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I browsed thru my manuals and have done some searching but I haven't found any data for a starting point to launch a 560gr cast (2.520 col) down range using Unique. Any help would be great.

I did load up some 410gr cast bullets with 11,12,13gr of Unique, 2.520 col, ww brass, cci 200 primer. Should be pretty light, around 1000fps. Hopefully get to the range today and hopefully they shoot well.

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How big of a bullet can a person get from the factory? I don't reload but I would love to have some big, bad chunks of lead for my 1895.

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Garretts load a 540gr hard cast @ 1550fps. Buffalo bore 500gr FMJ @ 1625 fps
 

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Seabass what you gonna do, kill a bear ;D
 

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With that load he could kill a bear............behind a buffalo! :eek:
 

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Seabass, the Cast Loads reference I have shows a Lyman #457560 550g with up to 12g of Unique.

CAUTION: I do not have COL info for that max charge, I'd start of under it a bit or more. It's a Trapdoor pressure load but with that bullet it is probably for a 2.7XX" COL in a single shot.

I can tell you that my 1895G really likes a 405g cast and 12g of Unique, so I bet you do OK with one of the "little 'un" loads you've set up.
 

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Personally, I would try incorporating a booster rocket to get it moving. Call NASA, they might be able to help... ;)

That's HUGE!!! Can't help you on that one, but I'm dying to know how it goes for you. Please let us know
 

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Didn't get the 560's loaded but I did try out the light (if you want to call them that), 410 grain hard cast today with 11, 12 and 13 grains of Unique, ww case, cci 200 primer, LFC 1/2 turn.

The 11 grain load shot well with one pulled, and the 12gr was good as well. With 13grains things started to open up but it could have been the barrel warming up and or the heat outside keeping it warm. 25yrds with skinner sights
 

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I use 40 gr 3031 with Beartooth's 525 gr bullets with Win brass and primers. I like powder that fills up brass, making it impossible to accidentally put in a double load.
 

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Seabass said:
Didn't get the 560's loaded but I did try out the light (if you want to call them that), 410 grain hard cast today with 11, 12 and 13 grains of Unique, ww case, cci 200 primer, LFC 1/2 turn.

The 11 grain load shot well with one pulled, and the 12gr was good as well. With 13grains things started to open up but it could have been the barrel warming up and or the heat outside keeping it warm. 25yrds with skinner sights
In my limited experience with reduced loads using Unique...accuracy is AWESOME, and barrel heating is a non-issue. My barrel barely got what I'd call "warm"...it never approached "hot".
 

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In my limited experience with reduced loads using Unique...accuracy is AWESOME, and barrel heating is a non-issue. My barrel barely got what I'd call "warm"...it never approached "hot".
Your right, it was probably just the sun beating down, was warm today.
 

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Personally, I would try incorporating a booster rocket to get it moving. Call NASA, they might be able to help... ;)

That's HUGE!!! Can't help you on that one, but I'm dying to know how it goes for you. Please let us know
That could be a good thing...Kinda cut down on felt recoil :)
 
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