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Hodgdon's long shot...

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by BSA70, Jun 13, 2014.

  1. BSA70

    BSA70

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    Very frustrated not being able to find pistol powder. A very good re loader was in the store when I was looking for some powder. He suggested long shot. I did a quick google and found it was being used in pistol. I picked up the one they had in stock.

    Have any of you guys used this with success in pistol caliber?

    Thanks brian
     
  2. PCJim

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    I use it for 357Sig when I feel like reloading for the caliber. I'm sure it is good for other warm loads in various calibers. Check Hodgdon's reloading center to see what calibers they recommend it for.
     

  3. lumbermill

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    It's a great powder in .40. I've been using it exclusively for the past 2 years now. It performs best for me on the warm side. Relatively clean burning. Excellent grouping. Those are a few of the notes from my journal. Good find!


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  4. Hoser

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    Great for high velocity loads. Kinda like Blue Dot and 296. I use it for 9x19 Major.

    On the skeet range it is the perfect powder for 28 gauge. However it is called Loud Shot for a reason.
     
  5. happie2shoot

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    I love Longshot, wish I could get 4 8lb kegs and others too.

    Its one of the best for 40, 10mm 45sup, 460R, in the 40
    you can get 1150 to 1200fps with a 180 cast and 4'' barrels
    with book loads.
     
  6. fredj338

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    It's a great choice for high pressure, full power loads in 9, 40, 357sig & 10mm. I am sure it runs fine in upper midrange magnum loads as well.
     
  7. SJ 40

    SJ 40 Deplorable,Clinger

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    Use it in 9 and 40,one of my favorites. SJ 40
     
  8. WeeWilly

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    One of my favorites for 10mm, works in a lot of pistol calibers.
     
  9. Kentguy

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    BSA70 "Have any of you guys used this with success in pistol caliber?"

    I have only used it with 9mm but it runs great out of my G17. A bit stout but that's what I was going for, burns clean, good power but nothing crazy.

    124g PHP (Remington Golden Saber)
    Hodgdon Long Shot - 5.6g/5.7g
    OAL - 1.145"

    Good luck and be safe out there
     
  10. Big Sam

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    I have burnt a lot of Longshot over the last 3 years. Like the other guy say, it works best with high pressure loads. In that sense it's like H-110 even though the burn rate is closer to Blue Dot. It has been an outstanding choice in 10mm with 200 bullets (lead or jacketed) and 180gr jacketed (have not tried it on lead in 180 gr). Equally good on 40 S&W with 180 gr jacketed. I did not get good results on any 45 acp but did get good results in 147gr lead and jacketed in 9mm.

    I would not rate it a general all around powder like Power Pistol.
     
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  11. njl

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    I've made mild 147gr loads with it. They still sound full power. :)
     
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    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    Yes, they should rename it "Loudshot". :whistling:

    WP
     
  13. my_old_glock

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    I don't remember off hand which calibers I use Longshot, but I do know I have a few loads that are accurate using that powder. I am fairly certain one load is 380 ACP with a 105 grain bullet.


    I looked on the Hodgdon reloading website http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol and they have a lot of data for Longshot.



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  14. njl

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    Longshot for .380? Hodgdon doesn't publish any data. It seems way too slow a powder for .380.
     
  15. Kentguy

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    njl "Longshot for .380? Hodgdon doesn't publish any data. It seems way too slow a powder for .380."

    Humm... I would agree even with a 105g bullet. :dunno:

    The slowest powder I have tested with .380 is Winchester Autocomp w/95g fmj bullet & 90g XTP HP.

    Autocomp - #43 (Hodgdon burn rate chart)
    Longshot - #52 (Hodgdon burn rate chart)
     
  16. my_old_glock

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    Lee 358-105-SWC lead cast bullet (sized down to .356).
    3.2 to 3.9 grains Longshot
    0.950 COAL.

    Sierra 90 gr Hollow Point #8100
    4.9 grains Longshot
    0.970 COAL



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  17. njl

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    Where did that data come from? Longshot is one of the powders I actually have...but I just can't imagine it working well in .380.
     
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    I got the data from my Quickload software.

    The 4.9 grains LS w/90gr Sierra JHP chronoed @ 1100fps from a Walther PP clone (PP is slightly longer than a PPK).

    The 3.9 grains of LS with the 105gr bullet chronoed @ 930 fps.

    I used an Oehler 35P chronograph.

    The 90 Sierra @1100 fps was very accurate in my gun.

    Try 5 or 10 rounds and see what happens.



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  19. blastfact

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    I use LS for my .357 Sig loads. It is great .357 Sig powder and will take one into nuke land.

    A lot of folks like it for 10mm. I've loaded for 10mm and shoot a lot of 10mm. I always go back to Blue Dot for 10mm.
     
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    Interesting. The only .380 bullets I have are 100gr Xtreme RNFP plated. I wonder what about 3.5gr of LS would do for them from a G42? I'd be really happy with somewhere in the 800s, reliable slide function, complete combustion of the powder, and no broken parts.