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I have searched all of my sources, and cannot find a load for the BTB 425 WLNGC, or anything close to it, using H4198, for my 1895. There are some trapdoor loads listed that give about 1400fps, but I would like to get to 1800 or better for hunting.

Here is the question for the "wise ones" out there: would it be safe to use a starting load that gives 1850 with the Speer 400gr flat point as a starting load for the 425 cast? I have heard that cast lead bullets give less pressure than copper bullets of the same weight. Is this true?

Does anyone have a load using H4198 for the BTB 425?

Thanks,

Joe
 

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The Hodgdon site shows 46gr of H4198 gives 1850fps at 29,500 cup and 50.5 gives 2000 at 39,400 behind the Speer 400 gr FP. I should be able to get 1800 from a 425 gr cast lead bullet with the same powder. I just need a recipe, and would rather consult the "wise ones" than try to work it up myself. I have several pounds of H4198, and don't feel the need for any other powder in the 45/70.

Joe
 
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