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25 ACP Powder?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by steve4102, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. steve4102

    steve4102

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    I know, I know, what an I doing loading for a little PITA round like the 25ACP. Well, my wife and kids keep shootin all the factory stuff faster than I can find it, so, it's time to load my own.

    I have load data from Sierra, Lyman 48 and Hornady #7. Of all the powders listed in these manuals, none are ball or spherical type. I tried 231 last night and could not get my Harrell's Precision Schuetzen Pistol measure to drop consistent charges. I guess 1.5gr is just to small.

    So, anyone out there have any load data for the 25ACP with Ball type powders that will meter well at less than 2 grains?

    Thanks

    Oh, I'm loading 50gr FMJ.
     
  2. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    I measure 1.5 Bullseye with a home made dipper by cutting down a 22 short case and superglueing it to a piece of bamboo grilling skewer. I just got the Lee micro disc for my Autodisc measure but I haven't tried it out yet.
     

  3. 380Seecamp

    380Seecamp

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    I've used 1.5 grains of AA #2 metered through my Redding BR-3 measure under a 50 grain pill. The powder meters well and this load works OK in my Baby Browning.

    The load data for this powder that came with my Lee dies suggests a starting load of 1.4 gr and maximum of 1.6 gr.
     
  4. frankmako

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    i used bullseye when i load 25 acp. i don't load it much, been several years. i got the data out of one of my 1970's reloading books. with the 25 acp it takes a little more time to reload because of the size.
     
  5. creophus

    creophus Born Again

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    Do you even NEED powder in a 25acp? Just a primer should launch that little bullet to factory velocities! :)
     
  6. GioaJack

    GioaJack Conifer Jack

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    You could probably accomplish the same thing by throwing a pebble and it would be much quieter.

    Jack
     
  7. ssgrock3

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    sorry can't add to this thread, but my big ole fingers probably would be near impossible for me to load .25 acp, heck 9mm is kinda small for me. Do they make a square deal b in .25acp? that would be the ticket if you shot a bunch of it.
     
  8. Beware Owner

    Beware Owner NOT a victim.

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    ede Bama's Friend

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    never loaded for it but i'd think 700x would be a great powder for the .25. i've used it for the .32 and i know it runs great in it.
     
  10. wavetrain75

    wavetrain75 Useless Member

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    Wouldn't it be cheaper just to buy them a nice little .22?
     
  11. rich636

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    I for one salute you for reloading .25acp! I always see the die set and I wonder, "who reloads .25?". Now I know. It is a pricey but fun caliber to shoot. For all that it isn't, my little .25 raven has a better reliability record than my CZ75.