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Old 08-19-2014, 19:09   #1
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Hs-6

Anyone try hodgdon HS-6 for a GSSF load in either 9mm or 40sw? If so what's your recipe , I've got enough for 200 to 250 loads and need a good ecipe for a soft shooting load!
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Old 08-19-2014, 22:18   #2
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In my opinion HS-6 is more for high end loads. I like it for warm/hot 9mm loads with 124gr JHP bullets.
Go for the min load from Hodgdon and work up to where you want to be.
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Old 08-20-2014, 07:38   #3
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HS-6 is my go-to powder for 9mm. I'm new to GSSF (only shot the indoor league), but my load is 6.0 grains with a 125 FMJ or 6.2 grains with a 115 FMJ. Soft shooting, accurate, and I've never had a FTF or FTE. Also, the powder meters very well and burns cleanly.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:00   #4
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In my opinion HS-6 is more for high end loads. I like it for warm/hot 9mm loads with 124gr JHP bullets.
Go for the min load from Hodgdon and work up to where you want to be.
Agreed, HS-6 is the go to powder for guys shooting 9mm major in USPSA around my neck of the woods.

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HS-6 is my go-to powder for 9mm. I'm new to GSSF (only shot the indoor league), but my load is 6.0 grains with a 125 FMJ or 6.2 grains with a 115 FMJ. Soft shooting, accurate, and I've never had a FTF or FTE. Also, the powder meters very well and burns cleanly.
Both your loads are under recommended starting load per Hodgdon. Curious as to what your velocities are, in what gun and accuracy test criteria.
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Old 08-20-2014, 09:55   #5
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I load 124gr. Speer gold dot's with 6.5 grains of HS-6. I have no chrono but i'd guess in the 1100 FPS range. This is a surprisingly soft recoil round.
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In my opinion HS-6 is more for high end loads. I like it for warm/hot 9mm loads with 124gr JHP bullets.
Go for the min load from Hodgdon and work up to where you want to be.
I also agree.

HS6 is not the powder I would choose for "soft shooting" target rounds.

But if you have half a pound and want to shoot it up, you could try some 180gr plated/jacketed in one of your 40's. Try 6.5gr, load it to 1.125", should give you a soft feel at about 900fps.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:41   #7
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Hi Boxerglocker-

To answer your questions: I don't know what the velocity of the load is because I haven't chronographed it yet. I am shooting it in a G34 with a KKM barrel. When I say it is "accurate", I mean "accurate enough" for my purposes which is consistently shooting the innermost ring on the "tombstone target" at 25 yards that is used in the indoor GSSF league. FWIW, I've noticed that this load seems to be more accurate than factory Winchester or Remington ammo with the added advantage of less recoil. Due to the lower charge of HS-6 I doubt it would make the "power factor" required for IDPA. I hope that answers your questions.

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