Back when I was shooting the .454 in my FA83 and Taurus Raging Bull guns I mostly used the Sierra 300 JSP and a 325 grain bullet I cast up in a Lyman mould. I think it was 452651 but that's from memory and these days it's not as good as it once was.
I used H110/Win296, both are the same powder. I won't give the loads as I'd be going from memory and that's not good enough. I used a max book charge in both cases, you can easily look it up in most any loading manual.
Bob Baker sent me a large supply of the FA brand 260 and 300 JSP bullets and I used a lot of those also. They had already been discontinued by them at that time so he sent me 1000 of each I think. They were as good as you'll ever find for the .454 but haven't been offered in a bunch of years.
I also used some of the Hornady XTP bullets in both of the magnum weights again over max book charges of same powders.
I'm a mid range power fan for the .454 from a revolver. You can load more power than a 44 mag or choose a lower velocity load that's not punishing to shoot 50 rounds. Titegroup is my preferred powder. Here's a link to Hodgdon's website where you can get the specific information:
Find what you need in four easy steps. Select your cartridge type from the drop-down list. Then select your bullet weight, powder manufacturer and powder type. If you're unsure, or just want options, check as many boxes as you'd like. Click "Get Data" to view results.
I started with the Cast Performance 260gr RF and quickly switched to the Lee 300gr. For anything in our woods and elsewhere that bullet weight in a cast solid or heavy jacketed rolling along in the mid 1500fps range has taken a toll on game like hogs and deer.
I really like AA-9 for powder, it meters great and provides consistent velocities.
I load for a Sharps and a Marlin Guide Gun and a Ruger #3. I have some Montana bullet works 330 Gr. HP GC (a take of the Gould bullet) . They also now have a Montana bullet works 320GR, HP-GC and they discontinued the 330 gr.. Has any one use either and will to share load data?
Anybody tried Winchester’s new staball 6.5 in a 270 Winchester? My 270 Howa loves it behind a 140gr Sierra BTHP. I’m getting ready to try it with some other bullets. I hope it works well with those too
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