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Been a while, but mine was the Lee 457-340 cast boolit over 15 grains of Unique.


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Posts: 14070 | Location: Alamogordo, NM | Registered: 03 June 2000Reply With Quote
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Same projie or RCBS 325 over 10.5 of unique for 1105 fps . . .
Or so I have heard!

Don't know how it holds up over distance, I have only shot it at 50 yds . . . wait maybe at 106 out of a 1886.



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Posts: 3991 | Location: TN USA | Registered: 17 March 2002Reply With Quote
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405 cast bullet over 25 grains of H322 is a zero recoil load that shoots to the point of aim out to 100 yards in my 1895G Marlin.


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Posts: 344 | Location: NY | Registered: 01 July 2002Reply With Quote
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A lot of years ago I found, what was alleged to be a 250 grain SWC two cavity mould made by Lyman, at a gun show. Turned out not to be one of Lyman's best efforts. The as cast bullets were a smidge larger then ,457 and weighed , depending on alloy, some were around 270 grains. I had a Ruger Blackhawk and a Siamese Mauser converted to 45-70. My first casting sesion with the mould produced something like 300 usable bullets. When I tried to size and lube in the Lyman sizer it was a bit stiff to push them down. I broke out the mic, checked the size. Those castings did fine in the ,458 die.
I found 13 grains of Unique tamped down with a two inch square of kleenex on top. Use a 3/8th inch brass rod to tamp with. This was a fun load for beginners and worked well on squirrels.


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Posts: 5842 | Location: Richmond, Virginia | Registered: 17 September 2000Reply With Quote
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With a good rifle----any bullet using Unique or 2400! Check for cast bullet data and use any bullet in the same weight range! 11-15 gr. Unique-----24-30 gr. 2400.

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Posts: 579 | Location: Long Island, New York | Registered: 04 January 2008Reply With Quote
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Any lead bullet, usually 300, over 5744; this is a far better powder than any of the other, old ones. It is designed to be position insensitive so you don't need a filler or wad of any kind.
 
Posts: 13881 | Location: USA | Registered: 02 August 2009Reply With Quote
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35-36 grains of 3031 under a 363 grain PB projie seems to do well and little recoil.
In the Contender it liked the Hornady 300 HP with the starting load of what is considered a pistol ONLY powder listed in the pistol section of the Hornady loading manual.
1565 fps and faster than my cast projies out of the rifle.



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