Any favorite Trail Boss plinking/target loads?

backroadsrambler
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 10:19 (17 days ago)

Have little experience with Trail Boss and would appreciate any info. Thank you & Happy Easter!

Oops - .45 Colt!

backroadsrambler
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 10:20 (17 days ago) @ backroadsrambler

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Like JT Said. And the same load for all cartridges

Blake
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 11:39 (17 days ago) @ backroadsrambler

Regardless of bullet weight or caliber. To the base of the seated bullet with out compressing the powder.

FILL THE CASE TO THE

JT
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 10:32 (17 days ago) @ backroadsrambler

BOTTOM OF THE BULLET WITH NO COMPRESSION

Thank you Sir!

backroadsrambler
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 10:36 (17 days ago) @ JT

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Using Pyrodex in straight wall revolvers

WB
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 13:32 (17 days ago) @ JT

do you treat it like BP and completely fill the case also?! I'd sure think you would. I know it can be dangerous to have an "air gap" with normal BP. I've always just used the same volume with Pyrodex and 777.

You can compress 777 and Pyrodex a little

steve todd
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 16:22 (17 days ago) @ WB

Just like black powder. Triple 7 recommends 3f for cartridge loading and not more than .1" of compression. I hope I'm remembering correctly.

That 777 is HOT STUFF! Added 200 fps to my C&B

WB
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 19:18 (17 days ago) @ steve todd

Ruger loads using the same volume as Pyrodex P. I kid you not. I've been buying up the local Pyrodex a pound every pay day, not hogging it. No one wants it at $20 a pound. No one has 777 around here but it's advertised at $30 a pound. Same volume so same shots per pound.

I hope to order a "cap maker tool" and a couple kits of priming mixture for enough to do 4k percussion caps. Then I can have guilt free BP shooting. I just about feel reckless shooting up my centerfire, rimfire ammo with all the chaos beginning with open borders and infringing or more accurately "forfeiting" freedoms. The balloon may very well go up one day if the Lord tarries. I'm enjoying scheming with black powder guns at the moment. Things are slower, less shots, more quality in the experience, and less guilt in depleting the home defense supplies.

.45 COLT LOADS. 777 WAS NOT YET

JT
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 21:57 (17 days ago) @ WB

AVAILABLE WHEN THESE TEST WERE DONE;

7-1/2" BARREL 35.0 GRS BY VOLUME
GOEX FFg 872 FPS
GOEX FFFg 919 FPS

Test-Fire: Ruger Stainless Steel Old Army x 8”
Bullet Powder Load MV 5 Shots/20 Yards
.457 RB Goex BP FFg 30 gr. 680 fps 1-1/4”
35 gr. 816 fps 1”
40 gr. 870 fps 1-5/8”
Goex BP FFFg 30 gr. 868 fps 1-1/8”
35 gr. 949 fps 2-1/8”
40 gr 959 fps 1-3/4”
Goex BP CTG 30 gr. 693 fps 1”
35 gr. 746 fps 1”
40 gr. 920 fps 1-1/2”
.457 RB Hodgdon’s Pyrodex P 30 gr. 706 fps 2-1/4”
35 gr. 967 fps 3/4"
40 gr. 1,117 fps 2”.457 RB
Hodgdon’s Pyrodex P 30 gr. 706 fps 2-1/4”
35 gr. 967 fps 3/4"
40 gr. 1,117 fps 2”
Hodgdon’s Pyrodex Select
30 gr. 651 fps 1-1/4”
35 gr. 797 fps 3/4"
40 gr. 1,045 fps 1-3/8”
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LOAD BY VOLUME USING A BP MEASURE

JT
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Sunday, April 04, 2021, 17:06 (17 days ago) @ WB

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I like the max load Hodgdon lists for 45 Colt

ChrisG
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Monday, April 05, 2021, 11:44 (16 days ago) @ backroadsrambler

and 250 gr bullets. Seems mild and consistent.

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