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Bought wrong XPB to reload for the 450

Postby msd4141 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:10 pm

So I just noticed I bought 5 boxes of Barnes 200 grain .451 XPB Colt bullets. These bullets only have 1 groove, where the 460 SW XPB has 2 grooves. I thought I was buying the 460 SW XPB with the two grooves, which I have loaded before. Can these single groove Colt bullets be useful with the 450 (AR) or are the now paper weights? Thanks for any insight to this issue, Marc
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Re: Bought wrong XPB to reload for the 450

Postby Al in Mi » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:29 pm

Guessing those are the big hollowpoint ones?

Can't see why they wouldn't shoot as long as they feed fine.
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Re: Bought wrong XPB to reload for the 450

Postby msd4141 » Thu Mar 19, 2020 7:35 pm

Yes they are the big hollow point bullets. If I reload theses and crimp into the cannelure, there will be a lot more bullet inside the case compared to the .451 460SM bullets. I have looked, and I cannot find load data for this combination. Any suggestions on where I can find load data? hate to waste $100 dollars worth of bullets. Thanks everyone, Marc
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Re: Bought wrong XPB to reload for the 450

Postby 07Kingpin » Sat Apr 11, 2020 4:05 am

Any luck?
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Re: Bought wrong XPB to reload for the 450

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Sat Apr 11, 2020 5:12 am

Show me a picture. I honestly think they will resemble the 220 Gr COP bullets we were playing with a few years ago.
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Re: Bought wrong XPB to reload for the 450

Postby msd4141 » Sat Apr 11, 2020 8:01 am

Hey everyone,
I have not had a chance to do any reloading lately. I work at a power generation facility, and I'm sequestered here 24/7 as I'm deemed a critical employee. Another week and I should have 2 weeks off with nowhere to go in this Michigan lock down. I plan on doing lots of shooting, and reloading. i will post some results after.
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