Well - not strictly defensive (other than potentially ) but - in my reloading ''catch-up'' I have reached the stage where I am close to getting done (.454's next then finished). The 800 or so .223's just done should last a wee while.
Got some fired 44 cases reloaded with my near std load with hardcast 240's and also some 240 XTP's, but - decided to make up some heavies. So - 100 new RP cases I have kept aside have been mated with Hornady 300 XTP's ... I know the powder well (N-110) and so have gone ahead with some just sub max loads. They'll be pretty good I think.
Now, the XTP 240's crimping into the cannelure come out just right for OAL at close to 1.6" - so they will be good for the Marlin 94 as well as revo but the 300's which I haven't tried before have a double cannelure. To use the top one and seat for std OAL would probably mean a very compressed charge and they will be for revo anyways.
So, checking my SRH cyl at 1.80", and the Smith 629 at 1.75" - have used lower cannelure which when crimped and done makes them nicely 1.745" - and they'll do good in either revo. No good however for the SBH which is 1.7" cyl.
Always used to load my fave Lyman 250 LSWC's over-long - just for revo use. Anyways - pretty lil devils ain't they! testing soon as I can get to range - on a cool day. Just another 25 to finish and I'll have the full 100