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375 JDJ

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  1. TALLEND

    TALLEND Member

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    Just a LITTLE off target/subject-----does anyone shoot the 375 JDJ???? I know what it is made from(444Marlin)---I need "fireform loads"----I can find several loading information sites(for the375JDJ)but nothing on fireforming--------thanks in advance for sny information

    Tom
     
  2. KEYBEAR

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    I have a JDJ-358 Same Case 444 Marlin . It is a easy load but you need the die,s . I have 358 dies but not 375 . Once formed the case last a long time and will reloade alot of times .

    Call JD jones and buy a set of dies you will love it . 1/2 inch at 100 yards off a rest . There is no fire forming it is all done with the dies.

    PM me and we will talk

    PS. if you think a 375-JDJ kicks your one big puss
     
  3. setter

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    According to what I can find the .375 JDJ doesn't need fireforming, other JDJ's do. Just run the .444 Marlin case into the .375 JDJ sizing die and load away.

    You will have to copy and paste as the url is too long.


    http://www.accuratepowder.com/data/PerCaliber2Guide/Handgun/Standarddata/375Cal(9.55mm)/375%20JDJ%20T_C%20pages%20112%20and%20113.pdf
     
  4. setter

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    Also above. The .375 JDJ is at the bottom of this read.
     
  5. Don Steele

    Don Steele Well-Known Member

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    One pass through the full length sizing die does it, and you're ready to load and shoot. The .375 JDJ is an awesome cartridge. I got mine in a Contender from J.D. when he was still operating out of his basement, 1980 I think. Took it to Africa for a "Handguns only" hunt. Iron sights ( that was back when my eyes were still quite good....). All shooting offhand, or "position" shooting..prone, or sitting. To be honest... I don't understand handgun hunting with scopes over rests....but that's just me. Took a variety of game over there with it, up to and including a Cow Elephant. Back here it accounted for several deer, and an Elk. DAMN fine cartridge. I shoot cast loads for practice, then use a padded glove for the "Full House" shots, which to be honest...are few and far between...!!
     
  6. CalvinMD

    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    I have always wanted a lever gun in this caliber as I believe it would truly be the ultimate. I understand there are a couple of smiths who do it but that the cost is out of this world...anybody have one or shot somebody elses???
     
  7. plabels466

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    Tom, I have 51 fireformed 375 JDJ cases...I fired these 1 time...Also 50 Hornady 220 gr HP bullets....You can have these for $20.00 + shipping.....Drop the XXX to email...Pete
     
  8. KEYBEAR

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    Also if anyone is looking for 358 JDJ brass let me know .
     
  9. Mikeegak

    Mikeegak TS Member

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    I recommend that the JDJ calibers be fireformed after they have been sized in the die. Use a 10% reduced load and you will notice a significant change in the case dimensions.

    Yes, you can size and shoot, but for greater accuracy, fireform, size, trim and then full house loads. I also kept them in "lots" and tracked their history. The 309, 358, and 375 in my experience had pretty significant case stretching. I always felt that the 309 and the 358 were the most versatile given bullet selections.
     
  10. dt10john

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    Great Gun. My Father had one. Shot like a dream.
     
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