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Posted - 01/18/2006 : 01:38:24 AM

We all have our pet loads for our Martini's. Probably the most popular is the LoC load. Our friend Irish Mick preaches this load as "the" load. There is no better load to start with. Many of us start there and try others..

To gather all the loads together in one spot I am opening this post. This post will be a sticky post at the top of the board for easy reference.

It will be a place for you to post the load you use in your Martini. No other loads allowed. Martini only. It can be smokeless or blackpowder big Martini or little Martini, doesn't matter as long as it's for a Martini.

To post here you must include all the information need for others to make the load.

Here's the format:

1. Cartridge name
2. Bullet description
3. Case used
3. Type and amount of powder
4. Primer
5. wads, grease cookies and fillers if used
6. Rifle used
7. Special notes


Keep the notes brief and pertinent. No discussions post allowed. They will be deleted without notice. I will edit your post if necessary. No pictures in this thread so it will open faster.
DD

That isn't your Martini you have. It belonged to others before you and will belong to others after you are gone. Look after it an pass it on with pride. It deserves it....Malcolm Cobb The Martini-Henry Note-Book.
Edited by - DoubleD on 01/21/2006 10:32:50 AM

DoubleD
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South Africa
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Posted - 01/18/2006 : 01:49:19 AM

Cartridge: .372 2 1/2 flanged Nitro Express
Bullet: Hornady 270 grs RN
Case: Kynoch boxer primed case
Powder: 32 grs. IMR 3031
Primer: Winchester Large rifle primer
WAD: No wad or filler
Rifle: rebarreled Martini Henry MK IV
Notes: 1 3/8 inch 100 yds.

DD

That isn't your Martini you have. It belonged to others before you and will belong to others after you are gone. Look after it an pass it on with pride. It deserves it....Malcolm Cobb The Martini-Henry Note-Book.


jsim
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Posted - 01/21/2006 : 6:24:09 PM
Load 1
Cartridge: 577/450 MH
Bullet: 450 grain .455 RN from Trueflight (UK caster), SAECO Hardness 7
Case: Bertram
Powder: 30 grains Hodgdon 4198
Primer: Remington 9 1/2 large rifle
Wad column: Kynoch Nitro Express Wad (size 3), punched card disc, 3/16ths beeswax disc, punched card disc.
Rifle: MH Mk 3
Notes: Very dirty cases, load is too light to obturate the chamber, 1100fps (predicted).

Load 2
Cartridge: 577/450 MH
Bullet: 450 grain .455 RN from Trueflight (UK caster), SAECO Hardness 7
Case: Bertram
Powder: 35 grains Hodgdon 4198
Primer: Remington 9 1/2 large rifle
Wad column: Kynoch Nitro Express Wad (size 3), punched card disc, 3/16ths beeswax disc, punched card disc.
Rifle: MH Mk 3
Notes: Clean cases, 1400fps (predicted), 1.5" wide group at 25yds, but 3" vertical stringing.

Load 3
Cartridge: 577/450 MH
Bullet: 450 grain .455 RN from Trueflight (UK caster), SAECO Hardness 7
Case: Bertram
Powder: 85 grains Black Powder (FFg)
Primer: Remington 9 1/2 large rifle
Wad column: Kynoch Nitro Express Wad (size 3), punched card disc, 3/16ths beeswax disc, punched card disc.
Rifle: MH Mk 3
Notes: Clean cases, shoots 6" high at 25yds, even with very fine foresight, 1.3" group, nice load.

Load 4
Cartridge: 577/450 MH
Bullet: 450 grain .455 RN from Trueflight (UK caster), SAECO Hardness 7
Case: Bertram
Powder: 93 grains Black Powder (FFg), compressed.
Primer: Remington 9 1/2 large rifle
Wad column: Punched card disc, 3/16ths felt wad (for compression), 3/16ths beeswax disc, punched card disc.
Rifle: MH Mk 3
Notes: Clean cases, 1130fps (chrono), very firm recoil.Edited by - DoubleD on 01/22/2006 10:27:38 AM

Bad Ass Wallace
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Australia
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Posted - 06/05/2006 : 09:37:14 AM
Cartridge: 577/450 MH
Bullet: 520 grain .462 RN from CBE cast 1:30 unsized
Case: Bertram (1992 Coors Schutzebfest stamped)
Powder: 85 grains Wano Black Powder (FFg)
Primer: WLR
Filler: Corn Meal (Polenta), punched card disc.
Rifle: MH Mk 3
Lube: Straight "Lanotec" grease
Notes: Bench tested at 50yds (10shots into 1.25") lovely single ragged hole.


Southernfi
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USA
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Posted - 08/03/2006 : 3:02:30 PM
577/450 MH
Bullet: .465/500 grease grooved
Case: CBC 24Ga formed to MH
Powder: Trail Boss 26 gr.
Primer: Winchester LP
No wads or filler
Martini MKII and MKIVc


DoubleD
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South Africa
1829 Posts
Posted - 10/20/2006 : 9:46:11 PM

1. 577/450 Martini Nitro for Black
2. CBE .464 500grs bullet
3. Kynock drawn solid head Case
4. 40 grs. of RL-7
5. Federal Large Rifle Magnum Primer
6. 50 cal wax paper over powder wad, 2 grains of Kapok
7. MHCC
8. Special notes: This is a Nitro for black powder substition load using 47% of 85 grs. of Blackpowder in RL-7. Must use filler to avoid misfires or hang fires in this large case.
DD

That isn't your Martini you have. It belonged to others before you and will belong to others after you are gone. Look after it an pass it on with pride. It deserves it....Malcolm Cobb The Martini-Henry Note-Book.


harrymac
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United Kingdom
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Posted - 01/03/2007 : 6:26:52 PM

Following load is good for 100m/yds, and maybe even a bit further.
577-450
Hand cast bullet, .459 unpatched, .465 patched.
Modern Kynoch case.
45 gn Pyrodex RS (45 gn actual weight).
Filler medium oatmeal.
Federal LR magnum primer.
Wad column from the bottom, one card wad, wax cookie,(beeswax and vaseline).
This load will throw about 4-6" at 100m. Recoil is about comparable with a .303
The difference between an Englishman and an American: One thinks that 100 miles is a long way, the other that 100 years is a long time.
HM.
 

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1. 577/500 #2
2. .504" 340gr. Paper Patch
3. Bertram
4. 130gr. Swiss 1 1/2
5. CCI BR #2
6. Instant Grits
7. Husqvarna Express #24
8. Recoil was a smooth yet very firm "push".
 

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1. 310 cadet
2. Bullet 122 RN 0.316" Hawksbury River commercial
3. Bertram, trimmed to 28.3 mm
3. Trailboss powder, 4.5 grains
4. Federal SR Primer
5. No wads, grease cookies or fillers used
6. Rifle as issued Australian Cadet
7. Very clean burning load. Shorter case length will need compression of the powder load making the bullet seat/crimp more difficult, I avoided that by using selected cases at 28.3 mm length. 5 - 10 shot groups fit inside 50 mm circle at 100 m in my rifle, slightly pitted barrel.
 
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