Reloading cast bullets with N110

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Reloading cast bullets with N110

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Have been looking diligently for load data for cast bullets using N110 for the .41 magnum. The only information I seem to be able to find is for jacketed bullets. I am looking to reload 215 grain poly coated bullets by gallant for my Henry big boy. Looking for a solid plinking load as well as a suggestion for a good deer hunting load. Appreciate any and all help.
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Re: Reloading cast bullets with N110

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Looked on the cast bullet website? See: https://castboolits.gunloads.com/
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Re: Reloading cast bullets with N110

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You are asking the impossible..... plinking load and full powered hunting load with the same bullet and powder unless you just mean a starting load vs. a near maximum load. There is no answer to this question. The "V" company data for the 210 gr. jacketed is the place to start. N110 loads apparently can be safely reduced 5 to 15 %, something you normally do not do with the similar 296 or H110.

You are also asking that lubeless bullet to do the impossible. It shows in photos to have an ample grease groove. Go to a hardware store and buy a toilet bowl wax ring and fill those grooves.

In lieu of a copper gas check, a card wad might also help.

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Re: Reloading cast bullets with N110

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Yes, N110 works fine if reduced 5%. Just use all reasonable caution. The reason N110 can be reduced is that it is a stick powder. I get good accuracy out of it in .44 Magnum.
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Re: Reloading cast bullets with N110

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I use N110 almost exclusively for magnum pistol loads, with jacketed bullets. It almost duplicates grain for grain with 2400 (and can be loaded to much higher velocities), but has very little of its flash, blast, and residue.

N110 Plinking loads, with lead bullets... I would be careful going less than 10% below listed starting loads.
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Re: Reloading cast bullets with N110

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Here is a buck rogers/flash gordon approved bullet that might work with n110.....

https://www.grafs.com/retail/catalog/pr ... ctId/85430
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Re: Reloading cast bullets with N110

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Thanks for all the info. Have done a few things since my last post. Spent several hours reading through the castboolits site. Great info and gave me a lot more information... probably too much. Will need to focus on one thing at a time so I can make sure what I do is measurable / repeatable etc. I measured my gallant cast bullets. Measured maybe 2 dozen and every one came back dead on .410.
- Next I checked my bore measurements. Groove to groove (widest point) it is .410 and ridge to ridge (narrowest point) is .400
- apologies for the hunting load question. I left out the bullet I am looking at loading. It is a 250gr wfn gaschecked from cast performance bullet company. Will spend more time on the castboolit site to get more load ideas.
- loaded up a few of the 215gr gallant bullets starting at 5% low. Starting load for the jacked 210 grain was 18.5 N110. My test load was 17.5. I may need to get a chronograph but they seemed way hot! Way more kick to them than my hp38 loads. Will back off 10% and try a few at 16.6 and see how that goes.
- After watching several short videos on waxing my bullets I think that would be a good plan too. Pain in the butt step but seems totally worth it. Any suggestions on a good precast bullet that comes waxed or gas checked?
- The solid copper "Buck Rogers / Flash Gordon" bullets look awesome. May need to look into those at some point. Buck Rogers! Hahahaha. totally showing your age. loved that show as a kid.

As always, thank you all for the information!
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Re: Reloading cast bullets with N110

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Not a gas check design but a check can be glued over the bevel base......(warning these can wreck a chronograph if check separates)

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/2046539567?pid=535689

Gas checks of any diameter are in short supply but these might be in stock.....

https://www.sagesoutdoors.com/41-bss-ca ... as-checks/
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