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Thread: Range Report: Taurus Raging Bull 454 Casull

  1. #21
    Boolit Master
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    Oct 2005
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    Alamogordo, NM
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    Never used #9 in the 454, but in 20 years of loading for it, I have never had an issue with the small rifle primers, even in -30* temps and midrange to maximum loads of H110 or 296. I use a profile crimp due with a heavy crimp, and for top velocities these days, I shoot 300-MP, for day to day midrange loads, I shoot HS6 or Longshot, for light subsonic loads I use Unique. Cut my teeth with 454 in the Super Redhawk whe they were released, now I shoot a Freedom Arms, still love the round, and shoot a lot of midrange loads every year. Only cartridge that gets more attention is my 480. I have had H110 squib on me in a 44 Magnum, exactly as you describe, too soft of a bullet lube and hot NM sun contaminated the powder charge, had a hang fire in the 44 once as well with H110 at super cold temps, stopped using CCI primers for that load and never had another problem.

  2. #22
    It could be a contaminated primer.

    I had a tray, some moisture got to 3 primers in the corner, I wondered so I loaded them like the others and labeled.

    One didn’t fire at all, other 2 squibbed.

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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