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    Update: Well i haven't been able to get out to my property and shoot some steel yet. Will be free tomorrow so ill be sure to snap some photos. I bought some HSM 405r loads for about $26 from Cabelas ill be trying out as i wait on my reloading supplies. Any suggestions on choosing dies? Ive been partial to RCBS due to their quality but this is my first venture into cowboy rifle rounds. Going to make some low velocity plinking rounds then work up some deer loads.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strings View Post
    Update: Well i haven't been able to get out to my property and shoot some steel yet. Will be free tomorrow so ill be sure to snap some photos. I bought some HSM 405r loads for about $26 from Cabelas ill be trying out as i wait on my reloading supplies. Any suggestions on choosing dies? Ive been partial to RCBS due to their quality but this is my first venture into cowboy rifle rounds. Going to make some low velocity plinking rounds then work up some deer loads.
    I am using the RCBS dies (the regular, not the cowboy) and they have been just fine. I understand that folks who prefer lead bullets, rather than jacketed, may have a preference for the cowboy dies. Maybe one of them can chime in.

    One thing I did do, is to also purchase a Hornady seating die. I want to play around with the Hornady LE 325gr. bullets, and those have to be loaded in the "shorty" Hornady cases, which causes seating problems for regular 45-70 seating dies. I'm currently working on regular-length reloads using Starline brass and Nosler 300gr. BT bullets, and the RCBS dies are working great for that.

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    I would like to shoot cast due to how cheep it is plus id like to get into casting my own. But as for a hunting round I'm not sure which direction i want to go regarding bullets. All i do know is I am wanting to load a hot hard hitting deer hammer (Still young and dumb and don't mind recoil). How do you like the Nosler and what kind of groups are you shooting?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strings View Post
    I would like to shoot cast due to how cheep it is plus id like to get into casting my own. But as for a hunting round I'm not sure which direction i want to go regarding bullets. All i do know is I am wanting to load a hot hard hitting deer hammer (Still young and dumb and don't mind recoil). How do you like the Nosler and what kind of groups are you shooting?
    I just finished my ladder test with the Nosler 300 BT's and IMR 4198 powder. The load I ended up with in my H010CC was:
    54.0gr IMR 4198
    CCI 200 primers
    Starline brass, trimmed to 2.095"
    Avg velocity 2125 fps.
    Target is below. I pulled the one shot just a little, but the other 3 measure .367" at 100 yards. I'm going to try this same load with Remington, Winchester, and Federal primers to see if I notice any difference. I haven't used it on game yet, but I have heard many good reports on this bullet. I'm a big fan of Nosler, and I have no doubt this one will work great. I've also heard very good things about the Speer 300gr. Plinker JHP bullets, which are also supposed to be very accurate and deadly. I will be testing those next.

    Good luck with it!!

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    By the way, don't pay full price for the Nosler bullets if you want to use them. Go to Shooter's Pro Shop and buy the factory seconds or overruns. Save a fair bit that way, and they shoot great. That's where I get all my Nosler bullets.

    Nosler 45 Caliber 300 Grain Ballistic Tip Bullets (BLEM) - 50ct
    Nosler 45-70 Caliber 300 Grain CT Ballistic Silver Tip with Cannelure (BLEM) - 50ct

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    Didn't have a whole lot of time to shoot last weekend and only shot some steel

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