Lead free load for both deer and pig? Marlin 1895 Lever

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I figured that this question could best be answered here because you're all using lead free and hunting the same game I intend on hunting.:JHO rocks:

I want to reload something universal so that I don't have to worry about adjusting my sights or holding over/under the target because I'm shooting a different round. I'm using a Marlin 1895 and I'd like advice on a a lead free round somewhere around 300 grains. This season I took a deer with a 300 grain hollow point and my son took one with a 405 grain flat nose. I'm more worried about loading for my first pig because I assume that any pig load will be fine for deer.

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Richard
 

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I forgot to mention that I prefer to use Winchester 748 powder.
 

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both weights should be fine what weight do you want to shoot? 250, 300, 400?I can give you load data for barnes but none have the that powder.
 

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I want to do something around 300 grain and I don't want to spend $4 a round. I'm going to try asking this in the reloading forum.

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those are the most accurate reload data from barnes reloading manual number 4. they dont list anything for win748 powder sorry. If you need reload data for the other powders listed pm me

barnes 300-grain tsx fn coal: 2.515"

vit N120 44.0gr 2162vel- 47.5gr 2301
other powders used: sr 4759, imr 4227, xmp 5744, h4227, aa1680

barnes 300-grain original fnsp coal: 2.515"

H4198 49.5gr 2254vel- 53.5gr 2498vel
other powders used: imr 4198, xmr 2015, rl 7, x-terminate, aa 2230
 

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Solus,
What is your recommendation for the 300 gr TSX with either the IMR 4198 or the IMR 4227? I'm looking for approximately 2000fps. Do also recommend the #4 reloading manual?

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Richard
 

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IMR4198 or RL7 would be your best choices. I use IMR 4895 but have to worry more about pressure issues in my 1874 Sharps. There is plenty of data available out there for those two powders to get you where you want to go. As to it's shooting to the same point of aim; only you will be able to determine that at the bench. My guess is that it will print quite a bit lower than the heavier bullet. I have kille a couple of hogs with mine and it did an excellent job with one of the bullets recovered intact and perfectly mushroomed. I could sell it to Barnes as an advertisement......
 

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I'm just looking for a starting point before I load anything. I don't want to buy the reloading manual before Christmas because it may be under the tree already.

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This is what I found on another website.

I have got a good load worked up with this barnes TSX 300 grain Bullitt IMR 4227 39.5 GR REMINGTON BRASS FED 210 PRIMER. I got this info from the barns reloading manual and i think i will try the match primers to see if it changes anything out if my 1895 GBL i get 1968 fps not too bad i dont think. With a 1.71 inch 3 round group.
 

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Solus,
What is your recommendation for the 300 gr TSX with either the IMR 4198 or the IMR 4227? I'm looking for approximately 2000fps. Do also recommend the #4 reloading manual?

Thanks,
Richard
I would suggest the IMR 4227 at 38.5 gr you get just above 2000fps I always recommend getting the book for which you are loading for. I load many different loads and I use this book for 3 different rifles and dads 357mag
 

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If the manual isn't under the tree next week I'm ordering by New Years.

Thanks for load data.
 

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I would suggest the IMR 4227 at 38.5 gr you get just above 2000fps I always recommend getting the book for which you are loading for. I load many different loads and I use this book for 3 different rifles and dads 357mag
I finally got my book and loaded some rounds. I did some at 39 gn and some at 41 gn so I could see what I like better.
Thanks for the advice.
 


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