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BE-86 Experience

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by pinne65, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    I picked up a pound of BE-86 yesterday after a quick Googling confirmed it'd work for 10mm. The Alliant site lists some good 10 mm loads for that powder. It would be awesome if they were conservative starting loads.

    It was the first time I saw the powder. Anyone used it before with any experience to share?
     
  2. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    No, but if you tell me were you found it I'll gladly load some up, chrono, and report :)

    Edit: There are a few discussions out there suggesting Alliant's data is hot - I'd reduce by 10% & go.
     
  3. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    You should check Hillsboro SW :)
     
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  4. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    I also picked up a pound of the BE-86 at the Hillsboro SW as a quick google search showed it to be similar to Unique and Power Pistol and it was only $22. My initial search results described BE-86 as having a burn rate between Unique and Power Pistol, but I got the impression that it more closely resembled Power Pistol. After comparing Alliant's load data it appears to me to be more similar to Unique.

    I've not worked up any loads yet so I can't speak about my impressions of the powder, but from what I've read it seems to me that you're essentially getting Unique with a flash suppressor. Right now the big draw for me is the lower price that Sportsman's was charging, but if you look at Powder Valley they are charging the same price as for their other Alliant pistol powders so in the long run it remains to be seen if BE-86 has a lot to offer over its brothers in the Bullseye powder line.
     
  5. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    They also had/have some #9 that would be the cat's meow for 180gr and heavier bullets in your 10mm. If you want some stop by this morning and if you don't see any on the shelf ask at the gun counter if they still have any in the back.
     
  6. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I just got a lb. also! On 10 mm. Com. some claim it works real good.

    Stacy
     
  7. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Let us know what you think of it :)
     
  8. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    I will, I just got my Crono out and set up w/ the tripod so I'll start posting the results. I got it for x-mas last year, I know sad!!!

    Stacy
     
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  9. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Checked out SW in Hillsboro yesterday, nada on the BE-86 :(
     
  10. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    Very few pistol powders have lasted a week on their shelves, though a new powder like BE-86 should have had as good a chance as any. I wonder how long before it makes it into the load manuals.
     
  11. noylj

    noylj high desert Active Member

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    Edit: There are a few discussions out there suggesting Alliant's data is hot - I'd reduce by 10% & go.[/QUOTE]

    All loads are MAX loads and must be reduced 10-12% for a start load. This should be somewhere on the page or the introduction to the load site.
     
  12. noylj

    noylj high desert Active Member

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  13. pinne65

    pinne65 Hillsboro, OR Active Member

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    You're right! Guess my big nose was obscuring the larger type bolded font when I read it;-).
    Still haven't had time to try it out yet. Thinking I might get some brand new brass for the occasion...