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Old December 8, 2012, 01:02 AM   #1
k Squared
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.45 Schofield Loads - Unburned Powder

Just picked up a S&W Schofield (reproduction) and am trying to work up a load. I used Universal Clays behind a 250 gr cast bullet.
I wound up with a significant amount of unburned powder left in the case and barrel.
I call Hodgdon and was told the Schofield was a very low pressure cartridge, which kept the powder from burning completely. They suggested a tighter crimp to build up more pressure. I tried that with the max load (6.3gr) of the Universal powder, and still had a lot of unburned powder.
Can anyone suggest a better powder for the Schofield?
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