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Ruger Bisley Blackhawk 5.5" barrel. Will be shooting 250 gr XTP bullet. Available powders on hand:H110,Longshot, Titegroup,Lilgun,Universal. Looking for the most accurate load based on your experiences. Would like something in the 1000-1100 fps velocity. Running out of time deer season right around the corner. Out of my typical 255SWC bullets. Only bullet available locally (without ordering) is the XTP. FYI, I have had great results with the 255 SWC Hardcast with 21 grains lilgun. Looking for that mythical "magic load" with the XTP. Please help.
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I agree with Carpe Diem on the LongShot choice. Even 9 gr of TiteGroup or 10.5 gr of Universal would fall right in the OP's velocity window and give much less recoil and blast, with likely improved accuracy as well.
Kosh, that's a very good post. If you shoot the big stuff, 44-45 calibers, then the only two powders you really need are Herco and 2400. There are lots of other good powders around (I've had really good success with Silhouette), but these two oldies will get everything done, from 700-1500 fps, with very good to great accuracy. Herco is a little slower and a little bulkier and a little cleaner burning than Unique, all of which are good by me. It's also usually easier to find where I live, and cheaper too. 2400 is very accurate in all my revolvers, and makes a decent "download" powder for rifles as well.
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