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    My dad gave me a pound of Alliant 2400 that he had so I started looking around at what loads I could use it for and from what information I found so far is it's used in some Magnum pistols but the can says it's 2400 Rifle powder, can anyone shed some light on this powder for me? I have several empty 30/30 shells just sitting around ,is there a recipe  that anyone knows of for the 30/30 using 2400?  or is this powder better suited for another load?

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    I don;t have any loads for the Alliant/Hercules 2400 / 30-30's.  As far as i know this powder works for shotguns and Magnum Revolver loads like the 44Mag. Perhaps someone else has loads for the 30-30.

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    All the information I have on Alliant 2400 is that it is a fast burn powder . Reccomended in 357 mag, 44 mag, 410, shotgun, 22 hornet, 218 bee rifle.

    Kenny

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    Kenny hit the nail on the head I even checked thier website and it is listed as basically a pistol and 410 bore shotgun powder. Mabey someone out their has played with it in a 30-30 but it isn't listed for that use.

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    Dear sig40ondahip, I just saw this post and started checking in my load manuals and found this. Taken from Lyman's 49th REloading Handbook. This load is for their cast bullet #311291 170gr. (#2 alloy) 2.51" OAL  starting @ 15.0gr max 18.5 the fps are 1624-1853 at the max charge and the pressures are as follows 25,500-37,500 at the max this is in C.U.P. Hope this shed some light for you.

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    Hacker54..... that load sounds pretty darn good. I might try that one for my self as well. You got to love this Hub....Laughing

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    Also found this load in the same  manual. Their cast bullet #311041 173gr (#2 alloy) 2.510' OAL  the load is as follows start 14.5 max 19.0gr the fps is 1586-1909 pressure in C.U.P. 27,000-36,600

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    Thanks for all the info everybody , this has been a big help , this is an awesome place for info! 

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  • Re: Alliant 2400

    Alliant 2400 is a great powder for magnum pistol loads especially cast,however it's also a great powder in cast bullet rifle loads.   I use 2400 in 7.62 x 39 (15.0 grs. MAX in the X39 cartridge revised down form 16.0 grs.) and 54r cast loads as well as my 300 Sav. cast load,I haven't tried it with my 30-30 170 gr. gas checked Lee cast bullet loads as of yet.   I like Red Dot for my no gas check light plinking loads @1250+ fps. and H335 for my full house gas checked hunting loads @2000+ fps. using the Lee cast bullet.  I might get around to working up a load using the 2400 at some point.

    Here is a article for C. E. Harris or Ed Harris as some know him on the Universal Load.

    Sixteen Grains of #2400 is the Universal Load

    The same 16 grain charge of #2400 is universal for all calibers as a starting load. It is mild and accurate in any larger military case from a 30-40 Krag or .303 British up through a 30-06 or 7.9x57, with standard weight bullets of suitable diameter for the caliber. This is my recommendation for anybody trying cast bullets loads for the first time in a military rifle without prior load development. I say this because #2400 is not "position sensitive", requires no fiber fillers to ensure uniform ignition, and actually groups better when you stripper-clip load the rifle and bang them off, rather than tipping the muzzle up to position the powder charge.

    Similar ballistics can be obtained with other powders in any case from 7.62x39 to 30-06 size. If you don't have Hercules #2400, you can freely substitute 17 grains of IMR or H4227, 18 grains of 4198, 21 grains of Reloder 7, 24 grains of IMR 3031, or 25.5 grains of 4895 for comparable results.

    However, these other powders may give some vertical stringing in cases larger than the 7.62x39 unless the charge is positioned against the primer by tipping the muzzle up before firing. Hercules #2400 does not require this precaution.

    If you want load data for using cast bullets in rifles with fast burning pistol and shotgun powder your going to have to get you a copy of the Lyman Cast Bullet Manuals,most all powder company web sites and reloading manuals will not give you any load data for cast bullet rifle loads,be prepared to have your eyes opened up to a whole new world of possibilities. 

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