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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-19-2017, 08:12 AM Thread Starter
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According to the Hodgdon manual the starting load for a 454 Casull:

250 gr BarX 451" is 26 gr of LilGun

Could I replace the Bar X with a Hornady 250 XTP MAG? Keep in mind that the XTP is .452", not .451".

Should I reduce the starting load slightly (not more than 10%)
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I didn't know Hornady makes a 250gr XTP-MAG?? If you're referring to their 240gr XTP-MAG then I see no issue with using the same starting load.

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Sorry, goofed. I have both 250 gr XTP and 240 XTP MAG. Meant the 240...
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personaly I wouldn't use lilgun in any revolver. It burns very hot and will do forcing cone damage if you shoot enough. So much so that FA wont even warrantee a gun that has forcing cone damage that the owner used lil gun. 110 is a much better choice.

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Lloyd, I load about hundred 454 rounds per year, and I only use starting loads. This is for an Alaskan. The other 1000 rounds per year are 255 gr LSWC loaded over Unique. It's just that 454 loads in manuals seem to be so hyper specific, so I do not want lose fingers.
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In my 454 rifle, I had 2350fps MV from the 240gr XTP-MAG using 35gr of H110. I would not want to shoot that from a pistol though...

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In my 454 rifle, I had 2350fps MV from the 240gr XTP-MAG using 35gr of H110. I would not want to shoot that from a pistol though...

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That's why I only shoot enough 454 to keep me happy! Usually, a couple of cylinders with friends, at family outings, or alone if I'm really angry...then it's back to nice 45 Colt loads.
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at that rate your probably not going to hurt it but I would suggest that even then you don't shoot that ammo fast. Give the gun time to cool between shots.
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Lloyd, I load about hundred 454 rounds per year, and I only use starting loads. This is for an Alaskan. The other 1000 rounds per year are 255 gr LSWC loaded over Unique. It's just that 454 loads in manuals seem to be so hyper specific, so I do not want lose fingers.

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