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5 years 34 weeks ago, 10:40 PM


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Oct 2008
Hamburg, NY

I finally recieved my 450 Bushmaster dies. Could not get any factory 250 Grain XTP's so I used a 230 HP. Same powder charge. Gonna try going out to 200 yards.
Also, is there a danger in loading a .451 in a .452 recipe? should .001" make a difference dor safety.
I am assuming.....that with a light bullet with the same charge the bullet should have a flatter trajectory than the heavier bullet.
Let me know what yall think

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5 years 34 weeks ago, 4:18 PM


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Nov 2008
Richland, MO, United States

I assume you are using jacketed rounds. Use the rounds intended for the caliber. Loading a smaller round will lead to lower pressures, lower velocity, and reduced accuracy. Safety won't be too much of an issue using a smaller round, but I can't imagine you bought the 450 bushmaster for a plinker.

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