Trail Boss OK with Jacketed Bullets?


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CPLofMARINES
July 6, 2013, 12:28 AM
I know Trail Boss is tailored to Cowboy Action/Velocities.
And some have recommended it for beginners, as double
Charging is less likely. I was wondering if it would be ok
For jacketed bullets, as all the applications I read about
Are for lead. Thanks for your help !


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1KPerDay
July 6, 2013, 12:55 AM
My hornady manual has some TB loads for jacketed bullets in .45 Colt. I haven't tried them personally.

PO2Hammer
July 6, 2013, 02:30 AM
I have used it for plated bullets in .45 Colt, but not jacketed.

Centurian22
July 6, 2013, 03:45 AM
I'm using it for plated bullets in .32 S&W Long, just loaded up my first 25, haven't gotten to test them out yet.

ArchAngelCD
July 6, 2013, 05:31 AM
I know Trail Boss is tailored to Cowboy Action/Velocities.
And some have recommended it for beginners, as double
Charging is less likely. I was wondering if it would be ok
For jacketed bullets, as all the applications I read about
Are for lead. Thanks for your help !


Semper Fi
Hodgdon recommends you use Trail Boss with lead bullets, not jacketed so I would pay attention to what the distributor says.

I also do not go along with the "good for beginners" mantra. Just because someone is a beginner doesn't mean they are more likely to double charge a case than someone who has been loading for a longer time. If you pay attention to what you're going you won't double charge a case. I do not recommend picking a powder just because someone tells you it's good for beginners.

What are you loading? If we knew we could recommend good powder choices for that cartridge without adding fear to the choices.

Walkalong
July 6, 2013, 08:47 AM
Trail Boss loves lead in pistol calibers, but gives erratic velocities with plated or jacketed bullets in the pistol calibers I have tried it in. (.32-20, .38 Spl, .357 Mag. Maybe a couple others.)

It works well with 101% load density and jacketed bullets in the rifle calibers I have tried it in. (.30-30, .35 Rem, .45 Rem Mag.)

Shmackey
July 6, 2013, 10:17 AM
Another thumbs-up for TB and jacketed in rifles.

CPLofMARINES
July 6, 2013, 11:52 AM
ArchAngelCD; to your question, I plan on starting with .38/.357
And then moving to .44/.44 Mag, I haven't started yet,
No hurry, reading and learning, so I make the right decisions
In the beginning regarding equipment/components and
Also funds and time right now are a factor in when I would
Like to start, more importantly my Wife is battling a serious
Illness, (diagnosed Sept. 2012). So, some things have been
Placed on the back burner for now. I thank everyone out
There for your advice. THR is truly an awesome community!!


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