460 S&W hand loads

Discussion in 'Specialty Handgun Hunting' started by BPMboss, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. BPMboss

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    Has anybody tried any loads using Hodgdon Superformance powder in a 460 load? I have had fantastic results with my 243 win and 22-250. Unfortunately I cannot get any H-110 so I am currently trying to find some alternate data for my favorite long range revolver.
     
  2. wyomingblizzard

    wyomingblizzard Well-Known Member

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    I use Ram Shot Enforcer in my 460.
     

  3. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    ME TOO...when I had one... i hate myself for selling it
     
  4. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    Best stick to mag pistol powders or slower shotgun powders (in colt cases). Superformance is slower than 4831; if you try to touch a round off in your 460 loaded with that you will likely stick a bullet. The next round will be very interesting to say the least.
     
  5. BPMboss

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    Thanks folks, I appreciate all the info I can get. I found some lil' gun and ran some mid range loads (42 gn.) at 200 yards I had fairly good results. 2 1/2" groups. Might just look for some ram though. Can't hurt to try.gun)gun)
     
  6. meatyrem

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    Stick to what the manuals say. I can't recall anything even remotely close to superformance, way way too slow. Imr4227, h-110/296, 2400, enforcer, aa#9 lil'gun, but don't like what I hear about lil'gun as it tends to run real hot and causes forcing cone and topstrap erosion way more than the others will
     
  7. SidecarFlip

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    Makes for a bad hair day.....

    I use LIl Gun in my 44 loads. The key is keeping the frame clean. It does splash a bit...
     
  8. meatyrem

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    Here is one I found. Other times I have heard this has been from several others reporting the same claims.


    The Truth About Lil' Gun...
     
  9. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Myself, I've observed no issue with LG but then I don't send numerous rounds down the barrel one after another. I load the 44 to carry while hunting. It gets fired ocassionally. Thats it.
     
  10. meatyrem

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    I bought a whole pound of it and after I heard from others and read articles on it I'm not going to use it. If used sparingly I cant see it causing any problems and if the loads aren't ran at full speed it shouldn't be bad. I like how it was running lower pressures than some of the top powders with the same or higher velocities. But your light use should save you wear on you handgun.
     
  11. BPMboss

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    Hey shooters, thanks for all info on this thread. I have shot about half a pound of the lil gun so far. Loads range from 41-47gr. Hornady 325 XTP ball. I have had no issues with the frame, and forcing cone has no visible erosion or undo wear. However, accuracy with this powder has been less than desirable!!! 44.2 grains produced the best groups of 1 3/4" at 100 yds. The pressure from one round even blew a hole through the primer! Luckily there was no firing pin damage. Long story short......lil gun, 325 XTP are no good in my XVR.
     
  12. meatyrem

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    Well, just got back from a short range visit. Got through about 6 loads and noticed my burris 2-7x32 crosshairs were tilted. After looking longer I seen that the scope is still where it was mounted and not shifted or twisted but infact the crosshairs themselves are tilted. Enough that if I were to tilt the whole gun to a 45deg able the crosshairs would be straight again. Really ticked as I wanted to take it out for the gun season and dont look as if I will.