What's your favorite Alliant bismuth recipe?

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  1. PaulinKansas

    PaulinKansas Elite Refuge Member

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    I've got about 30 pounds of #4 bismuth that I'd like use up and reload. I know different guns will pattern loads differently, but what are some of your better patterning/performing reloads from the Alliant website. I've got components to make all of them. Not asking for your custom loads, unless you want to share them.
     
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    GMG hull
    Win or federal primer
    Alliant steel 33 grain
    S4 wad or figure 8 clay buster
    1.125 oz bismuth
    Fold crimp
     
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    Same here , the only added benefit is a little buffer and a Gaep finished fold crimp !
     
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    Where is This from? Dont see any asteel loads or god medal 2.75. I like the sound of it . What speed and pressure?
     
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    1250fps. I use it in older guns where I want lower velocity. Patterns great

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    PaulinKansas Elite Refuge Member

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    There is a load on the Alliant website under the steel section that is the same, except different wad and different material of pellet. 1425 fps and 9600 psi.
     
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    Load #47 in Rosters manual is also pretty close , I really like this load for its pattern density outside the decoys with #4's Bismuth !
     
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    Ever seen a load for Ballistic products BP over powder wad and BP wad you have to split as like those years ago just splitting them 1 slip for tighter pattern for outside the decoys.
     
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    So is this a load that has been tested, or just something getting passed around the internet and guys using it? Depending on the source load and all, I may feel more or less comfortable using it... for instance, using a steel shot load as basis for bismuth, can be sketchy with shot hardness and bismuth compression differences. Probably safe pressure wise, but could be a lot less? I like a lead crosscheck then. And would at the very least want to see 10 chrono shots of load to see the pressure is keeping the speed consistent without a high variance. So that is where who is reporting the load plays a part.

    My own personal load is a wildcat too, I got it from goosepit2007. WinAA, 800x, 1.25oz. It is wierd that there aren't enough good 12ga loads for us to all just grab one and use it, hey?
     
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    Dave , Ricks load is really close to what I've used before in 12 ga , the one I seem to use the most is the Fed GM hull , Fed 209A , 27.5 A Steel
    TUPRW12 , 1/8" felt U/shot , 22 grs Buffer inside 520 grs Bismuth ! This load works well in my guns out to 45 yds with #4's as I use it as a back-up
    for steel shot over thick tules to eliminate crip's !

    It's a wildcat , use at your own risk !
     
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