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454 load

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 45forlife, Apr 23, 2007.

  1. 45forlife

    45forlife New Member

    Apr 19, 2007
    Does anyone have a 454 casull load for the lee 300 grain lead bullet using Winchester 296 I just purchased the 454 and have only tried accurate #9. The loads with the # 9 seem to be pretty accurate and I get almost the same chronograph results that the manual specifies. I have to confess why I want a load with 296. I don’t know if anyone has seen the picture from pistolwhips.com but I want to try and duplicate it and produce a big flame.
  2. 50 Shooter

    50 Shooter member

    Dec 24, 2002
    SoCal PRK
    Here's one that was posted on Load Swap.com

    Cartridge: 454 casull
    Bullet Weight: 300 grains
    Date: 2002-09-04
    Bullet Type: Cast
    Bullet Manufacturer: lbt mould
    Nose Profile: lfn
    Base: gc
    Bullet Dia. 452 grains
    BHN: ww + 2%tin water dropped
    Powder: ww 296
    Charge Weight: 28.0 grains
    Primer: federal gm sr
    Brass: starline
    Trim Length: 1.380"
    C.O.L.: 1.765"
    Velocity: 1431 fps
    Extreme Spread: 22fps fps
    Accuracy: 1/2 to 3/4 at 50 yards 2 " at 100 yards
    Temperature: 65 degrees degrees F
    Pressure: normal
    7 1/2 " barrel shoots the same out of both of my FA 454
  3. 45forlife

    45forlife New Member

    Apr 19, 2007
  4. hawkeye1

    hawkeye1 New Member

    Jul 11, 2007
    I have a Ruger SRH, and have great results from the Lee bullet you mentioned with H110 (30.5 gr.) and magnum primers. Haven't run them through a chronograph, but the accuracy is excellent. I cast these from wheel weights and use the lee tumble lube. I know this isn't a tumble lube bullet, but it seems to work well.
  5. Wedge

    Wedge Participating Member

    Oct 6, 2003
    Use this load at your own risk. Safe in my friend's SRH but might not be in yours. I've shot this load before in his gun and had no issues. Make sure to work it up on your own though!

    454 load --- 300gr LSWC, 296 Winchester Ball powder 30 grains --- Remington 7½ primer (small rifle)

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