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True Blue with Lead?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by steve4102, Dec 9, 2012.


  1. steve4102

    steve4102
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    Anyone loading True Blue in the 40 with lead bullets?

    I have only two sources of data, the Lyman Cast Handbook #4 and Ramshot's web site. My bullets are home cast 180gr TC and a second home cast bullet same mold converted to HP dropping at 170gr.

    Ramshot lists a Max of 5.7gr True Blue for the 180gr Lead TC while Lyman list a Start charge of 6.3gr with a Max of 7.0gr.

    I'm not sure where to even start? Anyone shooting lead in the 40 with TB that could shed some light.

    Thanks
    Steve.
     
  2. noylj

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    The RULE is to always start with the lowest starting load you can find.
    My only data (probably from RamShot) is for 180gn L-TC: 5.1gn True Blue start, 5.7gn True Blue Max, min COL 1.120".
    My experience with True Blue is that it is very good from light loads to max loads.
    I have shot 177gn L-SWCs from 5.2gn to 6.7gn (which did not seem to be a max load) of True Blue and Rem 1 1/2 primers, with best accuracy around 6.0-6.4gn.
     

    #2 noylj, Dec 10, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 10, 2012