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Hello everyone,
I just wondered what some of you are using for a heavy 45 load, and in what. I am currently having great luck with 335 gr hard cast over 19 grains of 2400, in starline brass. I have been using this load in my Winchester 94. I thought I would see what everyone else is using to see if there might be a better recipe. <!--emo&:)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=':)'><!--endemo-->
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Currently I'm working on heavy loads in a Colt Anaconda, six inch. I've been using 17 of 2400  grains behind a 300 grain cast slug with fair results. I had thought to up the powder charge to 18 and see how that does.
From what I've been reading H110/296 might be a better choice. I've got an order in for some H110 from TnT, that I'll work up later this spring.
A buddy and I are going down to South Carolina on a hog hunt. I want something that will do a good job of stopping the pig.
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Here are some links to sources for heavy 45 Colt loads:

http://www.sixgunner.com/linebaugh/dissolving.htm
http://homepages.infoseek.com/~singleaction45/ruger.html
<a href="http://homepages.infoseek.com/~singleaction45/gunnotes.htm

There" target="_blank">http://homepages.infoseek.com/~singleaction45/gunnotes.htm

There</a> are also a bunch of archived pages on the sixgunner site by Paco Kelly that list heavy 45 Colt loads. (Paco likes 2400 while Linebaugh prefers H110/WW296.) These loads are mostly for Ruger revolvers, and they warn against using them in other guns. Of course, your mileage may vary...
 

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I know I certainly prefer the H110, I used to use 296, they say that they are both the same but when 296 went up &#361.50 a can more than H110 I switched.
And personally I am glad that I did.  The same loads are given better groups, could be that I am becoming a better shot who knows.

The H110 does burn a lot cleaner but it also needs some good resistance to burn right (heavy bullet--good crimp-and hot primer)
And for the reduced loads I have had great success with Titegroup in all bullet ranges, from 250 up to 360.
Good luck and God Bless
 

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Hi folks,

It has been brought to my attention that some of the links I posted above no longer work. Google was able to figure out where they went. Try these:

http://www.singleaction45.com/gunnotes.htm#bullet
<a href="http://www.singleaction45.com/ruger.htm

There" target="_blank">http://www.singleaction45.com/ruger.htm

There</a> are a bunch of other articles (including the Dissolving the Myth article by Linebaugh) at this site too.
<a href="http://www.singleaction45.com/

Best" target="_blank">http://www.singleaction45.com/

Best</a> regards,  Bill
 
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