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Accurate powders for 454 Casull

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by pinne65, Jan 1, 2013.

  1. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I've stuck to Alliant 2400 and Unique (45 LC) by habit mostly I guess, because it was the first powders suggested to me. But I find 2400 seems to be burning a lot outside the barell (see my profile pic) and Unique seems to be dirty and leaves unburnt powder. (I'm using Blue Dot for my 10mm and have been happy with it so far)

    A little while ago I got hold of an Accurate powders reloading manual online and got really impressed with their velocity claims. (3rd column from the right).

    Anyone with experience of reloading Accurate powders care to comment on whether it lives up to these claims, pros / cons of using it...

    TIA!

    454 Casull
    Barrel: 7.5" ■ Twist: 1-24" ■ Primer:CCI 400 ■ Bullet Dia.: .452"
    POWDER,BULLET wt., BULLET MAKE, START grains, START velocity, MAX grains, MAX veolocity, MAX PSI, COL
    Jacketed Bullets:
    No.9 240 SIE JHC 28.8 1,678 32.0 1,884 47,090 1.685
    No.9 300 HDY XTP 24.8 1,494 27.5 1,691 55,410 1.740
    4100 240 SIE JHC 28.6 1,639 31.8 1,822 42,601 1.735
    4100 260 NOS PART 26.8 1,559 29.8 1,733 52,698 1.735
    4100 300 NOS PART 25.0 1,448 27.8 1,609 50,629 1.750
    5744 240 SIE JHC 27.9 1,363 31.0 1,484 30,800 1.685
    5744 300 HDY XTP 23.4 1,134 26.0 1,275 32,630 1.740
    1680 240 SIE JHP 32.4 1,498 36.0 1,702 42,200 1.705
    1680 250 HDY XTP 33.3 1,547 37.0 1,758 49,100 1.700
    1680 300 HDY XTP 30.2 1,403 33.5 1,594 49,600 1.765
    Lead Bullets
    4100 335 CP WLNGC 23.2 1,363 25.8 1,515 52,550 1.760
    4100 370 CP WLNGC 21.4 1,245 23.8 1,384 47,477 1.770
    4100 395 CP WLNGC 19.7 1,181 21.8 1,312 47,576 1.770
    5744 250 LC RN FP 26.1 1,347 29.0 1,531 37,100 1.750
    5744 255 LC SWC 25.2 1,315 28.0 1,500 40,200 1.705
    5744 300 MCB WP FB 24.3 1,260 27.0 1,432 45,500 1.690
    1680 300 LC FP 27.0 1,229 30.0 1,397 33,700 1.690
     
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  2. BANE

    BANE Battle Ground WA. Well-Known Member

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    Im wanting to start Reloading for my 454 casull i have freedom Arms in a 5" and 7.5" barrels.
    thanks.. your list will be a great start for me too if i find more info ill let you know.
     
  3. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    Good luck with the reloading BANE. I'll be really interested in hearing how it works out for you.

    I should probably have posted the link to the reloading manual rather than posting the load data just in case I somehow managed to mix things up. So here it is: http://www.accuratepowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/accurate_load_data_3.5.pdf.

    The only problems seems to be finding the powders locally. My go-to store BI-Mart don't carry them any more.