The Firing Line Forums

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

Thread Tools
Old February 25, 2007, 01:25 PM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: February 2, 2006
Location: MS
Posts: 100
405 winchester loads

Anyone loading for the 405 winchester? If so, what powder preference do you have? Just starting to load for this caliber and wanted input from those who have tried different powders. What works best, uniform balistics ect.. Thanks 'Mo
hornet41 is offline  
Old February 25, 2007, 01:33 PM   #2
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 37,310
I can't help you with any of the reloading questions.

I just want to say my God it does my heart good to see once-obsolete cartridges be rediscovered.
"The gift which I am sending you is called a dog, and is in fact the most precious and valuable possession of mankind" -Theodorus Gaza

Baby Jesus cries when the fat redneck doesn't have military-grade firepower.
Mike Irwin is offline  
Old February 25, 2007, 01:51 PM   #3
Trapper L
Senior Member
Join Date: November 20, 2006
Location: South Texas
Posts: 804
I just got mine and haven't had time to work up loads but my intentions are that IMR3031 should be the powder for me. I will be loading the 300 gr bullet with a max of 55.0 grs although the early Lyman books say 57.0 grs as max. I'm sure you have looked at the Hogdon site for data.
Might also want to check over at for data from users.
Hope this is useful.
Trapper L is offline  
Old February 25, 2007, 02:55 PM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: February 2, 2006
Location: MS
Posts: 100
Thanks guys! Reloading information for the 405 is pretty scarce to say the least. I can't find any information on using 3031. Figured it would be a natural. I've used 3031 for years in my 45-70's. I call it the "live long and prosper" powder for large cases!!! Those "obsolete" cartridges have taken more game than all the super fast whiz bangs put together. They demand you be a hunter rather than just a shooter!!!! 'Mo
hornet41 is offline  
Old February 25, 2007, 03:39 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: March 28, 2005
Posts: 676
I've settled with 300 gr. Hornady F.P.
54.5 gr IMR-4895
WLR primers

And a slip on Limbsaver for the always enjoyable bench/sandbag shooting.

You may want to go here for a information starting point:

Also Ken Waters "Pet Loads" has quite a lot of information.
Air goes in and out. Blood goes 'round and 'round.
Any variation on this is a very bad thing.
개인 정보를 보호하십시요
WIN71 is offline  
Old February 28, 2007, 07:58 AM   #6
Senior Member
Join Date: March 11, 1999
Location: The Sunny South
Posts: 2,174
BIL has been working on some loads for his and we plan to shoot some over the chrono this weekend. I will try to post the results here when I can.
Check 6
HankL is offline  

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 06:07 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2015 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05751 seconds with 9 queries