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Guys, I am wondering if you all have any loads using Alliant 2400 and 425's, 525's and 550's. I have some PDJ's and would like to try the heavier 525's and 550's as well. Would 2400 work for them? Any load data would be very much appreciated along with any speeds attained as well. Looking for a light recoiling load that would make them move around 11-1300 or so. Nothing really more. Thanks for the data guys.

Here is a group that was shot with the Hornady 500gr DGX and a load of Varget pushing that bullet around 950. Recoil was a creampuff and man, it was FUN. We used WW cases and F210M primers as well. Scotty

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I'm using 42gr varget at 1325fps pushing 500gr Oregon lazer cast ..it's mild in the marlin and over the trapdoor. It hits where I need it to kills 21 milk jugs of water. That ain't what you were looking for it's just a excuse why I haven't got a load for you ;D

Thats with starline brass and cci 200 primers
 

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That works for me though. Thank you very much for that. Varget is another powder I'm looking at as well. Scotty
 

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With the 425's, I will commonly go to 25gr. of 2400. That is per Lyman's 47th and before. Don't remember the brass or primers, though I use Starline, WLR with a good blanced load. This is the Piledriver data from Beartooth for the heavier bullets.:

Loading Data BTB-.45-525gWLNGC "Pile-Driver" in .45-70 Govt.

All loads using Starline .45-70 Govt. brass, Winchester Large Rifle Primers, Cartridge Overall Length 2.557" .

Powder Charge Wt. Gr. Velocity 22" Bbl. Velocity 20" Bbl.
AA 2495 45.0 1520 1486
IMR 4198 42.7 1612 1562
IMR 3031 42.8 1683 1621
H-4895 52.5 1820 1752
RL-7 44.3 1705 1648
IMR 4227 28.0 14.43 13.92
2400 24.0 1346 1283
H-322 41.0 1610 1549
 

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Dr A, thank you very much! I need to go get a lb of 2400 and get started! Man, that is great. I very much appreciate it. Scotty
 

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I'm using 42gr varget at 1325fps pushing 500gr Oregon lazer cast ..it's mild in the marlin and over the trapdoor. It hits where I need it to kills 21 milk jugs of water. That ain't what you were looking for it's just a excuse why I haven't got a load for you ;D

Thats with starline brass and cci 200 primers
21 jugs! I think we will need a few more milk jugs before we test the 500gr Scotty!
 

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The good Dr.A got me on 2400 powder years ago. Great stuff for light plinker loads, accurate to boot.
 

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Man 21 jugs is alot of jugs! I will probably try some 2400 with the 425's next time out. Should be a fun load and still wallop deer! Scotty
 

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This is the Piledriver data from Beartooth for the heavier bullets.:

Loading Data BTB-.45-525gWLNGC "Pile-Driver" in .45-70 Govt.

All loads using Starline .45-70 Govt. brass, Winchester Large Rifle Primers, Cartridge Overall Length 2.557" .

Powder Charge Wt. Gr. Velocity 22" Bbl. Velocity 20" Bbl.
H-4895 52.5 1820 1752
Holy dislocated shoulder batman!!!!!
 

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That video is sweet. Talk about some whappum! Those 500's just don't wanna stop it seems. Gotta try some. Might even hunt with them if they shoot okay in my Guide Rifle. Scotty
 

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What about some 2400 behind 300gr BST's. I would think those at around 15-1600 would be another low recoil load that would work great on deer locally and be pretty cheap to shoot. Scotty
 
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