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Using Trail Boss /w 44special

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by scrandall01215, Sep 13, 2015.

  1. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    So I want to use trail boss for 44spec. Using plated 240gr FP projectiles. (I have never used Trail Boss I know it's used a lot in Cowboy shooting and reduced load rounds)
    My question is is this safe since all the Trail Boss data I have found is for lead bullets. I have plated bullets and don't want to buy lead if I don't have to.
    And would I increase the load by a few 10ths of a grain since there plated and not lead.
    My objective is to get less felt recoil for my soon to be wife.

    Thanks for your input!!
    Stacy
     
  2. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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    My understanding is that Trail Boss is designed such that it will give low velocity loads with safe pressures with any projectile, with a full case (not compressed, but full).
     
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  3. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I've used trail boss in .357, 38 SPL, .44 mag, 45 colt, 45 acp, 45/70 with plated, jacketed, lead w/wo gas checks, all were 100% good to go :s0155:
    I don't use a chronograph so not 100% sure on velocities, but they were all mild recoil, fun to shoot loads :)
     
  4. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, that's what I thought! I just wanted a little confirmation.

    Stacy
     
  5. Rockys

    Rockys Clark county Member

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    Just a heads up trailboss stinks like someone pissed in an ash tray.