Load Development Software

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by roo_ster, Aug 29, 2006.

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  1. roo_ster

    roo_ster Member

    Oct 2, 2003

    Which is the best load development software out today?

    Something that would provide estimated pressure, velocity, etc.

    IMR Trail Boss powder
    .455" 250gr Remington swaged LRNFP bullet
    Large Pistol primer
    .45ACP brass

    Stoke my Webley MK VI (with shaved cylander) with a low-pressure load that comes close to the .455 Webley load of 265 LRNHB bullet at ~650fps.

    Why These Components?
    I already use Trail Boss in .357mag & .44mag, have plenty of .45ACP brass. The Remington .455 250gr swaged LRNFP are about the cheapest bullets that have been know to work well in the Webley MKVI.


    I guess the day had to come. I want to shoot a powder/bullet/primer combination for which there is no data. I would like some sort of sanity check before I start putting components together and I hope to use such software in addition to the 10 or so reloading manuals I own. I am familiar with IMR's online load data.

    I own a chrony and know how to use it as a further check.


    The Virginian at
    has developed a similar load using (not Universal) Clays. I have no desire to use yet another quick-burning powder.
  2. 454shooter

    454shooter Member

    May 28, 2006
    Hi Bud,
    There's "Quick Load".
    It does the pressure and velocity from a given grains of powder. Pistol to rifle cartridges, with bullet weights. Plus, you can add your own.
    there is also a PDF manual you can print out for reference.
    2 downsides: you can't make copies of the CD, and it's pricey:
    about $ 150.00. The guy that sells this is in Benecia,CA.
    I'll try to find the URL.And get back to you.
    OK, it's http://www.neconos.com/
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