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Most accurate load in your F.A. 454?

 
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Old 05-23-2013, 08:44 PM
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Most accurate load in your F.A. 454?

Was about to give up on a field grade FA in 454,had tried about 8 different handloads best I could get was 5 shots at 25 yards into 1.5 inch center to center,a friend had some of the older Georgia Arms ammo with the 300 gr. xtp,shot a ragged hole with it,but I handload and want to know if anyone on the forum has a favorite load they will share?Thanks.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:02 AM
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Re: Most accurate load in your F.A. 454?

mine likes the rcbs 300 grain swcgc and 28 grains of 110 with a cci 350 primer. It will shoot that load into an little over an inch at 50 yards with open sights and tired old eyes.
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:25 AM
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Re: Most accurate load in your F.A. 454?

thanks,imho that'soutstanding,is your FA ported or nonported?
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Old 05-24-2013, 06:54 AM
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Re: Most accurate load in your F.A. 454?

Mines a Premier Grade 7 1/2" barrel. Non ported. I'm using Federal Match primers and 27.5 grns of H 4227. I'm giving up about 150 fps using 4227 but the last deer i shot at 135 yds. didn't know the difference. That's with open sights and my old eyes.
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Old 05-24-2013, 07:22 AM
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Re: Most accurate load in your F.A. 454?

I have been a handgun hunter for 35 years,135 yards with iron sights is about twice the distance most experienced hunters could do,congrats!
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Old 05-24-2013, 08:42 AM
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Re: Most accurate load in your F.A. 454?

I'll tell you it was luck. The bullet just grazed the top of his back and broke the skin and severed an artery along the spine. Sure didn't waste any meat.
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Old 05-25-2013, 04:34 AM
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Re: Most accurate load in your F.A. 454?

mines a non ported 4 5/8s gun. Ive also owned two 7 1/2 inch 83s one ported one not. 4227 has given me good accuracy but i kind of gave up on it in FA guns. the main reason is its a bit dirty burning and fa guns are so tight lazy sobs like me that dont like cleaning guns everyday find that it will tie your gun up in short order. 110/296 is probably the best powder in them for full power loads. I use alot of that and for loads just under max really like aa9. For midrange loads 2400 is hard to beat.
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