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Thread: Anyone one with 454 casaull loads in a encore rifle???

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    Boolit Mold
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    Anyone one with 454 casaull loads in a encore rifle???

    I have a 454 in an encore rifle with 28 inch bullberry barrel. Lots of pistol info, but little rifle. Cast and jacketed would be appreciated!!

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    Boolit Master

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    I'm unaware of there being different loads between rifle and pistol 454 loads. You can stick to the slower powder pistol 454 loads as they will probably give higher velocity in a rifle.

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    Same load data, I use H110 and IMR4227 in mine.
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    I haven't loaded for an encore rifle but have loaded for a puma rifle. With the lee 310 grain using WW 296 and gas check I was getting a bit over 1800 FPS while the same load was getting in the mid 1500s in a 7.5 inch ruger. I would recommend starting at 30.0 grains and work up. I don't know what your intended game is but that should put the hurt on most things that walk about in north america.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9yDfYMzUrc

    Ebner
    Last edited by ebner glocken; 10-20-2018 at 12:03 PM. Reason: added video link

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    Hope this helps, I haven't watched that video in a long time. The bullet jump was corrected later with a full profile crimp die from redding. I don't doubt the encore could be pushed a tad further than some other guns out there. Although I haven't had a chance to play with any but the alliant MP300 powder looks to be interesting to apply to the 454 or the 460 S&W. Life gets in the way as I have too many toys and too little time to experiment.

    Ebner

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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