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Thread: Red dot powder in my 450 bushmaster

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    Red dot powder in my 450 bushmaster

    Hi all. I want to use this powder I have 405 weight home cast lead Bullets I shoot a ruger American Bolt action Looking for quiet reduced loads . Im open to 300 and 350 grain cast lead loads too

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    Unique proved better in mine with Lyman 450g @ 1075fps. Herco Green dot & Red Dot didnt shoot sell.
    Much fun & serious payload delivered!! Its nearly 1200 fpe!!!

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    No experience with the .450, but Unique and Herco are both good with bullets like that in my .45-70. One of those things not in current manuals but the older Lyman manuals have the data.

    One of those Rugers in .450 sounds cool, but I already reload and cast for too many things.

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    Thanks for the replies. I think I’m chaseing a ghost. It must be too dangerous there’s no data To b found anywhere

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    You're asking about using .458” bullets in a cartridge designed for .452” bullets. That is starting out with a big snag in the plan. Correct size and weight bullets used over Red Dot in a bolt action would not be hard to get going- try .45 Colt data.

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    Thanks for the tip Texas. I have used a 454 sizer and then a 452 sizer ....my pills are soft , they actually end up a touch over 450 after being pushed thru my 452 die. I wood never put a 458 size chunk of lead in a bushmaster rifle

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    Good show TrailBoss

    I didnt comment to size as I assumed you knew this. I also size mine to 454 and shoot a few different cast bullets with zero issues excellent Preformance and great accuracy from some!!

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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
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