What's your favorite Alliant bismuth recipe?

Discussion in 'Shooting - Reloading Forum' started by PaulinKansas, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. Winchester 1897

    Winchester 1897 Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    5,019
    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2014
    Location:
    Quincy, CA
    I used longshot, sr 4756 and 800x, whatever 1 1/4 ounce lead load I was loading for upland.
     
    Dave in AZ likes this.
  2. magnumyammerhammer

    magnumyammerhammer Senior Refuge Member

    Messages:
    559
    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2020
    Location:
    Harvey, North Dakota
    I used Longshot for my 1-1/4 bismuth loads. Came out of the Lyman 5th Edition. If I remember right there was some lighter loads that used Green Dot for bimuth in there. Might work good with 4's.
     
  3. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    5,589
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2014
    Location:
    Close to where I hunt
    Yep Bismuth is pretty easy to get good performance out of , with 1300 fps being about right for this shot density , there are other powders that will
    push it along at this speed quite easily . To name a few Herco ,800X , sr4756 , Blue dot , Longshot , Pro Reach and several more but finding the recipe
    that suits your needs , really should be one that's been tested and listed by the powder manufactures just to be on the safe side of using it !
     
  4. PaulinKansas

    PaulinKansas Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    7,429
    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2000
    Location:
    Coffeyville, KS
    I tried the recipe from Alliant that uses a 3" Fed hull, 1.375 oz of bismuth and 46 grains of Blue Dot. I'd say it was over pressure. Pattern was blown.

    20210116_160711.jpg
     
  5. Ravenanme

    Ravenanme Elite Refuge Member

    Messages:
    5,589
    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2014
    Location:
    Close to where I hunt
    Wow ......46 grs of BD is really out of my thoughts as I've used 34 grs in a 1 1/4 of nickel #7's for some long yardage games shoots , that were Buffered !
     

Share This Page