45 Bullseye Pistol Load Recommendations

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delmarskid posted this 29 April 2023

Greetings and thanks in advance. I’m going to be in possession of a Colt National Match Gold Cup . Any thoughts on loads? I have 3 different 215g moulds but I’m open to advice.

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Ed Harris posted this 29 April 2023

H&G 68 with 4 grains of Bullseye is an old standby. Same charge with WST also very good.

73 de KE4SKY In Home Mix We Trust From the Home of Ed's Red in "Almost Heaven" West Virginia

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delmarskid posted this 29 April 2023

I can’t locate Bullseye but can W231

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Bud Hyett posted this 30 April 2023

W-W 231 works very well.

I used it several decades ago when Bullseye was so dirty to shoot. 

Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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delmarskid posted this 30 April 2023

Same dosage ?

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lotech posted this 30 April 2023

3.5 Bullseye with an H&G #68 or copy.  

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Bud Hyett posted this 30 April 2023

I shot the same 3.5 grain weight until I added a scope, then went from 3.5 grains to 3.7 grains.

Farm boy from Illinois, living in the magical Pacific Northwest

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Qc Pistolero posted this 30 April 2023

my 215gr works with 3.5 gr 700X but groups better with 4.0gr of same.

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Bill*B posted this 14 May 2023

Hang on to that Gold Cup.  Nothing shoots any better.  I like 700-X.

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gnoahhh posted this 14 May 2023

I'm in the 4.0gr. Bullseye camp with both the H&G 68 and H&G 130. My Gold Cup can't make its mind up which one it likes best, so I mostly cast 185's for it anymore. At least that way I get a free bullet with every 12 I cast, with them weighing 15 grains less than the 200's.

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Aaron posted this 14 May 2023

Free bullet. applause

 Always used between 5 and 6 grains of 231 myself. Standard was 6.0gr of 231 with the H&G 68 bullet.

 

With rifle in hand, I confidently go forth into the darkness.

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