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Rafe Conager SASS #56958

Wst in 45 schofield load data needed

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So I'm thinking about trying wst in my 45 schofied loads, I got 3 lbs that I'm using for wild bunch. But I can't find any data, I usually don't shoot smokeless but this weekend since Sunday is mother's day I think I want to be lazy and not clean my guns so I'm going to load 70+ rounds of schofield, I was using clays when I shot smokeless but only having 1 powder to load would be great.

Anyone have load data, don't want to kill the targets and this will be my 1st shoot since hand surgery.

Thanks

Rafe

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talk to Dessert Lobo. He shoots a lot of Schofield. 

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From what I shoot in Cowboy 45 Special (4.2 grains of WST and 175 grain slug), and what I know works in .45 Colt cases too, here's my recommendation for a starter load with Schofield cases:

 

170-175 grain bullet

4.4 grains WST

your primer of choice

 

If that is not consistent, then add more powder.   It will get warmer quickly as you do that.  I would not exceed about 5.5 grains as a maximum load.

 

With a 200 grain slug, cut back about 10% from these starting weights and work carefully, watching for inconsistent loads or on the other end, high pressure signs.

 

Yes, although Hodgdon knows this is a pretty good powder for target loads in pistols, they only publish a good amount of pistol data for .45 auto catridge.

 

Good luck, GJ

 

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Still looking to hear about loads, going to try 4.0 wst this weekend. But if anyone has a tried and true load I'd like to experiment.

Rafe

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Sooo 4.0 wst works good, recoil was not bad, enough to bring the hammer within easy reach, might back it down to 3.8 and see how that works.

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So yourself.  Was that with a 200 grain slug?  :lol:

Good luck, GJ

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