.450 Bushmaster Reloading

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.450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby ahall34 » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:25 pm

I am going to start reloading my .450BM brass...

1. What is the best bullet for plinking? (As much as you can call it plinking with this round)
- I would prefer a jacketed bullet, but not a requirement.
- I am looking more for a cheaper reload, probably around $0.70 per round or less would be great (assuming I have the brass).

2. What powder/load would work best with answer 1?

Not really worried about 1" groups with reloads, but I would like to be able to reliably hit a target at 100yrds.

Thanks!
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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:35 pm

Welcome to our addiction!
Best and cheapest loads for all round shooting
Are the Mag Tech 230 Grain FMJs, Hornady 230 FMJ Flat Points.
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I use mine for all my FMJ loads and my results are very impressive.
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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby Jim in Houston » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:16 am

You can also try the Hornady FTX 225 grain bullets. Watch for blems from Midway for the best deals. People usually post a notice, when these bullets are available.
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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby Hoot » Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:52 am

Jim in Houston wrote:You can also try the Hornady FTX 225 grain bullets. Watch for blems from Midway for the best deals. People usually post a notice, when these bullets are available.


+1

They run one or two pennies each more than Magtech 230gr FMJ, but they are by far the most accurate bullet I've shot from my 450b with 20" barrel and they lend well to just using the taper crimp die that comes with your set.

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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby ahall34 » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:25 pm

I really appreciate the responses guys...

Now for one more question...

If I get the Hornady Series V .450 reload dies... Can I use the shell holder for .45 auto rounds as well? So I can buy a Series II or III .45 reload die set?

Or am I going to get a shell holder with the .45 reload set as well? Both sets will be Hornady.
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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby Jim in Houston » Thu Dec 13, 2012 5:59 pm

I needed to buy them separately from both my die set and my Hornady reloading kit, and I had to call Hornady to confirm which one to use. They are pretty cheap. For example $5 each from Hornady. The sell a pack of 5 for $20 - worthwhile to have a few spares.
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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby Hoot » Thu Dec 13, 2012 6:55 pm

The shell holder for the 450b just so happens to be about the most common centerfire shell holder out there. IE

.22-250 Remington
.240 Weatherby Magnum
.243 Winchester
.243 Winchester
6mm Remington (.244 Remington)
.25/06
.250 Savage (.250-3000)
.257 Roberts
.257 Roberts Improved
.260 Remington
6.5mm-06
6.5 x 57mm Mauser
.270 Winchester
.280 Remington (7mm Express Remington)
.284 Winchester
7mm Benchrest Remington
7mm-08 Remington
7 x 64mm Brenneke
.30-06 Springfield
.300 Savage
308 Winchester
7.65mm x 53 Belgian Mauser
8mm-06
8x57mm Mauser
.35 Whelen
.358 Winchester
9.3mm x 62 Mauser
.38 Casull
.400 CorBon
.45 Automatic (ACP)
450 Bushmaster

all use the same shell holder

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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby Texas Sheepdawg » Thu Dec 13, 2012 11:21 pm

I have been able to use Both the #1 & #2 Hornady shell holder and the #2 RCBS shell holder or my 450/45ACP operations.
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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby Bearkilla » Thu Aug 08, 2013 6:01 pm

Anyone tried to load the 275 barnes, I think it's the TSX or the TSX tipped??? If so what powder did you use and with what results??

And is there any heavy Keith style lead bullets I can use to reload in the 450. Will the 450b feed that type of bullet.

I just got my upper and haven't even shot it yet, but have two cases of Hornaday and Remington coming. I figured for the price of brass I may as well buy loaded and start from there.

Oh I almost forgot,Remington is going to run some Hog hammer ammo mid Sept so if you want some they are only going to run it for three days, I talk to them yesterday, said it would be on the shelves around 1st of Oct.

As you can see I am new to the forum but I've reloaded for over 40 years, just shotgun, 7mm nasty down the hot little 22 center fire.

I am really hyped up about these big guns, old age I just, don't have to have the latest and fastest gun anymore it's now all about MORE POWER so says Tim the tool man anyway.
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Re: .450 Bushmaster Reloading

Postby kottke_35 » Thu Aug 08, 2013 7:18 pm

Well hello sir and welcome!

You will find load info for the Barnes 275 xpb herein great detail. Unfortunately I do not have the posts saved but if you search with the search function you will find something. I've had good luck with the said bullet with 36 grains of lil gun loaded to 2.257 coal taper crimped to .475.

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