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They are fun, no matter what weight. I find anything over 350 grains to be more noticeable in my light CBA. Lighter than the Guide Gun, and no recoil pad.
Do you know what velocity the 405 grain loads you were shooting ? If they were Buffalo Bore or heavy hand loads then yes, 405's are brutal at 1600 fps and up. The 405's aren't too bad at Trapdoor velocities.
 

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Buffalo bore 2000 fps around 3500 ft lbs. They wore me out. Don't really have a need for them just wanted to see it's capabilities with the different rounds. All ran well and were accurate after I got my scope zeroed.
 

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Your probably only getting about 100fps slower out of your barrel. And yes, the buffalo bore are punching out there pretty fast. I put a recoil pad on mine and it tames that beast down to a tolerable level. If you handload that is where the fun really begins with this fine old caliber. Welcome to the forum and glad to have you aboard.
 
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Welcome from South Florida!
 
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Hey Memphis before you give up on the 405 gr bullet try some remington corelokts or some other tamer cartridges than the buffalo bore. The ones that I did not like were the 300gr BB, they really were brutal to shoot.
 

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Welcome from The Old North State !
 
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