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    Default 405 winchester

    New guy here who just discovered this forum while searching for data for cast bullet loads for Ruger #1 405 Win. I've already PMed "Murphy" and "Ruger*1 nut" to pick their brains about this. I realize this is not a new topic for some of you and regret the redundancy. Any guidance from others is requested and appreciated. ( I'm a member of the Cast Bullet forum and posted the same request there.)

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    Default 405 WCF data

    Which bullet are you using? I've sent some of the local ACE bullet (293gr) downrange but they seemed to be tumbling from my rifle at 50yds.

    My preference is for the Barnes TSX bullets so far...they seem to be the most accurate out of the five different bullets that I've shot. The only one comparable was the hornady spire point factory load.

    Do a search on the forum for the 405 and you'll find more info about the different bullets available.

    Have fun and let us know what the heck you are going to shoot down there in TN with the 405WCF!

    IceKing02

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    Default Dan is the Man..

    The bullet man that is. He will make you anything and everything that will work perfectly for your 405. He is a bullet pro and he is a specialist for cast loads for rifles and he routine loads and test loads for forty caliber rifles. Your Ruger will probably like .412" bullets but for higher velocity loads he sizes them for a tighter fit and that works so much better. I gained 500 fps by letting him tell me what size to shoot. The 412" sized bullets I used were good, accurate loads but for real advances in bullet performance, listen to the man. I also gave up my beloved RL-7 powder for the 405 and went to the slower H4895 and filled the case.

    If you are within driving distance of Delta Junction, you need to go spend some time with him and listen to a man who is a walking encylopedia of cast bullet knowledge.
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    Beefan,

    Shoot me a PM if you still are looking for fresh recipes.....I found more and would be happy to share...

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    IceKing,

    I too reside in Tenn. and enjoy shooting the 405 WCF at all fair game in season! There is no such thing as "too dead"....!

    The mystique of the 405 WCF round is what attracted me - not the chance to lob a small potato downrange at less than magnum velocities....

    My dream reamins to take the 405 along with my 300 Win and 338 Win to alaska and shoot one of those extra-large critters walking around in the Delta......

    Good luck and good shooting!

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    Murphy,

    What size did Dan convince you was most advantageous? will you pass along Dan's contact info???

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruger*1nut View Post
    Murphy,

    What size did Dan convince you was most advantageous? will you pass along Dan's contact info???
    For the older guns you'll need to slug the bore and go at least .001" larger. The No.1 Ruger shoots his .412" guite well at 2000 fps for the 350 grain gas check bullet. The 450-400 is supposed to be a .410 groove barrel, I didn't slug it but it digest the 350 and 400, sized .412", grain without a hitch.
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