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best handgun powder
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 8:41 pm    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

OV1...have a look at H4227 for your .357 Mag. This is another of those Aussies powders that I have used (AR2205) in my .357 and it was great...although I must admit I didn't chrono the loads 'cause I don't have a chrono. I used to use 2400, but after changing over to AR2205 I found quite an improvement in recoil and accuracy...especially with the Winchester 125gn Hollow Cavity bullets.

As for temperature sensitivity, I can't help ya there...doesn't get cold enough out here to worry about that problem.

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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 2011 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

Hey Vince, yup for my .357 I use 18.5grs of H4227 behind a hornady 125gr xtp bullet good for 1725fps and accuracy is great with that load. When I use hornady 158gr xtp I also use H4227 with 15grs which is good for 1425fps and accuracy is also great with this load. I've also used Lil'Gun with the 158gr xtp with excellent results.

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 1:56 am    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

stovepipe wrote:
Ya know what else I'd like a set of them stocks you have on your SBH for my Alaskan.

The ruger number for the grips on my SRH is T21007, Brownells has them

Brownells

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 7:00 am    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

Ominivision1 wrote:
Hey Vince, yup for my .357 I use 18.5grs of H4227 behind a hornady 125gr xtp bullet good for 1725fps and accuracy is great with that load. When I use hornady 158gr xtp I also use H4227 with 15grs which is good for 1425fps and accuracy is also great with this load. I've also used Lil'Gun with the 158gr xtp with excellent results.

From memory...pretty much the loads I used mate. This powder is also a damn fine small rifle calibre powder. No two ways about it...ADI have developed some very versatile powders.

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 12:15 pm    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

Field test today were way better despite the rain showers and temp at 54F. As I said earlier, I reduced the charge in the .44 SRH 9 1/2" to 19grs of alliant 300mp with 300gr noslers oal 1.665"
and after 40 rounds had an average of 1275fps with chrono at 10' feet from muzzle. The loads were a pleasure to shoot and no problems at all with these.

Also loaded up 20 rounds 240gr hornady xtp with with 23grs alliant 300mp oal 1.575 ̋
for an average velocity of 1400fps. These loads were great to shoot and had no problems at all.

All loads using cci lp primers with mild crimp. I think I'm settled on these 2 loads and now will pursue further for accuracy and also work on the 200gr xtp. 2 1/2" inch five shot groups with scope and bench rest with 2 sandbags at 75yards for the 240gr xtp and the 300gr were just over 3" at 75 yards. Very Happy

Now tumbling the empty cases and getting ready for next weekend. Smile

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 4:26 pm    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

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Now tumbling the empty cases and getting ready for next weekend.

What is next weekend?

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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

The wife has to work at the school next weekend (teacher) as next week is the last week of school and I've got all my chores done for the month. So barring any disaster, Saturday should be total recoil therapy. Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:07 am    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

Ominivision1 wrote:
stovepipe wrote:
Ya know what else I'd like a set of them stocks you have on your SBH for my Alaskan.

The ruger number for the grips on my SRH is T21007, Brownells has them

Brownells

Woot! Awesome. I love changing grips and stuff. I got 3 set's for my 357 snub alone.

Thanks man.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:31 am    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

Good morning Stovey. Had yer coffee yet? I'm on my third cup...

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:33 am    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

Mornin' Bossman.

First cup's goin' in now. Then I'm off to the barn fer a muckout afore breakfast.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 6:45 am    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

Yer too slow. I already done it AND fed them and cleaned out the water trough, checked and cleaned 8 hooves and inspected for ticks.

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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 7:19 am    Post subject: Re: best handgun powder Reply with quote

Sorry boss, runnin' late...just ordered a load of primers, powder, bullets, etc....ran outta 230gr hardball last night.

Ooops.

Mercy bossman- mercy!
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