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Old November 28, 2012, 06:26 PM   #10
three-fifty-seven
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Thanks for the advice guys. Also, I just sent Lyman an email asking if it is safe to use their lead bullet loading data for 55 grain bullets on jacket bullets.

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14inch vs 24 inch test barrel would be my guess. Also remember with 2400 you don't need to use max load. 90%, 80%, 70%, all are going to work just fine because of the type of powder that 2400 is.
Yep, that probably was it.

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Funny you posted this - talk about timing. I just got off the phone with Hodgdon on this very subject. They stated you can safely reduce H4895 by using 60% of the max listed load for any load that is listed with that powder. I asked them because I accidentally bought some hornady 55 gr SPSX (like 300) and meant to buy 55 gr SP's W/C. The SPSX were blowing up before hitting the target. The bullet was designed for 1:12-1:14, not my 1:9. But I will still get to use them thanks to the info from Hodgdon. That puts a safe starting load for that bullet at 15.6 gr of H4895. Max load is 26 gr. I'm guessing that will put my velocity in the 1500-1800 fps range. Just a guess but probably close.
Wow! That could be my ticket as I have a lot H4895 around my house. I am going to google this and see what I get.
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