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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-30-2011, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Hornady Great Plains .54 425gr

I've had good luck with 348gr PB's over 90gr of powder out of my deerstalker, but was thinking about switching to the great plains bullet.

Anyone out there using them? Accuracy? Terminal performance? Ease of loading? Etc.

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Re: Hornady Great Plains .54 425gr

Been using these for several years. Easier loading than PRB.
accuracy is excellent. I switch between these and PRB and the impact point at 50 yards is the same.

Use 85 gr. of powder under the 425/.54.

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Re: Hornady Great Plains .54 425gr

Along the same line of thought.....I switched several years back to the 50 cal. Hornady Pa. Conical's. The 240 Conical's are easier to load and give a much harder hitting chunk of lead to the deer.

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Re: Hornady Great Plains .54 425gr

I use the 385 gr. great plains for my 50 cal renegade. very good accuracy and expansion. Devastating on Deer. Not too bad loading.
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Re: Hornady Great Plains .54 425gr

+1.

Glad I went to them. No regrets.



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Re: Hornady Great Plains .54 425gr

Quick question, I'm in my second year of muzzleloading and would love an easier loading "ball." I just looked at the Hornady's, they say they are pre-lubed and don't require a patch. Is that true? Also, what constitutes a longer barrel? I have 2 Traditions, one a flinter and the other a percussion. Thanks!
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Re: Hornady Great Plains .54 425gr

I asked the same question before I ordered mine (just arrived today actually). Yes they are prelubed and they do not require a patch or wad. I haven't loaded/shot any yet so I can't comment on that. As far as barrel length??? Not sure what you mean. Most hawkens I believe have a 28" or so barrel. The more trads get pretty long. Good luck...

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Re: Hornady Great Plains .54 425gr

Thanks Mark, Hornady's site said they are for longer barrels, and I have no clue what they consider long or short. Please let me know how they load and shoot, I might try and get some for the October season if I have enough time to shoot with them between now and then.
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