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Trail Boss

Postby MM » Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:03 am

Being a little lazy and not so adventuress when it comes to reloading I was wondering if anyone has any first hand experience using trail boss in the following calibers: 22hornet, 222rem, 308, 30-06, 9.3x74r. I would love to develop some quiet 22hornet,and 222 loads for small game hunting,and some quiet loads for the 308 on up that I can carry with me when hunting larger game to use to pop a grouse or rabbit without scaring everything else away. Any experience to share as always is greatly appreciated.

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Re: Trail Boss

Postby ebrownw2 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 12:16 pm

I carry a slingshot with me when elk hunting for when I stumble into a flock of grouse. I've yet to kill one with it but I've had some fun trying.

Once I killed one with my 270 but decided that was too noisy :D So the next time I carried a 22lr pistol. I killed one with it but still made too much noise. So next time I put my son's cricket single shot 22lr in my backpack and killed a couple with it, but decided that was too much extra weight and bulk to lug around all day and besides that it was still too noisy. So, the slingshot is perfect for the job, except for the minor problem of it not actually working. I guess I need more range time with it :lol:

By the way I know nothing about trail boss. Glad to have helped!

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Re: Trail Boss

Postby Blasernovice » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:54 pm

For a subsonic load start high and work down. From memory for supersonic loads the recomendation is 2/3 fill the case. Down compress trailboss it doesn't like it.
In my 708 with 140gr 9gr is subsonic. In my mates 243 with100gr 8.25gr is subsonic.

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Re: Trail Boss

Postby stokesrj » Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:58 pm

If you want to shoot grouse with a sling shot consult Rufus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXBMIVsAj-g
If you want to load trail-boss, look here. https://www.hodgdon.com/trail-boss/
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Re: Trail Boss

Postby Gun Barrel Ecologist » Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:50 pm

Loaded 5g under a 40g VMax in the .223 and a couple of grains either side....
Ragged hole accurate at 25m but shoots 6 inches low of my regular load and as noisy as a .22 mag - probably doing similar in velocity.
Going down in charge opened up the groups consider ably at 25m. Yes the obvious, I should have up the bullet weight for the same load to bring velocity down but ended up playing with other projects instead

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Re: Trail Boss

Postby mchughcb » Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:01 pm

I have loads for the 3006, 308 and 9.3x74R. I will update database soon.


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