Favorite 375 JDJ hunting load?

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I picked up a Contender in 375 JDJ (SSK barrel with rib & SSK brake. My dream gun for years) and am looking to put together some moose/bear loads.
I know 4895 & H322 were the powders JD recomended but both have been impossible to come by for me.
Anyone ever try BLC2? I found one load for an Encore carbine... Figure their starting load would be a safe place to sttart.

Whats your favorite hunting load?
 

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I have "The Complete Reloading Manual for the TC Contender" and it is incomplete in that it doesn't cover that round. I have barrels for 30/30, .357 Maximum, .44 Mag., .445 Super mag. Fun gun to shoot.
 

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Hodgdon #26 lists B2C2 for 220 gr bullets. Other powders for other weights.

Horn. 4th ed. lists 375 JDJ loads.

Accurate #1 lists 375 JDJ loads.
 

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I picked up a Contender in 375 JDJ (SSK barrel with rib & SSK brake. My dream gun for years) and am looking to put together some moose/bear loads.
I know 4895 & H322 were the powders JD recomended but both have been impossible to come by for me.
Anyone ever try BLC2? I found one load for an Encore carbine... Figure their starting load would be a safe place to sttart.

Whats your favorite hunting load?

Just pick something in between. I've always had good luck with Accurate Powders. H322 was my go to powder for 223 in my Contender with a 14" barrel. I could cover a group with a dime. H335 always left some unburnt powder behind. Back in the late 80's I could get MilSurp for under $5 a pound at the local gun store in Hodgon 1 pound plastic jugs.

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Over on the Savage Shooters Forum they created a subforum, Break-Action Pistols, and there is a discussion on the 375JDJ.
I'm sure they can give some handy advice.
 

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I picked up a Contender in 375 JDJ (SSK barrel with rib & SSK brake. My dream gun for years) and am looking to put together some moose/bear loads.
I know 4895 & H322 were the powders JD recomended but both have been impossible to come by for me.
Anyone ever try BLC2? I found one load for an Encore carbine... Figure their starting load would be a safe place to sttart.

Whats your favorite hunting load?
Can you chronograph your loads?
 

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