Pulled Cabelas bullets

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  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Acquired some Cabela's loaded ammo. (44 Mag) Loads were so light they were boring. Pulled them, they had a 10.5 gr charge of unknown powder behind a Hornady 240 gr XTP. MV of 1,050 FPS. Any how I want to replace the powder with stiff load of H110. But I don't know if Cabelas used magnum primers in original charge.Does H110 require a magnum primer ?
     
  2. rscott5028

    rscott5028 Well-Known Member

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    Ironically, I would recommend you start low and work up. But, that's the exact opposite of what you're trying to achieve.
     

  3. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I always used WLP in my .44 Mag loads. That's what my Nosler 5 & 6 reloading manual calls for. JohnnyK.
     
  4. SBruce

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    Unfortuantely, even if it doesn't require a magnum primer; that doesn't mean they didn't use one.

    +1

    There's a way to do this, without having to pull many more bullets. Hopefully you live close to a range or spot you can shoot/chrono..?

    I load one to three cases with a starting charge, and increase each shot with more powder until I find maximum (or the velocity I want). By time I find maximum; I've usually ruined or come close to ruining only one or maybe two cases, but I think that's better than pulling bullets and such, and gives me more cases to work with later.

    If you live close to a range, perhaps this would work for you..??
     
  5. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    How are you ruining your cases ? I've been working with H110 for years. I know what load I like. Its I've always used a magnum primer.The question is what did they use ?
     
  6. SBruce

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    Because some times by time I am seeing definate pressure signs the primer pockets are starting to get loose. A case will have sometimes been loaded 8 or 9 times before I find true "maximum". But I am talking about cases and powders I haven't tried before. Also, wildcat cartridges that don't have published load data out on them.

    If you've been using H110 and magnum primers for years, then perhaps this isn't an issue for you. You probably already know about where maximum is with a particular bullet weight.

    Then you also probably know what velocity that load shoots at?? If so, you can load up till you get that velocity. Personally, I really wouldn't feel the need to know what primer they used, I would just want to know that the new load with X primer was safe in my gun and that it was doing what I wanted it to do. Regardless of the primer.
     
  7. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    You didn't say what you planned to shoot these rounds thru, but if it is a S&W 629, I'd avoid H110. Too hard on the gun. Try AA #9 at 20.0 grains with a max at 21.5 grains. I shoot a 250 grain bullet with 20.0 grains for 1380 fps out of a 629 Classic with an 8" barrel. Recoil is mild, and I can go another full grain of powder.
    gary
     
  8. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I'm shooting an 8" Colt Anaconda. I have had good performance out of both H110 and LiL'gun . I loaded what I pulled with 23grs of Lil'gun and 240gr Hornady XTP. Hodgens site says Max load was 24.5.
     
  9. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    the only thing I use H110 in anymore is my T/C's. I use 1680 in my .445 for about 1750fps with a 250 grain bullet in a 14" barrel. Real hand full! You should try AA#9 in the 44 mag. I really like it. Shoots pretty good in my 45LC's as well, and burns very clean.
    gary
     
  10. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I also shoot a 45 LC a S&W 25 What load do you recommend for that using AA#9 ? Say a 250gr bullet
     
  11. Trickymissfit

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    I shoot several 45LC Blackhawks. Most are the 4.62" barrel, but a couple are 6.5" ones(think). Most of the time I shoot 16.5 grains of #9 under a 255 grain cast Kieth style bullet (Lyman mold). But do shoot some 17.0 and 17.3 stuff on occassion with the same bullet. 98% of the stuff I shoot in the 45LC is cast lead. Also shoot some #7 with the same bullet for a nice plinking round that has a mild recoil (14.5 grains @ 1080fps). I don't own the mold, so can't give you the P/N. A guy I know casts them for me every couple years, and sizes them as well. One of these days I'll do my own!
    gary
     
  12. Kevin Thomas

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    I'd watch the hot loads in a Smith 25, and avoid data that's intended for the Rugers. A quick look at the placement of the cylinder stop notches will explain everything there.
     
  13. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    I keep it light in the S&W 25.
     
  14. Kevin Thomas

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    Glad to hear that. They'll live a long and happy life that way!