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Its good to be back. I really missed the forums when the site had computer problems. Now on to my question, has anyone done any work with Lil' Gun and the 45 Colt. The bullet I was thinking of using is the Cast Perf. 335gc. In load swap they have one load using Lil' Gun at 22.0 grains and the 335 bullet. Does that sound hot or not? The gun is a Ruger Blackhawk.
 

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"Bad Joke Friday" Dan (moderator emeritus)
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The following data for a 335gr. was copied from the Hodgdon web site. It lists the starting loads and max. loads. Please note the the Hodgdon folks list 20gr of Lil'GUN as max for this weight bullet. In a previous note, Marshall has indicated that BTB furnished the various LBT bullets for Hodgdon to test. The Hodgdon site indicated these loads were for the Ruger Blackhawk:

335 GR. WLN GC (Starting Loads)
DIA. .452
COL: 1.680"

H4227 20.0 1011 21,100 CUP

H110 20.5 1109 19,200 CUP

LIL'GUN 17.0 1052 20,100 CUP

335 GR. WLN GC(Maximum Loads)
DIA. .452
COL: 1.680"

H4227 22.5C 1155 28,300 CUP

H110 23.5 1240 28,000 CUP

LIL'GUN 20.0 1206 29,600 CUP

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From the data that you have provided it looks like 22 grains would be too hot. Thanks for the info. Thats why I wanted to check with other Beartooth people. I remember a load for the Marlin 1894 in 44 magnum with the 300 grain xtp. I don't remember the exact numbers, but I started a couple grains under the recomemded load. Even at my reduced starting point, the load was too hot, very hard extraction. I can't imagine what would have happened if I used the recomended load. Just goes to show all guns are different and what one gun will take some others won't.
 

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I'm sure pleased to see you're inclined to take a reasonable approach. I learned my lesson the hard way by seriously damaging a $1000 revolver. 20grs. for 1200 fps with a 335 grain bullet should kinda do the trick anyway, so not much of a sacrifice !!

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