The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > Handloading, Reloading, and Bullet Casting

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old November 11, 2002, 08:23 PM   #1
Alex DeTrana
Junior Member
 
Join Date: August 5, 2001
Posts: 6
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.
Alex DeTrana is offline  
Old November 11, 2002, 09:24 PM   #2
jjmorgan64
Senior Member
 
Join Date: August 8, 2001
Posts: 519
from Hodgdon's website
http://www.hodgdon.com/data/pistol/454casul.php

260 GR. SPR JHP
COL: 1.675"

GRs VEL CUP
HS-6 16.8 1420 36,400 CUP
UNIVERSAL 11.5 1245 34,900 CUP
TITEGROUP 11.0 1270 35,900 CUP
__________________
The Forty-Four spoke and it sent lead and smoke
And seventeen inches of flame. -Marty Robbins

JM
jjmorgan64 is offline  
Old November 15, 2002, 12:17 PM   #3
Pigshooter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: December 19, 2001
Location: Euless, TX
Posts: 334
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.
Pigshooter is offline  
Old November 16, 2002, 12:25 PM   #4
Long Path
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 31, 1999
Location: N. Texas
Posts: 5,888
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.
__________________
"Welcome to The Firing Line, a virtual community dedicated to the discussion and advancement of responsible firearms ownership."T.F.L. Policy Page
Will you, too, be one who stands in the gap? ____________ Better and Better, the blog. _____
Long Path is offline  
Old November 19, 2002, 01:13 AM   #5
MADISON
Senior Member
 
Join Date: January 1, 2000
Location: Roanoke, Virginia
Posts: 2,678
454 reduced loads

Isn't a 454 reduced load called a .45 LONG COLT?
MADISON is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07114 seconds with 9 queries