450 Bushmaster plinking loads

  • Last Post 15 April 2020
gunauthor posted this 04 April 2019

I have a CVA Hunter in 450 Bushmaster and would like some cast bullet advise.  I am looking for plinking loads for 200, 230, and 255 grain bullets.  I know it is a much larger case, but would 45 Colt data (for Ruger and other high strength guns) work as a starting point?  I have several powders that the latest Hodgdon reloading manual suggests (IMR4227, L'IL Gun, and Longshot).  Any thoughts on the matter?  My thanks in advance for any help sent my way.

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Wheel Weights posted this 15 April 2020

I have had good luck with Unique and the 300 gr .452 Lee powder coated. 2" @ 50 yards with very low recoil. I used 45 Colt data.

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Brodie posted this 15 April 2020

I don't see why you could not use 45 Colt data, I used 45 Colt and 45ACP data for reduced loads in the 458 Win. Mag, and some of them worked quite well.


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