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Old 09-05-2012, 13:10   #126
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I think it is probably common for reloaders to figure that, since it threw 20 accurate charges, why would it throw one higher or lower.
Which is a very good reason to stay 0.3 gr to 0.5 gr away from max. Leave a little room for powder measure variation.

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Old 09-05-2012, 14:17   #127
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Which is a very good reason to stay 0.3 gr to 0.5 gr away from max. Leave a little room for powder measure variation.

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Gee... recommended Min to rcommended Max... the spread on 320/124gr loads is sometimes .3gr to .5gr

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Old 09-05-2012, 14:36   #128
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Gee... recommended Min to rcommended Max... the spread on 320/124gr loads is sometimes .3gr to .5gr
Sometimes that is exactly the case. But I still try to stay away from max. I don't use the V320 powder but even the other powders don't have much range. This is particularly true for pistol reloading.

But it seems to me if the load is at max and the powder measure hiccups, there is a possibility of a serious overcharge.

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Old 09-05-2012, 14:52   #129
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Gee... recommended Min to rcommended Max... the spread on 320/124gr loads is sometimes .3gr to .5gr
I stay away from powders like that.

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Old 09-05-2012, 15:41   #130
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...But it seems to me if the load is at max and the powder measure hiccups, there is a possibility of a serious overcharge.
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I stay away from powders like that.
Oh nuts... when I asked what Kool-Aid to drink everyone said blue 'cause Dillons are purrrfect and powder-throws are consistent and accurate.

...but a lot of people stay away from 320 - based more on price, than limited charge spread.
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Old 09-05-2012, 16:29   #131
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Oh nuts... when I asked what Kool-Aid to drink everyone said blue 'cause Dillons are purrrfect and powder-throws are consistent and accurate.

...but a lot of people stay away from 320 - based more on price, than limited charge spread.
I think it may also be based on availability from the LGSs. They simply don't stock high $ powder. To even try VV powder you are practically forced to add it to a bulk order from somewhere like Powder Valley. And then there is that HazMat fee! You really can't buy just a pound to try it out.

So, I just ordered a pound of N540 for .308. Sierra calls it their accuracy load for the .308 175 gr BTHP. I'm in!

But I also bought 8# of IMR 4064, a pound of Varget, primers and some bullets. I need to spread that HazMat fee around.

I have been loading .45 ACP with 4.8 gr of 700-X since '82. I don't see any reason to change so I may never get to try VV powder in a pistol. But the most it could add to the cost of a reloaded round is about a penny. Two cents on the outside. When the bullet costs thirteen cents, who cares about another penny?

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Thanks, and I am glad you learned some stuff.

Could you PM Zombie Steve, Jack, Whisky and a couple others. Just so they know I was right. I would hate for them to miss it.
I'd venture to say they know your always right, anyway! ;-) but I'll dot the T, anyway just for you. :-))




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