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case capacity

Postby kermit hunter » Wed Jul 29, 2020 5:31 pm

Does anyone have reliable info for grains of water in 450bushmaster case? I see that 460 is listed at 58.4-60 gr
Wanting to compare for load development
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Re: case capacity

Postby PRKL8R » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:47 pm

Seems I recall that Hornady brass held 60grs. and Starline maybe 61 to overflow. Somebody check me if am wrong.
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Re: case capacity

Postby Al in Mi » Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:12 am

Im getting 58gr on a new 450 Hornady case.

A 460 case is 3gr more.
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Re: case capacity

Postby kermit hunter » Thu Jul 30, 2020 9:18 pm

Thanks guys
I see alot of data for .451dia projectiles with success
I haven't tried any to be opinionated initial thoughts are to stay with .452 I'm wanting to get above a 250gr ftx same ole same ole ho hum load. Preferably fmj 275-300ishgr
I'm not interested in a "match" load or touching holes kind of pattern. 2"-3" groups or less is good in my world. Looking for BIG conetic energy less than 100 yrds.
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Re: case capacity

Postby Bmt85 » Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:13 pm

I played with pistol bullets a little bit. I tried a few different 230gr, they did ok for just blasting ammo. I also tried Sierra 230 FMJ (which are .4515) and Nosler 230 FMJ flat points (have a longer bearing surface). They showed more potential, but I didn't try to dial them in, and they were more expensive. Haven't played with pistol bullets in a quite while because I still have some 225 FTX pulldowns that I picked up for cheap.

My opinion, if you get close to the price of the 225 FTX, just get the FTX, unless of course you have a need for a FMJ.
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Re: case capacity

Postby kermit hunter » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:43 pm

Haven't tried any 225gr but see alot of positive results. Looking for expansion with kinetic energy with retention at modest velocity so as not to have pass thru so fmj is just what I was tumbling around in my head. I really like the heaviest grain projectile that I can come up with for just about all calibers. I'll give up velocity to a certain point. And I'm not wanting to start any new threads on that subject cause that seems to be an endless debate.
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