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.54 Caliber Loads

Was wondering if anyone shoots Hornady Great Plains bullets or T/C Maxi Hunters. Was wondering about accuracy,ease of loading,performance on game Etc...........Any info is appreciated.
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Re: .54 Caliber Loads

I shoot Maxis outta my Renegade backed by 100 grains of Pyrodex R/S. Plenty o'power and plenty accurate. Maxis are easy to load when greased up w/ Borebutter.
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Re: .54 Caliber Loads

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What gun and twist do you have?

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Re: .54 Caliber Loads

I shoot T/C 430 grain Maxi hunters over 100 grn FFg from my .54 Renegade w/ 1:48 twist. When I first got it after dad passed, there was a box of T/C 365 grn Maxi Hunters but I've never seen them for sale...they are about 2/3rds the size of the 430s w/ only one lube ring instead of two. There are T/C molds out there for the 365 but I haven't gotten into casting my own...

I also shoot PRB w/ 80 grn FFg...

Both are close to the same POI @ 50 yards.

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Re: .54 Caliber Loads

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I am thinking of picking up a Lyman Deerstalker in .54 cal (being I have a few .50 cal's but no .54)which has a 1:48 twist. Am going to try to use the Maxi Hunters or PRB's.
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Re: .54 Caliber Loads

Thanks for all the feedback so far...............

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Re: .54 Caliber Loads

I love PRB,s.I too bought a .54 this past year in a Trade Rifle.I haven,t shot it yet,but I love the build quality and workmanship.I too own some .50,s and also wanted my next flinty to be a .54.I think you,ll be pleased and think the .54 is a great addition with a .50.
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Re: .54 Caliber Loads

I shoot 80 gr of 3f in my deerstalker with both pbr and the hornady great plains bullet. At 50 yards the gpb is in the bull and the pbr is 1" high.
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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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That sounds like you found the load for your Deerstalker!!!
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Re: .54 Caliber Loads

Hornady .530 prb over 85gr 2f out of a lyman great plains. Shoots one ragged hole at 50yrds. Shot a buck at a paced off 125 yards{i practice 100yrds often}. Ball punched right through his chest.No reason for me to change to anything else.I also weigh each ball to achieve that accuracy.
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