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450 Marlin load with Spitzers? #14183123 10/06/19
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I have a BLR in 450 Marlin, so I'm not limited to flat nose bullets. I'm thinking about the 350 grain TSX as a choice. Are there any other recommendations that might be suitable for 450 Marlin velocities?

Any thoughts are appreciated.


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Re: 450 Marlin load with Spitzers? [Re: Rodell] #14183771 10/07/19
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The 300 grain Barnes Original in spitzer shape is a fun little bullet for Elk and under. It's short giving lots of room for powder and should be able to get good speeds. I used it in 458 Win Mag and it expands out to 200 yards when started at 2400fps which might be possible in a 50,000PSI BLR

Re: 450 Marlin load with Spitzers? [Re: Rodell] #14183877 10/07/19
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You will need to check throat fit, length available in your mag and whether the rifle allows you to cycle longer cartridges. I have read of 450M in BLR’s being throated and using unblocked mags or WSM mags to achieve 2.8”
OAL.

A 350Gr TSX is a fairly long bullet but if you are able to load to a 2.8” OAL and the bullet fits the throat, you should achieve quite decent ballistics. Another option is to consider using the 300gr TTSX designed for the 458 Socom.

Re: 450 Marlin load with Spitzers? [Re: Rodell] #14183957 10/07/19
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I also have a BLR .450, I traded it for a Marlin GBL 45/70. I really like it it and their is no load data dedicated to it. The action is strong one. The cartridge case is heavier
From what I can see it is long throated and I don't crimp so options are wide open.
I have used Speer 350's, H ftx 325's and Barnes Originals so far.There is no reason it cannot be loaded to Ruger #1 45/70 range. I am just getting started with it myself but this will be after hunting season. Stay in touch.


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