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Does anyone do this - is it safe? i.e. The load calls for a 250 gr or 260 gr jacketed bullet. Can a 240 gr jacketed bullet be substituted? In some Lee loading info, they indicate or imply that it's o.k. but not to do the opposite - sub a heavier bullet when a lighter one is called for.
 

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Thanks Rev... In looking at various manuals and comparing bullet weights vs. charges, I can see where using a slightly lighter bullet would be o.k. It's interesting to note the difference between bullets of the same weight but different brands. The loads I'm working on are on the lighter side (...for a 454) and not max. I'll be using a 240 gr vs. a 250 gr and keeping the charge between 5-8% of max.
 
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