length 2.210 - 2.215 inches

Whats up with that

all the cases appear to be once fired and never trimmed.

Tim

Comments

  • HandgunHTR52HandgunHTR52 Member Posts: 2,735
    edited November -1
    I would measure the OD of each. If the OD of the Hornady Brass is noticably different than the RP, it could explain the difference. It could be that the Hornady brass was fired in a gun with an oversized chamber allowing the brass to expand outward, therefore shortening it. I would not assume that the brass was fired from the same gun unless you witnessed it yourself, which from your post, I am taking it that you didn't.
    I would run one of the Hornady cases through a FL sizing die and then measure it again.
  • dtknowlesdtknowles Member Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    HTR52

    I will measure the Dia. sometime but I don't think that that is the answer. 150 thousandths is a lot of shrinkage due to expansion. I can't size them as I don't reload them. I resell range brass and don't want to sell something that is defective. I noticed the difference when I stored the Hornady brass next to the RP brass.

    Tim
  • b00merb00mer Member Posts: 975 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'll take all you want to sell cheap. I will resize them to a wildcat round, so those minor differences won't mean a thing to me
  • dtknowlesdtknowles Member Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I think I have solved the puzzle about the short brass. Hornady made it that way so they can load and crimp the new Leverloution ammo. These were Leverloution rounds and I think the ogive and ballistic point make the distance from the channelure to the point so long that if they use standard length cases the loaded round exceeds the max overall length. They want the longer ogive and rubber tip so they can get a higher ballistic coefficient but they need it to function and feed in Lever rifles.

    Tim
  • HandgunHTR52HandgunHTR52 Member Posts: 2,735
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dtknowles
    I think I have solved the puzzle about the short brass. Hornady made it that way so they can load and crimp the new Leverloution ammo. These were Leverloution rounds and I think the ogive and ballistic point make the distance from the channelure to the point so long that if they use standard length cases the loaded round exceeds the max overall length. They want the longer ogive and rubber tip so they can get a higher ballistic coefficient but they need it to function and feed in Lever rifles.

    Tim


    Sounds like you hit the nail on the head. I just read something similar to that on another forum and was coming over here to post it, but you beat me to it.[8D]
  • dtknowlesdtknowles Member Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Boomer check your e-mail
  • dtknowlesdtknowles Member Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    HTR52

    Thanks for the confirmation, I was just speculating.

    Tim
  • b00merb00mer Member Posts: 975 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by dtknowles
    Boomer check your e-mail


    never got it?
  • dtknowlesdtknowles Member Posts: 810 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    bOOmer

    Don't know what went wrong with e-mail, used the forum feature. You can send me your address and I will get back to you. [email protected]

    Tim
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