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sandcastlek9

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Hi David
Hope all is well with you there..you are always in our prayers..
Quandary...
444 marlin brass by Remington seems to be in short supply. How bout your part of the country?
Plenty Hornady but RP seems like hen's teeth.
2 questions...

1. Any sources that you can put me onto?
2 Have you any experience with Starline 444 brass? I have read good reviews on some of their other brass..(mostly pistol) but no info on if it's any good for case forming for the 6.5X444...

Thanks...
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Darrell

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Hi Darrell,

everything is good and prayers are always appreciated. Thank you!

It has been a while since I have ordered any 444 Marlin - Remington brass, so I honestly don't know about it's availability...

I just did a quick net search and Midway has "Remington" 444 Marlin brass in stock now...

Hornady brass - I would stay away from it!

No Sir, I have no experience with Starline 444 brass. As a general rule though, Starline does makes some very good brass. I use their pistol brass exclusively because of it's quality, and would expect the same from their rifle brass...



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Checked with Midway b4 I posted.
They show all RP 444marlin brass as unavailable limited production...
Did see some on GB.com but a buck each...
I may try starline..
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Darrell
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Starline says they have .444 brass in stock.

https://www.starlinebrass.com/brass-cases/444-Marlin/

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Thanks Jim.. I ordered some..
Really would like Remington but can't seem to locate it.
I checked with Midway and some others and no soap.. we'll see how starline does when formed and fire formed­čśÄ

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I found a place that has once fired Remington 444 Marlin brass that has been washed and polished for $55 per hundred plus shipping. As of 5 pm this evening, they have 4 bags - 400 pieces. Let me know if your wold be interested in them...


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Sandcastle/David,
I was one of 2 guys who convinced(and later tested prototype) Starline to make brass for the Triple 4. My sales pitch to them 3 years ago included 3 large factors:
1. Numerous Midwest states were now allowing caliber for deer season.
2. New rifles were currently in production by CVA and Marlin(Marlin still has yet to resume production despite false advertising/promises).
3. Remington announced they had discontinued their production of brass offering as a component(why you are having such a hard time finding), yet would still offer their 240gr sp ammo.

My testing in 3 different rifles; 2 Marlins(Micro-groove and Ballard) and an H & R Handi rifle.
My conclusionafter testing the Starline brass against my normal Rem and Hornady brass was;

Hornady Brass was least durable/most brittle of the 3 (and I've had cracked case mouths after as few as 5 firings with HEAVY loads) but has the highest case capacity and therefore the highest performance potential .Out of the pkg it was very consistent with 2nd best variation between weight, length and flash hole size.

Remington brass was the softest and likely most durable of the 3, although each bag had large weight/length variation as well as flash hole inconsistencies that required time in sorting, trimming and flash -hole uniforming to meet the other two's out of the bag standards and be accurate.

Starline brass alloy is somewhere between Rem's soft ductile/alloy and Hornady's hard/brittle alloy. The brass has a super thick web/head and resists lengthening/requires less trimming than the other two. It also is the MOST consistent out of the bag with minimal variances and perfect flash-holes...
BUT(always a BUT) it holds 2 full grains less of H4198 than the Hornady brass with the bullets I use because of that added wall thickness. 

Most 444 loads are listed with Rem brass so you if using Starline brass you may have to compensate for the less acse capacity to avoid compression with some powder/bullet combos.
I've found that the same accuracy/velocity was found at exactly 1 grain less than with Remington Brass and 2 grains less than Hornady brass using the proven load of H4198 and Hornady 265FP.

IMHO- I believe Starline is probably as durable(maybe more)than the REM brass(which you can't get now anyways)and is ready to shoot right out of the bag. IMHO opinion IT IS the MOST CONSISTENT and ACCURATE brass available for the 444 and would be my first choice. 
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David.
Was able to find some RP 444marlin brass Online.
Thanks
Darrell

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Great! Glad you were able to find some...


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