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200 gr. XTP load?

Discussion in '10mm Reloading Forum' started by Squeeze, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. Squeeze


    Feb 3, 2011
    Up Nort'

    I am loading 200 gr. XTPs, for the Spring turkey season...
    No not for turkeys, but for cranky black bears. Anyway,
    my SD load is a 180 gr. XTP, loaded with a Max. charge
    of Blue Dot for my G20SF/factory barrel. I ran experiments
    with Longshot and Blue Dot, over my chrony, and Blue Dot
    won the velocity race, in the factory barrel. I also have
    a 6" KKM barrel that I swap in for "woods gun" mode, and
    this 180 gr. XTP load picks up ~40 fps, and could be
    pushed a bit higher, given the fully supported chamber.
    So, for the 200 gr. XTP loads, only to be shot out of the
    KKM barrel, given I have Alliant Steel, Alliant Blue Dot, and
    Hodgdon Long Shot, in the powder locker, which two would
    you pick for the next velocity race? Incidentally, I loaded
    a couple of starting loads for the 200 gr. XTP, at 8.6 gr,
    and 8.9 gr. of Blue Dot. From the sticky thread on Alliant
    powders, this seems like I have a ways to go before
    reaching the potential Max. for this bullet. :shocked:

  2. Taterhead

    Taterhead Counting Beans

    Dec 13, 2008
    Boise, Idaho
    I would grab Blue Dot Dot and Longshot. I like both of them.

  3. ctious


    Dec 12, 2011
    Longshot at 9gr in the kkm is a nice load. Over book but a good load. Check out the swampfox 1325 thread. I did some testing.
  4. _The_Shadow

    _The_Shadow Ret. Fireman

    Jul 23, 2007
    Southeast, LoUiSiAna
    The loads you seek are posted in on the forum if you look in the correct places, by reading thru you will learn what others have done and what may be safe in your gun. Not evey gun will shoot the loads listed.

    However Blue Dot and LongShot are great powders...I will say that my guns handle 10.5 grains of blue Dot under a Hornady 200gr XTP seated to 1.260" for velocity of 1180 fps-1200 fps.

    LongShot, loads are shown all over the place with different bullets, this powder as this very entergetic with its yield. In test with 9.4 grains of LongShot under the 200gr XTP velocity was 1250 fps but I saw case expansion that raise my suspicions and safety concerns.
  5. nickE10mm

    nickE10mm F.S.F.O.S.

    Apr 13, 2004
    Wichita, KS
    I like Longshot best for the 200gr XTP but Blue Dot should gain a nice amount with the longer barrel (as it has a fairly slow burn rate that likes a 6" tube)