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Reduced Trail Boss Loads

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Killcreek, Jul 15, 2012.

  1. Killcreek

    Killcreek New Member

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    Has anyone here played with Trail Boss powder for reduced velocity loads? TRAIL BOSS POWDER IS THE ONLY POWDER RECOMMENDED FOR THIS.

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    This is my honeys new deer rifle. It is a Browning BLR with a scout mounted Sightron red dot scope in .243 Winchester. She and I just loaded up a bunch of plinking loads using Trail Boss powder and all I can say is WOW!. 8 GRAINS gives you 1050 feet per second. Loading data is available at Hodgdons Loading Data. Loads are available up to about 1600 fps, for starting kids, women, and timid people. The 1050 fps loads have zero recoil in this rifle. If you are starting kids or wives, a can of this powder is a good place to start.
  2. jack404

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    i do light loads on occasions but i make my own powder so say

    PFFFFTTTTTT!!!! ( read as a dummy being spat across a room )

    to that

    make your own and taylor to your needs

    but!!! one thing i will say

    beware of light loads and friction

    the force a projectile goes up the barrel with may not be enough to clear the barrel and so you may have a obstructed barrel , CHECK EVERY SHOT.. in case eh

    i've noticed the saboted rounds will get stuck while ball wont and jacketed rounds are the worst

    cheers
  3. Killcreek

    Killcreek New Member

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    These loads are from the Hodgdons loading data page, and are generating about 27,000 on the pressure, so they should be completely safe. The upper end loads are running about 38,000 according to the charts.
  4. jack404

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    the loads safe enough its the by product of the load thats the worry

    do check your bore after light loads in case , it may never happen

    but a blockage in your bore you dont need
  5. Killcreek

    Killcreek New Member

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    That would be a revolting development, for sure.
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    JLA Well-Known Member

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    I use 10 gr in the .243 to firelap. It is a nice soft load that makes a painstaking break in process a little more tolerable.
  7. Killcreek

    Killcreek New Member

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    I'm going to test this load here in my yard,,,some 50 yard plinkin. I think it just might be an ideal load for stray critters, and really quiet too. When I get these loads shot up, I'm going to up the dosage a wee bit to see where any felt recoil comes in.

    We shot the first batch at night, and they do make a nice little muzzle flame. :)
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