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Re: Revolver powders

Postby Pustic » 11 Jun 2019 16

For now I only reload for one revolver caliber, and that's .45 Colt, and for that I use Trail Boss.
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Re: Revolver powders

Postby GasGuzzler » 12 Jun 2019 04

In that case it is impossible to have an overload, book load or not.
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Re: Revolver powders

Postby mr surveyor » 12 Jun 2019 07

GasGuzzler wrote:In that case it is impossible to have an overload, book load or not.




.... unless you compress the TB and crush the powder ....


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Re: Revolver powders

Postby techiej » 12 Jun 2019 10

Trail Boss, AA#5, Bullseye have all worked very well for me.
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Re: Revolver powders

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 12 Jun 2019 12

In the 45 Colt I use TB for my fooling around load and H110 and Lil'Gun for the serious stuff. I want to work up some TB loads for the 44 Magnum rifle I don't shoot the Contender that much any more.

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Re: Revolver powders

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 12 Jun 2019 12

GasGuzzler wrote:In that case it is impossible to have an overload, book load or not.


Some body will always find a way.

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Re: Revolver powders

Postby mr surveyor » 12 Jun 2019 15

Ohio3Wheels wrote:In the 45 Colt I use TB for my fooling around load and H110 and Lil'Gun for the serious stuff. I want to work up some TB loads for the 44 Magnum rifle I don't shoot the Contender that much any more.

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I've found that 6.5 - 7.0 gr of Trail Boss work well in my 20" R92 44 mag, and worked well in my formerly owned Ruger Super Red Hawk. Depending on bullet profile I think the 7.0 gr is near (just not quite) the max load to avoid compressing/crushing the powder and possibly having an undesired event while shooting. It's a very manageable, lower velocity load.

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Re: Revolver powders

Postby Zee33 » 29 Sep 2019 09

I'm using 7.0gr of Titegroup in my .357 using a 125gr. CJHP

Just a side note :
I saw someone's post in here revolver vs. rifle as far as powders and velocity. In order to get a closer number to find out what the velocity is using revolver load in a rifle is , when working a load using say hodgons load data , they give a working load barrel length at the top of the load data. Rule of thumb is adding 40fps per inch of barrel .
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Re: Revolver powders

Postby Daryll » 29 Sep 2019 10

Ohio3Wheels wrote:I load for both the 357 and the 45 Colt for both the Rossi '92s and the two Black Hawks and I tend to shoot close to the same loads in both although I tend to back off a little on the revolver loads vs the rifles. Arthritis in the hand and wrist will only stand for so much pounding. For hunting H110, LilGun and 296 with heavy bullets. For fun lighter bullets and either True Blue or Trail Boss. Follow one or two good manuals and have fun.

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Ohio, what sort of True Blue loads are you using..?

I'm looking for paper-punching loads in my .45LC R92, and just bought a tub of True Blue to try... I'm currently using Ramshot Zip, its accuracy is ok, but I think that powder is a little fast for a 20'' carbine, and the slower powder my be better..??
I'll be using 250gn RNFP lead...

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