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#395491 - 09/13/07 12:47 PM Re: How much powder? [Re: jakeway]
6 Point

Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 998
Loc: Middle Tennessee

I don't shoot BP and don't know if this applies but did Pyrodex and do Trip-7. I have a lightly customized .45 s/s Omega and found 90 gr (3x 30gr) Pyrodex was a comfortable and accurate load. Initially, I felt like 60 would be too light and 120 wouldn't group as tightly.

When I switched to Trip-7, I couldn't get 30gr pellets and I don't like loose - so I set at 100 (50 x2). It works effectivly with whatever bullet I shoot at paper - and all deer have been taken with 200gr Hornady SSTs (.45/.40 - sabots).

Both loads were hot but not excessive. A lot of your consideration should also be based on barrel length.
The need for speed is an overemphasized; strive to be quietly accurate.

#398432 - 09/15/07 12:45 AM Re: How much powder? [Re: .444 Marlin]
10 Point

Registered: 02/18/06
Posts: 4572
Loc: whitwell

 Originally Posted By: 444marlin
 Originally Posted By: Carl
About a keg should do. \:D

Nope. One of them 110lb charges for a battle ship.

man what a ride
if ure gonna go go all the way if ure gonna stay then stand ure ground if u cant run with the big dogs then big dog let me walk u out !!
van zant

#399153 - 09/15/07 06:42 PM Re: How much powder? [Re: pety221]
bowhunter 51
4 Point

Registered: 03/20/07
Posts: 203
Loc: Lauderdale Co. Tennessee

I think 60 grains (triple 7) will do the job...
I shoot 80 grains with a 175 grn bullets I cast myself
R.E.A.L's in 45 caliber...........
I've shot through a 3/16 inch plate of cold roll steel
at 50 yrds and have yet to see a deer with hide harder
than that...I think 60 grains will work INSIDE 50 yrds.

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