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Can W296 or Hodgdon Lil'Gun be used in a 10mm???

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Tmygun, Jan 26, 2010.


  1. Tmygun

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    Anyone have any luck with either of these powders in the 10mm? I'm thinking they may be ok for the heaviest bullets.
    Thanks for any input.

    Tmygun:supergrin:
     

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    I haven't, but others such as Mike McNett have done so in the past. Results were mediocre, at best. Probably not enough case capacity would be my guess.
     
  4. Tmygun

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    I figured they were probably a little too slow. I see one load for W296 in Lee that only gives about 950fps with very low pressure with a 180gr. bullet. I don't mind a mild load, as long as it's accurate:supergrin:. I haven't seen anything with Lil'Gun.
    Thanks.

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    Even if you did find data I don't think it would cycle reliably.
     
  6. Tmygun

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    I guess I'd better get some 800X, that seems like an ideal powder for the 10mm. I just thought I'd ask since I have a good bit of Lil'Gun and W296. Oh well, I'll just have to use it up in my Ruger Bisley 45 Colt:supergrin:.

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    As noted, not enough case cap. I like 800X, but it has to be hand weighed, it flows like mashpotatos in most measures & if you are running high end loads, you don't want 0.3gr swings in charge wt. AA#9 is useful for full loads w/ heavy bullets, but still a bit low on vel. I like AA#7 or Longshot. then again, I don't try to make the10mm into something it isn't.:dunno: I'm happy w/ 180gr bullets @ 1200fps or 200gr @ 1150fps.
     
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    I counted 28 different powders in my data for the 10mm and saw nothing for 296 or Lil'Gun. Checking a burn rate chart, Lil'Gun comes in at #69 and 296 @ #72, fastest to slowest burning comparing 173 powders.
    Power Pistol, Blue Dot, Unique and AA-7 seemed popular and they're faster burners.
     
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    I stuffed some cases full of W296 for one of my Glock 20s just to try it, and the ammo fired fine, the gun cycled OK, but accuracy was mediocre.
     
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    When the 10mm first came out, I tried 2400 & 4227, both far too slow for complete bruning & good accuracy, not to mention pretty low vel. BlueDot or a powder in that burn range will work pretty well from midrange to wild. Longshot works for me, good accuracy & vel. BlueDot is decent. HS7 was good, no longer made & AA#7 works well too. SOme guys like PP, just haven't tried it. I can use LS in my 357sig loads to, so I've pretty much stopped looking for a 10mm powder.
     
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    Longshot. It's my next try in 10mm. People swear by it. Power Pistol works real well for sane loads Longshot is like 800x that actually works in a powder measure.
     
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    I had alot of old W296 sitting around and I don't shoot enough full power 357mag to use it all up so I did some searching and found some load data for 357sig. It worked fine, cycled the G31. It was a compressed load and deformed the ranier HP's trying to seat them. I'm sure you'd get similar results trying it in a 10 mm. It'll work ok to use up powder but there are better choices out there for 10mm.

    Here are some other's insight:
    http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?p=859603
    http://thehighroad.us/showthread.php?t=95937
     
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