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Old February 25, 2007, 01:25 PM   #1
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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
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Old February 25, 2007, 01:33 PM   #2
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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.
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Old February 25, 2007, 01:51 PM   #3
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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.
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Old February 25, 2007, 02:55 PM   #4
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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
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Old February 25, 2007, 03:39 PM   #5
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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.
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Old February 28, 2007, 07:58 AM   #6
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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.
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