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Hello to all, & Happy Thanksgiving! A while back I bought some of Marshall's 280GR WFNGC Sledghammers & he gave me a recommendation with this powder, but I don't remember the min-max charge weights. I'm thinkin he went up to 23 or 24grs max. Has anyone used this powder/bullet combo? I could use a little feedback. BTW, I'm using a Puma '92-20", and an Armi San Marco '92-24". Thanx for the help. jjd45
 

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Don't know about Marshall's loads, but I've used the "Hank Williams Jr" load for years.

That load is a mag primer, 21.0 H4227 and a 255 SWCL. It gives me right at 1000 fps from a 4 5/8" revolver. I have fired a few from a carbine, and did not chrono them, but they slammed the informal targets I used.

That load, BTW, pretty much fills the case right to the base of the bullet. I don't think you could get more (if any) under a heavier bullet.
 

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Thanx Rocky, I'll do that.
243Dave........there is no longer an "H" version Dave. All we have now is the IMR version. I'm told that Hodgdon, who is the company offering it, regards them as one in the same. I understand it's now made in either Canada or Australia for Hodgdon, & has been colored to look like H to mollify the former H4227 users. jjd45
 

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My favorite carbine load is my 300 gr. Hornady XTP magnum with 21 gr. Reloader7 or the 250 gr. XTP with 23 gr. Reloader7. I use CCI large rifle primers and they really reach out with some authority, but barely kick in my 6 lb Buffalo Classic carbine with a 20" barrel. I'm using them on whitetails this year. They only thing I do special is use an orange sharpie and color the primer and a ring on the bullet to make sure I don't load them into my blackhawk and I keep them in a separate orange bullet case. It doesn't hurt the blackhawk, but the 5.5" barrel doesn't allow the powder to all burn, so you get a good flash. ;)
 

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jjd45 is correct: they don't make H4227 any more. If you have a jug of it, however, the load data I quoted will work with either. (I have used both.)
 

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I've also used both with similar result. H4227 has been around for a long time. I've had excellent results with it, although I think it burns a little on the dirty side. Magnum primers have helped a bit with this. IMR4227 works well in my 38sp, 357, 44sp, 44mag and 45LC. I use it in my .44mag puma 92 when I can't get No9.
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