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Old March 15, 2001, 03:57 PM   #1
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I havent loaded any 454 do any of you have a "pet load" that you like? I've loaded 9mm, 357, 44 and so on but I need some help........
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Old March 18, 2001, 04:43 PM   #2
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First let me say that I don't have or shoot a .454, so take this info with a grain of salt.

It is my understanding that it is not recommended to reload for the .454 due to the pressures involved. Wish I could give more info, but that's what I've been told.

Good luck,
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Old March 19, 2001, 07:58 PM   #3
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I've fired about 500 rounds through my .454 Ruger SRH, all reloads. Some were .45 Colt loads in .45 Colt brass, some were lighter than normal .454 loads ( equivalent of hot .44 mag. loads), and some were pretty close to factory .454 loads.

The tighter chambers require more care in seating and crimping. I use a Lee factory Crimp die. Otherwise, follow the advice in at leat three manuals, use discretion, and common sense.
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