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· The Hog Whisperer (Administrator)
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Jack, you need a copy of Ken Water's Pet Loads, or a Rifle/Handloader from March 1982.  He's got quite a write up on the .405.

A factory Winchester 300 grain load was reported to achieve 2300 fps.  So you should be able to get this easily with a good quality cast bullet.

Ken sure likes RL-7 in this cartridge.  He also reports that .41 Mag bullets give good results.  So... if I were you I'd start with the heaviest weight .41 Mag bullet you can find, 250 grains? 265 grains?  and go from there.

Best of luck.  There have been some other recent articles on the .405 but I can't remember off the top of my head where they are.
 

· The Hog Whisperer (Administrator)
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Hey Jack, good luck and if the bullet doens't quite work out for OAL, use the Lee factory crimp die and crimp where you want.  Good tip from Marshall's .444 articles.
 
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