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Barnes 180 gr - 41 Mag Load data

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Subgauge, Dec 23, 2006.

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  1. Subgauge

    Subgauge Member

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    I bought some Barnes 180 gr copper hollow points for my .41 Mag for hunting deer, but can't find any loading data for a 180 gr bullet. Anyone have any suggestions? I hate to have to buy a Barnes manual just for this one bullet.
    Thanks,
    Ron
     
  2. Ben Shepherd

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    Do you have a manual that lists the speer 170 JHC? I would take the data for that slug, back it down about 5% and start from there.

    Data for the 170 grain stuff should be just fine, as long as you don't go right to the top of the charts.

    You do have a chrono, right?
    What gun are you using? Smith 57, 58, ruger, dan wesson, rifle?
     
  3. Subgauge

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    No, I don't have a chrono but will soon. I'm shooting an old 57 with an 8 3/8" bbl. It is a really nice shooter. I have a red dot scope on it. It is a fun gun to hunt with up in the mountains here in N GA. Too steep to carry a long gun easily.
    I've got Speer, Sierra and Hogden manuals and will work up a load as you suggested. Thanks for the input.
    Recently got a .223 wssm. Any idea where I can find fairly comprehensive loading data for it in one place?
    Ron
     
  4. loadedround

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    Subgauge: Ben has given you some good advice on loading those 180 gr Barnes bullets. I would also like to suggest that you call Barnes after the holdays to get their recommenations. Great people to deal with...800-574-9200. Merry Christmas!
     
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