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#180678 - 05/04/17 02:36 PM Light 454 Casull loads
Wayland137
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Hi All,

I'm looking for a load using Unique or Trail Boss and a 305 gr. Matt's Bullets .452 has check. I'd like it to pop out of a 6.5 barrel at about 1100 fps. I'm thinking 10.6-11.0 grains of Unique (which I have) but al so interested in TB loads as it will fill the case a little better. This will be mostly a whitetail/black bear load in Michigan. Thoughts?

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#180679 - 05/04/17 02:38 PM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: Wayland137]
Wayland137
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Meant gas check, not "has check" - stupid fat fingers!

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#180698 - 05/05/17 06:24 PM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: Wayland137]
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Trail Boss gets my gun filthy dirty after only 10 rounds. I use Titegroup for light loads now and it is way cleaner and still very mild recoil. Go to Hodgdon website to see if a published load is shown, and if not call one of their technicians on 800 number and they will give you starting data on grains to use.

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#180702 - 05/05/17 08:16 PM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: Caveman]
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Trail Boss is not what you want for 1100 FPS. A case full of it will only get you 900-950FPS, with that bullet choice. Titegroup gives a sharper pressure spike than unique.
Question,,,Why not just shoot some 45 Colt ammo?

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#180705 - 05/06/17 07:33 AM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: cherokeetracker]
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I would try good ole 2400

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#180707 - 05/06/17 10:27 AM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: FA834ME]
s4s4u
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Or HS-6
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#180708 - 05/06/17 11:44 AM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: s4s4u]
Wayland137
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Hi Cherokee - trying to stay away for the buildup, but if I can't find a decent load, that's what I'll use.

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#180709 - 05/06/17 11:47 AM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: Wayland137]
Wayland137
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Thanks everyone. I'll give those a try - I have a buddy who has most of those. What does everyone else shoot (454) for whitetail (or similar) at ranges under 100 yds.?

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#180711 - 05/06/17 12:43 PM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: Wayland137]
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 Originally Posted By: Wayland137
Thanks everyone. I'll give those a try - I have a buddy who has most of those. What does everyone else shoot (454) for whitetail (or similar) at ranges under 100 yds.?


I use a 260 Nosler Partition over a max dose of H110.
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#180713 - 05/06/17 01:51 PM Re: Light 454 Casull loads [Re: KRal]
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I used 20.5 grains of 2400 with a 325 cast. It was like a hot 45 Colt.

I also used a 300 grain cast with 10 or 11 grains of unique for a plinking load. I can't recall the exact charge, so work up slowly.

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