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Thread: Anyone using Trail Boss powder in their .43 Spanish?

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    Well put. You have done your homework, hopefully others will listen to you and have similarly good results.

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    Thank you, sir. I have been refilling shells & cartridges for 48 years, and to date have not damaged a firearm and I don't believe I have even strained one very much. I would like that track record to remain uncheckered.
    I don't paint bullets. I like Black Rifle Coffee. Sacred cows are always fair game. California is to the United States what Syria is to Russia and North Korea is to China/South Korea/Japan--a Hermit Kingdom detached from the real world and led by delusional maniacs, an economic and social basket case sustained by "foreign" aid so as to not lose military bases.

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    I asked Hodgdon about using Trail Boss in a friends 43 Mauser & received the answer below.

    "If your firearm is proofed for modern smokeless powder then you can use Trail Boss."
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    Sounds like exactly what I have been saying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9.3X62AL View Post
    Thank you, sir. I have been refilling shells & cartridges for 48 years, and to date have not damaged a firearm and I don't believe I have even strained one very much. I would like that track record to remain uncheckered.
    I don't know what to think Al. Remember this post from 2015 in which you quoted me:

    So 9.3x62AL can we make the assumption you won't be fancying the use of Dacron in many of your cast loads any longer? Many advocate it's use, I'm not so sold on it. Sorry you lost a fine 25-35 because of it.

    NEVER AGAIN. I broke down 25/35 loads and some 243 Win loads (cast bullets) that were so assembled, and that material won't see light of day on my loading bench--EVER. Its use spoiled a very nice rifle in a rare variant--made during WWII timeframe, flatband......don't get me started. Thanks to Jesse Ocumpah at JES it is still a very nice and quite serviceable hunting and shooting tool, and not to put too fine a point to it.......the 38-55 is about 10 times as useful as the 25-35 and at least 20 times more lead-friendly. For a number of reasons my shooting has dwindled over the past 18 months or so, but one of the toys I do play with and carry afield frequently is this 94 x "37-55" as Buckshot has named it. It is fast-handling and compact bear medicine, and it wouldn't do a meth zombie a lot of good either if his/her course of conduct prompted its deployment.

    I'm pretty sure you wouldn't have ringed that chamber without Dacron in the load, so is this one your fault or not?

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    Here we Go again. The "Holy Black" people are at it again. Danger , Doom and Gloom, sacrilege. Stay away. I have converted my BP cartridges to Trail Boss. If you follow Hodgens advise . They all work Fine.
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    I'm with the 'Holy Black' crowd on this one......if for no other reason than why have it and shoot it if not for the purpose of being historically correct? Don't get me wrong...I'm not judging. Just my thing that I enjoy....shooting them the way they were built to be shot!
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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
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