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  • Mr_Flintstone's Avatar
    Today, 12:34 AM
    Thanks. That’s what I got in my manuals. I figure if the 1200-1300 or so FPS from a revolver is good enough to take deer, then 1500+ would be more than enough. Like with any gun, though, you got to hit em in the vitals so the don’t run far away.
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    02-22-2020, 01:07 PM
    What powder are you using for your 180s? The fastest I have load data for is about 1500 FPS from a 18-1/2” barrel. I’d be very interested in something like what are using. I just worry about loads that I can’t find data for.
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    02-22-2020, 11:57 AM
    OK, after hearing from everyone, I feel confident that deer can be taken with this rifle; and thanks for all the info. Now I just have to decide on the proper bullet. I think first I’ll try 158 and 170 gr rnfp for speed and accuracy; then maybe...
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    02-20-2020, 08:48 PM
    I didn’t realize that the original 30-30 was that close to modern .357 Magnum. That makes me feel a lot more confident in using the 357.
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    02-20-2020, 06:18 PM
    I have a Henry Big Boy in .357 Magnum, and I know it probably isnít the optimal rifle for deer, but itís such a handy rifle Iíd like to make use of it. Iím in the mountain region of KY, and the average deer size is less than 150 lbs, and the...
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    02-13-2020, 12:06 AM
    I’ve loaded a 98 gr bullet very similar to that with 6.3 gr 2400. I’ve never run a chrono on them, but they shot true, and were very consistent. I’ve just been loading the lighter bullets for light plinking. I was just afraid that if I pushed...
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    02-12-2020, 10:34 PM
    The loads for the 85 gr bullets are somewhat higher than the 77. I suppose the lower data is to keep the velocity of the lighter bullets at about 1000 FPS or less. I think the Hi Tek (12 bhn) bullets can probably take the higher velocity, but I’ll...
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    02-12-2020, 07:45 PM
    Iíve been loading MBC Cowboy #18 78 gr Hi Tek coated bullets in .32 H&R magnum cases using Hodgdonís 77 gr data online, but Iíd like to try some other powders. Lyman #48 has data for 85 gr cast bullets with a similar profile, but they are a little...
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    02-02-2020, 09:49 AM
    Yeah, I’m thinking that Trail Boss would be better for .357 Magnum. Three grains of Bullseye looked almost nonexistent down in those long cases. It’s a long way to the powder if it’s all the way down in front.
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    02-02-2020, 09:31 AM
    I played around some more yesterday with light .38 Special Bullseye loads, and they were all excellent. I did run into somewhat of an issue when I tried to extrapolate up to .357 Magnum cases. After some figuring, I settled on a 3.0 gr starting...
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    02-01-2020, 04:56 PM
    According to Speer #12 32 S&W Long: 1.6-1.8 gr Bullseye 32 H&R Mag: 2.1-2.3 gr Bullseye I’ve not tried the Longs, but the Mags shoot great in my gun.
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    01-31-2020, 04:57 PM
    Update #2: Today I loaded some 158 grain LRN bullets using the same 2.8 gr load of Bullseye, and all I can say is WOW. Not wow as in powerful, but wow as in accuracy. These we’re a little stouter than the 125 gr, but were exactly what I was...
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    01-30-2020, 10:46 PM
    I read somewhere once (don’t know if it was true or not) that Titegroup and Bullseye were virtually twins, and that light loads could be interchanged a lot of the time. I was always afraid to try though.
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    01-30-2020, 05:04 PM
    Update... I just loaded some test loads with 2.8 gr Bullseye and 125 gr TCFP Hi-Tek bullets from Missouri Bullet Co, and shot them from my 4” Model 19. They were almost identical to my 38 LC loads, and at 30 ft they all hit within 1.5” from POA. ...
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    01-30-2020, 01:43 PM
    Thanks a bunch guys. It looks like Bullseye may be my go to powder for these until I can get some more Trail Boss.
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    01-30-2020, 12:29 PM
    Where did you find the Bullseye data? The current Alliant data doesn’t show Bullseye in 125 gr cast.
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    01-30-2020, 12:05 PM
    I really like plinking with .38 Long Colt loads in my .38 Specials. I can achieve the same loads in .38 Special cases using Trail Boss, but my supply is running low, and the local gun store hasnít had it on the shelves for a while. After looking...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check