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    Default 360 grain 45LC TrueShot hardcast load info wanted

    Hi. My first post. Amigo Will suggested I should join. Anyhoo...
    I am requesting load info using H-110 powder to shoot 360 grain LBT hardcast bullets out of my Ruger
    Silverhawk 45LC 5.5 inch barreled Bisley-gripped revolver. Any suggestions for a starter load? Max load?
    Thank you.

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    Howdy. What's a Ruger Silverhawk

    Sounds like you're really meaning a Ruger New Model Blackhawk (?). If so, Hodgdon has H-110 data for a 260 grain cast bullet on their site. http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/
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    360 grains or 260 grains?

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    Three sixty grainers. Laser-Cast has them in their TrueShot bullet selection.
    Regarding a Silverhawk, its an unofficial name for a stainless Blackhawk.
    I also call my Target Gray Super Redhawk as a Grayhawk.
    Adds a bit of enjoyment to the game. Didn't mean to confuse anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swmn View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Hodgdon has H-110 data for a 260 grain cast bullet on their site. http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/
    360 grains or 260 grains?
    Sorry, that was a dyslexia typo on my part. Hodgdon does have a load for a 360...
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    Thanks for the info.
    I checked with Hogdon and they recommend 18 grains as a starting point. 21 is max.
    I do appreciate it guys. Thanks.

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    OP, since you maybe getting bullets from Oregon Trail Bullets, send them an e-mail and they will sent you a copy of their load data. In the mean time the data that I have from Oregon Trail Bullets is:
    360g, .452GC
    H110 starting load 18.5 velocity-1077; MAX LOAD 20.5 grains velocity 1221 OAL 1.655
    W296 starting load 19.5 grains velocity-1113; MAX LOAD 21.5 grains velocity-1223 OAL 1.655
    WARNING; These loads exceed factory standards and are ONLY to be used in Ruger and Freedom Arms in good condition. It is recommended that guns be inspected by a competent gun smith.

    Proceed with caution, but have fun. I have shot bullets from Oregon Trails for several years and have been very happy with them.

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    AK Bearcat... Thanks for the information. 18.5 grain H-110 starting load. 20.5 max load.
    Unfortunately no gunsmith in town. Revolver is in excellent condition, I'm not too concerned. Just waiting on the dies.

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