Originally Posted by mcharger440
Anybody ever loaded for it, 450 marlin works great but is way on the light side I'm up to a compresses load of 51 gr of h4198 with barnes 400gr flat point getting 2150 fps,any one got any recipes
a .450 Marlin with a Speer 400 grain bullet and a near max load of AA2230 will do an honest 1930fps out of a short barrel. Plus hand down more recoil than I like! With something like a 23" barrel you ought to see close to 2100fps with a similar load. But you could seriously increase the load. Have you tried AA 2015? or even something like IMR 3031.
I've always liked the short Barnes case design, and have almost put one together a couple times.