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Old November 11, 2002, 08:23 PM   #1
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454 reduced laods

can someone suggest what powder to used for reduced 454 casull loads. I'd like to use a 260 grain bullet at around 44 mag velocities. Of course data would also be appreciated.
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Old November 11, 2002, 09:24 PM   #2
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from Hodgdon's website

COL: 1.675"

HS-6 16.8 1420 36,400 CUP
UNIVERSAL 11.5 1245 34,900 CUP
TITEGROUP 11.0 1270 35,900 CUP
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Old November 15, 2002, 12:17 PM   #3
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The absolute best for 454 lites is Unique, IMO.

9gr with a 260gr bullet should be a good starting place. You'll find about 50fps increase if you use a magnum primer, but I've noticed less consistency doing that.
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Old November 16, 2002, 12:25 PM   #4
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I should think that any of the book loads for super-hot (TC Contender or Ruger only) .45 Colt loads would be exactly what you're looking for.
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Old November 19, 2002, 01:13 AM   #5
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454 reduced loads

Isn't a 454 reduced load called a .45 LONG COLT?
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