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Old May 21, 2012, 10:26 AM   #5
Southern Shooter
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Join Date: May 4, 2005
Location: central Louisiana
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362 grain @1,070-1,100 FPS

Ha ha...that is ok. I am starting to have those moments, too.

I actually do have both of those molds.

If I load 24 grains of W296 the 362 grain boolit will go between 1,070 and 1,100 FPS. But, to be honest with you, it is a beast to shoot from the Ruger SRH Alaskan with the short barrel. The first 20 shots are ok. But, then I start to pay the price.

So, that is why I was looking for something a bit easier to shoot more frequently. Something I could protect myself in the woods with and also shoot for fun when the moment arises. I have been loading that lighter bullet up to around 1,200 FPS and it is not too bad to shoot. But, really wanted a comparison between the two.

And, honestly, I would like to simplify my life, bullet that I can become very familiar with its behavior under various conditions. One that I can adjust the charge back and forth as needed.
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