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How about your favorite guns and loads please! Mine is a 5.5"redhawk 41magnum with one of marshall's 280g on top of 21g of h110 for 1300fps. Maybe one of these days I will actually get to take a deer or bear with it. They seem to vacate the woods when I have that gun in tow.   doug
 

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Doug,

You know that this is an unfair question... we all have multiple favorites!

Well here's my best game harvesting load:

Marlin 444 BTB .432"-330gLFNGCDCG/56.0g H335/WLPP/Rem Brass/C.O.L. 2.53" /2225 fps

Crimp with Lee Factory Crimp Die.  Superbly accurate, feeds in all .444's, both Marlin and Winchester.

Obnoxious to shoot, and very deadly upon arrival.

Enough said!

God Bless,

Marshall
 

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My favorite .44 Magnun load is one Marshall suggestrd...250 gr 44 LFN / 13.7 grs AA5 @ 1200/1300 fps out of 7 1/2 barrel.
Last count was nine deer so far this year(I think) with this load @ ranges 40 to 75 yards- D(ead)O(n)B(ullet)A(rrival) deer went between 0 and 15 yards..Most broadside, with a couple of quarter shots. WHAT MORE COULD YOU ASK! Oh Yes..one was with the bullet in a Hornady Green Sabot/100 grs Elephant Brand FFg in A TC Encore.
Best Regards from Old Town Hammock....James
 

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28.0 gr of H-110 behind  a BTB 310 WLNGC for 1400 fps out of my little ole .45 Colt Redhawk with a 5 1/2" barrel. Quite the little handful but very accurate!
35.0 gr H-110 behind the same bullet for 1700 fps out of my .454 Super Redhawk and just under 1" at 25 yds.
This gun and bullet has given me two nice deer this year, one at 30 yds and the other at 115 yds. Cant wait to try it on something  bigger!

God Bless

Chris
 

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As of now I do not have a favorite load. As soon as I get caught up with work, probably around March, as I do snow removal. And In Jackson Hole, one thing we can depend on is snow. But then I will be trying a load for my 375 H&H that Marshal suggested. Once i do i will get back to you all and to Marshall. Happy New Year to everyone.
 

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here are some that i shoot most.
454casull, 300wfngc/10gr/w231/@1000fps. 15gr/hs6/1175fps. 32gr/w296/1600fps.    475 linebaugh 400grwfn/9gr/w231/925fps. 15gr/hs6/1150fps. 27.5gr/w296/1440fps. 420gr lfngc/9gr/w231/900fps. 13.5gr/hs6/1025fps. 15.5gr/hs6/1135fps. 26.5gr/w296/1400fps. 454casull,340grwfngc/13gr/hs6/1100fps. 29gr/w296/1525fps. and lots more. 454 LOADS ARE USING, WIN BRASS AND PRIMERS, AND 475 IS USING BBA CASES AND WIN PRIMERS AS WELL AS CCI350s. JIM.                                                                              
 

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This is for Brian Carlson: No Brian this is not a 5-shot .45 it is a standard .45 Colt Redhawk with the 6-shot cylinder. It shoots this load into 1 1/2" at 25 yds. These Redhawks are very strong, alot stronger than a typical Blackhawk, and I know lots of people who take those guns up to 1300fps with a 300gr cast bullet. And as I stated one of the most popular sixgun smiths on these boards said I could take that gun and load up to 30.0 gr of H-110! Personally I won't take it that far, it really is not needed. A 310gr LBT going 1400fps is more than enough to take down just about anything.

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For Chris Gage. Thanks for the clarification. I had no idea the Redhawk was that much stronger than the Blackhawk. I had an older Blackhawk and shot 300 grain hard cast bullets with 24.5 H110 for 1350 fps and figured I had better not go further. Who is the gunsmith you mentioned? I am now working with a 7.5" Ruger Bisley 45 Colt 6 shot and the Beartooth 340 gc using 21.0 grains of H110. Accuracy from sandbag rest with 2x scope is about 1" at 25 yards. I do not know what the velocity is. I hope to try Marshall's new 345 gc soon. Regards, Brian C.
 

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For Brian:
The Gunsmith was Mr. Linebaugh himself. He is a very interesting man to talk to to say the least!

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Chris
 

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Don't use this unless you have a FA revolver, and it is listed as max in it.
.454 Casull
355 gr. LBT LWNGC .452 bullet
31.5 gr. H110
CCI SRM #450 primers
1793 fps.
Cases drop from chamber under their own weight.
2.5" five-shot groups at 150 yards.
Awesome!
 

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38 Spl, 5.5 gr. Unique Lee 140 swc. for 3/4 " @ 50 yds. 45 Colt 14.8 gr. Blue Dot Lee 252 swc. for 7/8" @ 50 yds. 454 Casull 23 gr. H110 Lee 457X340 sized to .4525 21 gr. H110 for 8" @ 100 yds. 45/70 Lee 340 54 gr. Re7, Lee 405 46 gr. IMR 3031, Lee 408 HB 55 gr. 1 F Grafs B.P. 7mm Mauser 168 HPBT 46 gr. H4831sc for coyotes as far as I can see them. 458 WinMag 350 Hornady 74 gr. IMR 3031 Its just a good feeling, good shooting, reaching out there load for stopping run away forklifts and frieghttrains.
 

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An almost 14 year old thread. Boy, you guys are digging deep, aren't you! :eek:
 

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The date of each post is just above the person's name, FYI.
 

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Please save all posts

Most of my guns are 50yrs old or more, so the info in......----- besides what's so old about 14yrs? :)

kids.......:mad:
 

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My favorite load is for my .243. 42.5grs of IMR4895 behind a 58gr Hornady vmax. It's not the fastest load, but it is the most accurate I've seen. It will put shots through the same hole at 100 yards if I do my part and hold steady. It's a great load for prairie dog hunting. Really flat shooting and I've taken shots with it out to 300 yards so far.
As far as handguns go, the only powder I can get as of the last few years is bullseye. I've tried it in 9mm, .45gap, .45auto, and .40s&w and .357sig. I've stuck with it on the .45gap and .45auto exclusively. It also works decent in the 9mm as well. But my favorite handgun load would have to be (with limited resources) a .45G.A.P 185gr Hornady HAP bullet from midwayUSA, with 6.1gr of bullseye. It's extremely accurate and consistent, but shoots extremely dirty.

And yeah, it's an old thread, but I guess it's still a good one for someone to comment on it this far down the road?
 

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.41 Mag 210/215 LSWC with 9 grs of Unique for around 1000 fps.

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