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Old June 28, 2013, 06:55 AM   #1
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There's gonna be a whole lotta thumpin going on

I just finished loading a good selection of medium to heavy Colt loads for an upcoming test.
The bullets used are 255 FRNP, 270 Thunderheads, 300 Silhouettes, and 335 LNFP with charges running from medium-high doses of 2400 to full cases of H110.

I plan on running them through the SRH, and the 7-1/2" Redhawk due to arrive on Friday.
There's plenty of ammo to go around so I might take the Contender with it's 13" Colt barrel. That MGM barrel hasn't seen much in the way of heavy loads.

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Old June 28, 2013, 12:48 PM   #2
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Nice pistol case too.
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Old June 28, 2013, 01:40 PM   #3
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I think you will find the 2400 fulfills all the needs.

I used to shoot H110 and found it to be a poor choice for full boat loads.
It was erratic in its performance and the accuracy was poor.

My take was it had a fast and high pressure spike with vicious recoil.

2400 on the other hand was less smack back and far more accurate.

If you lived near by I would give you the rest of the H100 I never used again.

Now that I think about it it might be a decent semi auto powder.
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Old June 28, 2013, 02:42 PM   #4
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H110 is the go-to powder for the 30 carbine so I will keep it around.
I'm actually hoping 2400 will be a nice running powder so I can get away from H110. This test is geared more towards a felt recoil comparison between the guns. The Redhawk and SRH are in it as a death match. One of them will stay. The other is going away. My Contender is just along for the ride.
Eventually, I want to build a 200 meter revolver load for the occasional sillywet match. The 13" T/C will easily make the speed but I want a wheel gun to do it too.
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Old June 28, 2013, 03:57 PM   #5
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Hello Feets, where did you buy the coffin case?

Where did you buy the coffin case?,,,
I've seen a nice one at coffincase.com,,,
And a nice wooden one at Hampel's Woodlands Products

I have an old French revolver I would like to encase like that.

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Old June 28, 2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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Too bad you don't live in my neck of the woods or I would give you what I have left. Hated it for pistol and never shot it in anything else. Couldn't figure out why anyone would use it (grin) though it was high on recommended at the time.

2400 should sand you in excellent stead form mid level up to as high as you want to go. Great powder for the large case pistols. I usually carry an assortment to play with but thats the only one I keep for the 41. I found nothing that matched it let alone better and it was solid accuracy wise as well as all the other good characteristics
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Old June 28, 2013, 06:13 PM   #7
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I fired some 357 Grain cast lead bullets yesterday using H110 in my 4 5/8 Ruger Blackhawk. Recoil wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. I can't say how accurate it is as I was just shooting a few rounds offhand at some 4 x 4 posts to see how well it penetrated. Next time I will focus on accuracy.
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Old June 28, 2013, 06:15 PM   #8
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By the way, I have thought long and hard about getting a 7 1/2 SRH in .454 Casull, like yours. Seems like it would be extremely versatile.
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Old June 28, 2013, 10:53 PM   #9
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My case is an out of production coffincase.com model. It was originally designed as a microphone case. I bought it used on eBag.

My 5" Vaquero will rotate something fierce when using H110 loads. Those slick grips prevent the gun from ripping the skin off your palm but there's no such thing as a quick follow up shot.

The 454 SRH is a fine gun but it doesn't fit my odd shaped paws. My hands aren't overly long but I do have large palms. I want wider grips than the SRH offers. I picked up a Redhawk at a gun show and immediately liked the grips.

Sitting here fondling both guns there is a big difference despite being the same weight. The RH has more weight in the grip while the SRH is nose heavy. I prefer the feel of the Redhawk.

I can balance the RH on the bottom of the frame just in front of the trigger guard. The SRH has a balance point farther forward. Both are 7-1/2" guns.
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