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Power Pistol and 230gr plated

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by fxdc, Dec 25, 2015.

  1. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Anyone run this combo?
    I've done alot of 9mm major loads. But my Gal wants to shoot her 45 so I have it set at 8.0grs per max manual specs.

    And will chronograph it , and post results. Just wonding if anyone has already done this yet.

    And we all know the we can push the manual max loads.
    My major 9mm with PP is 7.1 with a 124 plated at 1340 to 1360fps.
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    For a black powder pistol, I'd use black powder.
     
  3. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    It's not black powder
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    lol.. that's not what I said
     
  5. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Finally getting around to posting results. From 5" 1911.....

    8.0grs Power Pistol
    230gr RN X Treme plated
    Winchester Lrg PP
    860 fps avg
     
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  6. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Looks like you're loading significantly beyond published load data, at least according to Lyman's 49th, for both the 9mm and 45. Please let me know when you plan to shoot down here in southern Oregon. I will be the guy elsewhere.
     
  7. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    In Speer #14 they show Power Pistol 8.0 for 916 fps. for a 230g RN.
     
  8. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    Ok ok ok ..... LOL
    Truth be the string Hi was 881.
    Avg was the 860
    Can't remember what the low was on the 5 shot string... you do the math.

    The Alliant 2014 guide 8.1 / 916 for TMJ mine were plated. I'll trust my chronograph.
     
  9. evltwn

    evltwn Gold Hill Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Kinda scary when two references so such a wide varience.
     
  10. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    That's true about the difference between books.

    Just as a foot note..... I chronographed some 230gr FMJ Sig ammo that same day and it ran at 860 fps as an FYI.
     
  11. Mikej

    Mikej Portland Gold Supporter Gold Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Not really, for me anyway. I read these recipes as " We made this up and these were the results", velocity, pressure, COAL in a certain barrel length. So what I take from this is, the recipe will allow me to go "This High" safely. Or, this low with out sticking a bullet. The variance gives me more room to play safely! I'd be more concerned loading a recipe that only has a .5 grain variance!
     
  12. Crohnos01

    Crohnos01 Washington Active Member

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    I have noticed a trend for derating max loads in the newer manuals. A buddy of mine bought a newer manual and asked what my recipe for 7mm was. After I told him, he informed me that I was something like 2 grains over max according to his manual. My Speer manual from the late 60's said that I was just at max loading H4831. I then went to the Hodgen site to see what they said and they gave a number that was lower still.... Maybe it's a side effect of living in such a litigation prone society? And/or they don't make firearms like they used to?
    At any rate, I've been shooting this load for 40 years and never had a gun blow up yet..... But I am also not going to load for anyone else due to the liability entanglement either.
     
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  13. HappyRoman

    HappyRoman Sherwood Forest Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    A more economical load would be 5.0 grains of Red dot or 5.0 grs of Bullseye..
    A little more gentle for the Lady friend. Should chrono out in the 825-835fps range.
    It's a great target shooting load, and pleasant to shoot