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I have a shoulder problem so I have developed a lighter load for my .45 mcsavage. I am shooting 55 grains of H-4198. 195 Barnes Harvester smooth blue sabot. And cci 209m primer for under 200 yard ramge. Temps down to say 0 degrees. Duplex in ok wads ok knurling ok if needed. Any advise/experiences welcome. I have plenty of other powders I can load but would really like to stick with the barnes 195.
You can probably get really close to 55gr of 4198 with about 38gr of 4759 or 35gr N110 and maintain good sabot integrity. More than that may be possible with a veggie wad under it. Knurling them is a very good suggestion. Ive always had better luck with the 195gr BX knurled up.
Last Edit: Oct 8, 2019 14:04:07 GMT -5 by GMB54-120
Try a veggie wad under the sabot with 35gr N110. You might have better luck. A couple guys swear by that combo for a semi fast but reduced recoil load. Hard to find a more temp stable powder than N110.
Tomorrow, I’m sighting in with 37g VV110/195 knurled Barnes 195 in a LBHS with a wool wad. I have been using this with 200SSTs. 2510’/sec, low recoil, very accurate, highly temp insensitive. 26” 45 PacNor. I’ve used this load for 2 years. It’s my favorite load.