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Old 08-10-2017, 03:41 AM
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Hey everyone. I have just picked up the 5" 460V. I would like some info on target loads. I am at the range frequently. I shoot between 100 and 300 rounds through my 44 and 500 every week and will be doing the same with my 460. I usually shoot 20 to 50 full magnum loads then the rest are light loads. For the 500 and 44 those are usually made using Tightgroup.

For the 460 I am seeing lots of people using Trailboss so that's what I want to focus on. I have an abundance of 300 grain lead hard cast round nose, 230 grain jacketed round nose, 230 grain jacketed hollow points, and 250 grain jacketed hollow points.

From what I've seen I should be using between 14 and 15 grains of Trailboss with the 230 and 250 grain jacketed projectiles and 14.5 grains for the lead 200 grain.

What would OAL be for any of the above loads? I know 250 grain on Hodgdon website is 2.2” for any powder selection. What OAL would I use for 230 grain round nose and 200 grain lead round nose?

Can anyone confirm they are using similar loads with Trailboss in the 460 brass with good results? These will be strictly for punching paper at my indoor range. Thank you!
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You can use the info here to "calculate" a load.

If your bullets have cannelures use that as your COL

http://www.imrpowder.com/PDF/Trail-Boss-data.pdf
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A side note on Trail Boss, I seem to get better accuracy if I load towards the top of the list data. Loads in the lower half of the published data are not accurate and dirty. YMMV
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Thanks guys!
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As I mentioned on your other thread already:

Volume, not weight, is an important factor in loading T-B. Make sure you don't overfill it & crush the granules as that's a big no-no.

If you change to a deeper seating bullet verify it's not crushing the charge.

You can't blow-up a gun with a properly filled case of T-B but you're also limited to relatively slow max velocities with it.

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As I mentioned on your other thread already:

Volume, not weight, is an important factor in loading T-B. Make sure you don't overfill it & crush the granules as that's a big no-no.

If you change to a deeper seating bullet verify it's not crushing the charge.

You can't blow-up a gun with a properly filled case of T-B but you're also limited to relatively slow max velocities with it.

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Thank you. I got it. I'll be giving it a try next week. Whatever projectile I use keep the powder below the base of the projectile and make sure its not compacted.
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