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#194576 - 09/26/18 08:21 PM Re: All Around Load For .454 [Re: dhom]
wvhitman
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I stopped using XTPs because I was recovering a lot of them from 120-140# WV does. Figured if they couldn't penetrate a whitetail I better try something else.

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#194580 - 09/26/18 10:20 PM Re: All Around Load For .454 [Re: wvhitman]
cobrad
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New guy here, Brad from Colorado.
I spoke with FA earlier this year about what load they used to test their .454's. I was told they use the Hornady 300 gr. XTP factory load. My load is 31.1 gr H110, just a few tenths of a grain less than that factory load but my gun shoots it a little more accurately than the 31.4 max load my Hodgden manual lists. I have yet to shoot anything big with this load but it's been hell on the marmots this fall. Last year I shot an elk with the 250 gr. Barnes factory load. It worked quite well. I used to shoot a .44 mag with 325 hard cast and they gave tremendous penetration on an almost 600 lb black bear.

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#194582 - 09/27/18 01:18 AM Re: All Around Load For .454 [Re: TM]
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 Originally Posted By: TM
Even for bear and elk? Wouldn't I want deeper the penetration that a hard cast offers?



To be truthful with the aframe you dont need more penetration, more damage is your friend especially with bear and elk.

Randy? unless i was including the big bovines the 265 aframe is just fantastic and ive blown thru elk over 800lbs with that bullet. Would i hunt a capebuff with a 265 aframe? Absolutely.

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#194740 - 10/04/18 10:29 PM Re: All Around Load For .454 [Re: tradmark]
Muddy
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260 Nosler Partition and enough 4227 to send it out the bore at 1700 fps. Wouldn't be afraid to use this load on anything in North America.

Dan

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#194761 - 10/06/18 02:03 PM Re: All Around Load For .454 [Re: Muddy]
jamesfromjersey Moderator
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 Originally Posted By: Muddy
260 Nosler Partition and enough 4227 to send it out the bore at 1700 fps. Wouldn't be afraid to use this load on anything in North America.

Dan



I would include the 300gr if you have them......
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