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    .45 long colt

    I got 50 speer deepcurl 250gr hp for my old mans 45 judge. but i could not find any load data in any of books. The powders i have for this are hp-38, no#2, red dot, bullseye.

    Thanks, James.

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    Boolit Master Rocky Raab's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Seven grains of HP-38 will be about the best load with what you have. Although none of the powders you mention are optimum, HP-38 (same as W231) will suffice. Shot from a Judge, you aren't likely to tell the difference with a better powder, anyway. Get real close, point and hope.

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    im just loading him some up just so he can carry with him, not really for protection but for showing his buddy's but there if hes need's if thats make since.

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    Boolit Master dougader's Avatar
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    Jun 2008
    Is this the same bullet as the 250 grain Gold Dot hollow point?

    I load mine up with Blue Dot for a S&W 625-6 Mt Gun, but like Rocky says, with the Judge and your selection of powder 7.0 of w231/hp38 should be good.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

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