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How many use "The Load" in your rifles?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Palehorseman, Jan 26, 2010.

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  1. Palehorseman

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    I used 2400 for years but these days I'm really loving trailboss. Reasonable velocity, very gentle recoil and a distinct "paafff" on firing. Best of all it needs no filler and there's no real risk of a double charge. The only drawback is it gets used up too fast. FWIW, TB and similar powders were not available when "the load" was concocted.
     
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    I have used similar loads in the past but I've made a decision to NEVER do so again and here's why

    Easily 90% of the time when a KABOOM is reported with a centerfire rifle being completely destroyed the cause is a double charge of powder using a extremely low load fast density handgun propellant. Ive decided that I'm just not going open myself up to this possibility.
     
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    I noticed that the new Hodgdon Manual has a Trailboss load for .243 and it has sparked my curriosity. The only reason I would do it would be to save money on shooting, but I think I would only save about 7 or 8 cents per round by doing so. I think I would rather shoot normal loads but I'm interested in what other people have to say about it, and how do fillers work?
     
  5. Palehorseman

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    ["I used 2400 for years but these days I'm really loving trailboss"]

    I use quite a lot of Trail Boss too, good stuff, find it really really shines used in my .45 LC Kirst cylinder in the 1858 Remmy.

    But I started using 13 grains of Red Dot and cast boolits several years ago in 7.62x51 and 7.62x54 MN and find it is terrific for very economical light accurate loads. Both rifles are scout scoped and are great for busting running jackrabbits etc.
     
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    I use Red Dot in 30-30 and 6.5 Swede. I just LOVE the stuff with lead bullets!
     
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    i use unique in low-powered rifle loads, and h-4895 in deer-capable youth loads.
     
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    I had quite a few 110gr RN M1 Carbine bullets I shot with The Load out of my .308.
     
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    I like 173 gr. cast bullets and 12 grains of Red Dot in .30/30 rifles. It's a good range load for younger shooters.
     
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