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Old February 14, 2012, 11:42 AM   #1
Southern Shooter
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Ruger SRH Alaskan: .454 Casull / 360 gr. cast bullet / 940 FPS

I recently cast some 360 grain plain-base, RFN bullets with a .37 meplat. Using a firm crimp, I loaded these on top of 22.5 grains of W296 ( 24 grains being max load ), and CCI small rifle primers. They averaged 940 FPS.

The gun used was my SRH Alaskan with the 2.58" barrel.

Is this load too slow to be trusted for woods-protection in the lower 48 states? Should I bump it up to the full 24 grains?

Thoughts and opinions are appreciated.

Thanks
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