There's an article about Trail Boss in the July issue of American Rifleman. Describes how it meters and fills the case. Some test data for .38Sp ans
44-40. Although I don't shoot cowboy loads it looks like it would be ideal for that purpose. In fact I might try it because my wife thinks the .45 Colt loads in my Blackhawk kicks too much to be fun. I like the way it fills the case unlike almost all the loads being used now. Those little dabs of powder in those big cases scare me.
June 27, 2005, 09:09 PM
I scored a couple of jugs of Trail Boss almost a month ago. I yam trying like a $umbitch to find some time to load up a few .38 spl, .44 spl and .357 mag.
I spent a few months trying to find some in local gun/reloading stores. No luck.
Bass Pro ? Ferget it.
That's where I got it. I was passing through. They get $20.00 hazmat fees to ship. Our Illustrious .gov at work.
I have only managed to clock 4 rounds of .38 spl. 3.5 grains = 708.5, 691.8, 689.9 and 639.6 fps.
I have done no position sensitivity work. It looks promising
A double charge fills the case or overflows.
I hope to report more if I ever get a break in the action.
It's a bitch being self-employed. You get to work all the hours you can stand.
edited to note........158 gr LRNFP. Yes, cowboy stuff. In my .44 I will load up 240 gr SWC and I guess, I should try some 230 gr LRN in .45 ACP.
June 27, 2005, 10:17 PM
Anyone used it with or are going to use it with jacketed bullets? Yes. I know. It is designed for "cowboy" shooting. Some of us don't shoot "cowboy" even if we are one. :D :neener:
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