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Power pistol & .45 acp

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by ruger rcm, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. ruger rcm

    ruger rcm

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    i finally tried this combination, don't remember the charge(under max)
    with 230gr jrn and holey toledo........300rds and i picked up all my brass about 3'-4' to my right in a nice little pile......out of my G21c.:wow::wow::wow:

    Going to try it out of my G20 next with 165 jfp.....

    both pistols are bone stock.
     
  2. dkf

    dkf

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    Everyone must use Power Pistol in my area. The Cabelas store and the local shop I use was out of it. Hopefully they get a shipment in today. Never used it before but if I like it I'm buying 4lbs. Calling around just to find powder sucks.:yawn:
     


  3. ruger rcm

    ruger rcm

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    May 27, 2010
    Wahoo. NE.
    I go between Cabelas and Scheels for "need right now" stuff in my area....
    also gets me out of the house for a bit
     
  4. Kwesi

    Kwesi

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    PP works great (230gr FMJ) out of my buddy's Mac-10 full auto.
     
  5. mizer67

    mizer67

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    Power Pistol is fine if you're trying to "impress" friends shooting at night. Huge fireball and BANG!
     
  6. whitebread

    whitebread ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    The UPS man dropped 8 pounds of this stuff off at my house yeterday. I am not finding load data for 230 grain Hornady XTP JHP's in my Hornady manual. Anyone have suggestions on a safe load?
     
  7. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    May 31, 2007
    Old Colorado City
    Turns out the Hornady manual has data for it. :whistling:

    Hornady 7 shows a max of 7.6 grains of Power Pistol with the 230 XTP loaded to 1.230" for 900 fps from their 5" 1911 test gun.

    You can buy me a Mountain Dew later.
     
  8. whitebread

    whitebread ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Wow, I will have to look again! I was tired last night and may have missed it. :embarassed: The powder was a late xmas gift form my wife...I usually research powders before buying them. Thanks for the info!
     
  9. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Old Colorado City
    It might not be in the new manual. #7 is the only one I have close by. #8 is in the garage.

    I can't help out with Power Pistol beyond that. Never used it.
     
  10. F106 Fan

    F106 Fan

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    OOPS!

    Hornady changed their mind in the Eighth edition: Now the max for the 230 gr HP-XTP at 1.230" is 7.1 gr (900 fps). The starting load is 5.5 gr for 700 fps.

    I wonder what happened?

    Richard
     
  11. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    Good catch. I still haven't consulted #8.

    I did notice with #8 that they finally got realistic about Unique in .45 auto.