Just received a box of once fired 444 Marlin cases , of Hornady brand.
10 of them are of standard ( 56.25 mm) length with nickeled primers , and the others are shorter ( 52.25 mm) with brass primers . I know that Hornady loads a special line of cartridges for lever-action rifles called “leverevolution” .This ammo is loaded with heavy bullets with plastic tips . Since the “leverevolution” bullet weights 265 grains instead of the standard 240 grains, would it be possible that the case is made shorter to accomodate the longer and heavier bullet?
No,the cases don’t look as cut down .They are once fired cases with the original (struck) primer , some signs of the original crimp ( the same crimp is on the standard cases)