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Reloader 7 in pistol cartridge?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by epijunkie67, Jun 14, 2006.

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  1. epijunkie67

    epijunkie67 Member

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    I've been wondering about this and thought I'd get some feedback. I've got some Reloader 7 downstairs and I've been thinking about trying it in some of the larger cased pistol cartridges I've got. Specifically 357 mag, 41 mag, and 45 colt. I found one published load for the 357 on the internet but it calls for more powder than the case should be able to hold so I don't know about that.

    The burn rate for R7 is only a little slower than for H4227 which is used in all those rounds. And there is load data for R7 in the 45-70 and other "fat bullet" cartridges. In my case all three of these rounds would be fired from a carbine rifle of at least 18".

    Does this fall into the catagory of "Bad Idea" or just "Ineffective Idea"?
     
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    Anybody?
     
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    I have thought of using it in a 460 S&W Magnum but haven't seen any load data for it yet. It seems to me to be a logical choice.
     
  4. epijunkie67

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    I wrote the company and asked this question. They said it wasn't the "recommended choice" and suggested I stick to blue dot or 2400.
     
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