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Lads,
Having some consternation getting a good load for deer hunting this fall. Between my "buddy" Art Ritis and some upcoming cataract surgery I find I need a lighter rifle/load combo to reduce recoil.
Loads I've shot in my Henry (250gr Hornady XTP w/13.0gr Blue Dot, WW LPP's) have given me inconsistent accuracy. Recoil is acceptable, I think.
I won't be taking shots over 75yds, maybe less, scoped from a steady rest.
I'm having a problem finding loads for a suitable copper/lead HP bullet around 200 or so grains - hoping for more speed and terminal performance.
Can't seem to find the right recipe in the reloading manuals I've checked, so looking to you good folks for advice.
I've got time to do some reloading, so a variety of loads will give me lots of play time.
Alternate guns are 243's and TC 44mag pistol - rough on the hand.

Thanks,
Mike


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I used a uberti lever gun for a bit in 45 colt. I did unique loads with a 185 Sierra and dumped a few deer under 50 yards
 
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http://www.sixguns.com/tests/tt45lc.htm

Sort through that.

I know a lot of folks like blue dot. I tried it early on when I started moving towards cast. My findings with it, it is very position sensitive.
If you have any of those loads left try this. When a cartridge is in the chamber, raise the muzzle and bump the fore end with the heel of your hand. Then easy back down on to the rest and let one fly. If the powder charge is forward in the case they will strike drastically low.
YMMV


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Hopefully mellonhead or 6shot we'll see this and reply. I'm sure the two of them have shot about every combination known to man in the 45 Colt...


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I use the same load in my Marlin lever gun as I do in my revolvers. My favorite all time 45 Colt powder is HS6. I load 13 grains of HS6 under a 265 grain LFN style cast bullet. I get 1300 fps with the 20” barrel on my Marlin. It is very accurate and I have taken a bunch of deer with it from 30-125 yards.


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What's a good load for a 270 saa bullet??

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I really like the same 13 grains of HS6 under the 270 SAA. I shot that load for years until I dumbed into this 260 grain LFN. It only slightly edges the SAA bullet for accuracy. I really like the SAA bullet. I shot my biggest buck to date with it. Used the 270 SAA over 13 gr of HS6. Used a S&W model 25-9 with a 4” barrel. Shot was 65 yards hard quartering away. The bullet broke the right rear leg and broke the left front exiting.

All that from a 275 gr. lead bullet going 960 fps.


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Forgot to mention that the Marlin really likes that load also.


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