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Bullseye & Hornady

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MikeS., Mar 8, 2013.

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  1. MikeS.

    MikeS. Member

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    I have several hundred Hornady 45 caliber 230 grain XTP/HP bullets and a whole bunch of bullseye powder. Hornady doesn't list Bulleye for the 230grn bullet.

    Looking at other bullet types in 230grn other manuals show as high as 6.0grns of Bullseye.

    Does anyone see a problem if I load with 5.5 g of Bullseye?
     
  2. hey_poolboy

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    I'm just starting to work up some loads for the same bullet. I plan to start mine at 5.0 gr. I've seen some data that lists Bullseye max @ 5.0, but also lists the start load the same....I've also got some loaded up with w231.

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  3. curlymaple42

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    I run 5gr of bullseye. Works great!

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  4. Mike 27

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    I can't get to it right now but I thought I saw it listed in the 9th edition. Maybe I'm wrong.
     
  5. Fishslayer

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    ^^^ This. Don't recall the OAL but I seat the bullet to about .010-ish from the shoulder.
     
  6. beatledog7

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    Yep, 5.0 grains of BE.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    5.5 BUllseye with any 230 would be a +P load.

    GI mil-spec with a 230 FMJ-RN was 4.6 - 4.8 depending on who you talk too.

    The XTP has a longer bearing surface then a 230 FMJ-RN, so more bore friction.

    I'd stick with 5.0 and see how it does.

    rc
     
  8. witchhunter

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    5.0 Bullseye works goot!
     
  9. LUCKYDAWG13

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    i use 4.8 in my XDS with 230gr castboolits works just fine
     
  10. rcmodel

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    Castboolits (whatever that is?) and Hornady XTP's are entirely two different things pressure wise.

    Not saying 4.8 Bullseye and a 230 XTP would not be a safe and effective load.

    Just saying one is not the same thing as another every time.

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  11. LUCKYDAWG13

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    a cast boolit is i bullet made of lead
     
  12. Skylerbone

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    I'd recommend starting at 4.6 gr. 4.8 gr. Bullseye with the 230 XTP has worked fine for me though not my preferred powder.
     
  13. BYJO4

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    I use 5 gr Bullseye with my 230 gr FMJ from Precision Delta.
     
  14. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    I know what a castboolet is.

    It is a new name for Cast Bullets invented by a web site a few years ago.

    I prefer to call them cast bullets, just like I had been doing for 40+ years before the new website changed the name from Bullet to BOOlet.
    Or whatever it is?

    But that's just a personal thing with me.

    It ticks me off no end! :cuss:

    Never mind!
    Excuse me!
    It's way past my bedtime.

    And I need to go clean my Shotty.

    rc
     
  15. LUCKYDAWG13

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    sorry there rc will try to be more P/C politically correct if it helps you
     
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    5.0 is Alliants max with Bullseye and a 230gr JHP. I have seen data in the past that went to 5.5gr and called it +p. Personally I dont think Bullseye is the proper powder to do a +p loading in any caliber, nor is +p usually worth it.
     
  17. MikeS.

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    Thanks guys, I'll start with 4.8 and see if it'll work upto 5.0.
     
  18. Fire_Moose

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    Weird, I better ask this....

    My 9mm reloading book says a Max of 4.9gr bullseye with a 124gr bullet. How can it be so close to a 45 round?

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  19. ljnowell

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    Bullet weight, case capacity, etc, all impact that. There are lots of examples where a 9mm bullet would take more of a certain powder than a 45acp. Its just what it is. There is a lot more to it than the charge weight.
     
  20. Fire_Moose

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    I'm just doing a couple calibers so it kinda caught me off guard.

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    I use 4.7 grains of Bullseye for my plated loads and they do just fine.
     
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    Here is a scan from my Midway book.
     

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    5.0

    5.0 and a 230 gr. bullet is a classic load.
    Pete


    PS - Minor hijack here.
    I am with RC on this little irritant. It is not a matter of being PC; its a matter of knowing how to spell.
    The other one that irritates me is when people use caliber (a measurement) when they mean cartridge (an object). It boggles my mind that people who can be precise enough to tell you the OAL of a cartridge to three decimal places call the thing a caliber.
     
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    I don't remember the OAL but charge was 4.5gn & 5gn was kinda hard on the gun.
     
  25. Trent

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    I usually run 4.8gr of Bullseye in a progressive with 230 gr. It drops between 4.7 and 4.9 depending on the temperament of the press at the moment.

    On my Remington 230gr SWC match bullets (which are jacketed .452 and have to be seated deeper) I cut it down to 4.5gr, as the capacity is a little reduced.

    Those get a lot of mileage per pound, over 1500 loads per pound. :)
     
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