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GBertolet wrote: Try Frank Marshall's load of 21 gr of 4759. I have an older mold that casts big also. About .313.
'284 is my favorite bullet for 30 calibers. I started with Marshall's 21 grains of SR 4759 using linotype bullets and they worked well. But for me, they leaded right in front of the chamber with ww's + 2% tin. They are 10 grains heavier, softer and smaller.
My shooting pardner and I have 4 moulds for this: early one piece Ideal (.298/309), 70's (.302/.313) 80's (.300/.313) and 00's (.299/.310). Each is an individual and depending upon how much the cherry has been sharpened, what size they cast.
Depends on the throat and seating depth. I've shot it in both catridges with 4759. It was definitely fun out of the old Marlin in 30-30. Don't remember the load off hand, but I could see the rounds going down range with a scope! The Savage in 308 was another story. It didn't work out but that was my fault. Got alot of leading that, in retrospect, was probably due to copper fouling still in the barrel. In both cases, I was seating the bullet for single loading to lightly engrave the bullet when the action is closed.
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