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Hot handloads

Discussion in 'Thin to Win - G36 Club' started by ILikeFtLbs, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. ILikeFtLbs

    ILikeFtLbs

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    I loaded up some 230 gr. FMJ rounds for practice. The load was 7.0 gr. Power Pistol, the starting load according to the manual, which should have been about 800-830 ft/sec. They were very hot for some reason. They chronoed about 930 ft. sec out of a Kimber 1911. No signs of over pressure at all, but I did not want to cause wear to that gun, so I stopped shooting them in it. They shot fine out of my Ruger Blackhawk, but I decided to test them in my g36. No signs of overpressure in any gun, but they barked and recoiled like an SOB. Accuracy was good, and the g36 never had any reliability problems. It seems to be a sturdy little gun.

    If you want to load .45, I don't think power pistol is the best powder. I would start lower than the manual says or use something else. Bullseye and Unique work, and I think VV N340 might also work well.
     
  2. den888

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    When I loaded .45 ACP in the past, Bullseye was good powder. So was WW 231 for .45 ACP...
     

  3. Wetrudgeon

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    We have used Bullseye to good effect in our .45acp loads. Hot loads in a G36 are no fun...

    We trudge on.
     
  4. mplecha

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    I would try around 6.5gr of Power Pistol for the g36. It's a great shooting gun, but it's no 1911!
     
  5. tooouter

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    Power Pistol is my favorite powder for .45 (even in the G36), .357 Sig & 10mm. For just plinking, I use tightgroup for my .45's.
     
  6. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665

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    Old post...I know, but it needs to liven up in here.

    To the OP...

    You messed up somewhere...either that or your chrono did (low battery?)

    I have used 7 grains of Power Pistol under every jacketed bullet made for the 45acp...

    With the 230 grain XTP it chrono's 790 fps
    230 Remington bulk.....................810 fps
    230 Speer TMJ...........................770 fps

    Just to name a few...and those are from a G36.
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2011
  7. VictimNoMore

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    I could see OAL being the issue here.

    FWIW, I load for my G36 using TiteGroup, using 4.4grns behind a 230grn plated round nose bullet, OAL of 1.250. They are easy to shoot, makes things fun.
     
  8. Canyon Man and myself have a posting here, on Thin to Win, of loads using 7.6 and 7.7gr of Power Pistol. They usually run 860 - 900 fps.
    I'm not suggesting them to anyone, and use at your own risk, but they are all listed here with all loading parameters.
    http://www.glocktalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1316322
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    Last edited: Mar 7, 2011