If you could only use ONE powder for your 10mm...


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euclid
May 12, 2003, 10:41 PM
What would it be? I am looking for a powder that meters well, is relatively clean burning, accurate and can be used push a wide range of bullet weights over a wide range of velocities. A tall order, I know. That is why I am asking for your help.

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Steve Smith
May 12, 2003, 10:55 PM
800X course, I only do one thing with it.

caz223
May 13, 2003, 09:28 AM
Blue dot is prolly most common.
I've had failures in cold weather with standard primers, and compressed blue dot, though.
I think power pistol is ok with standard primers.
Power pistol is for full power 357SIG, 10mm, .40 and 9mm.
I know I'm prolly missing a few calibers, but I'd say it isn't very versatile.

braindead0
May 13, 2003, 10:03 AM
Foot powder....

Zero
May 13, 2003, 12:32 PM
This has worked pretty well for me.

jmbg29
May 13, 2003, 12:46 PM
7 grs. of Unique

I'll second Vhitavouri as well.

Mike Irwin
May 13, 2003, 04:57 PM
I've found AA 7 to be a very nice powder, except that it is so fine that it leaks around the "elastomeric" seal on my Lee powder thrower.

Shootin' Buddy
May 14, 2003, 11:05 PM
Power Pistol is the best I've found for strong 10mm loads and is in fact the only powder I use in my 10.

It is incredibly clean burning and produces powerful yet accurate rounds.

It is not, however, all that good for light loads. But um, I don't load my 10 light.

Clark
May 15, 2003, 12:32 AM
I have experimented to see how much power I can get out of 10mm with both a stock Glock 20 and with a Barsto barrel.

1) 800X
2) Power Pistol

LONGSHOT, 3N37, Blue Dot, N105, AA#9, H110, and STEEL are not as good.

Clark
May 15, 2003, 12:43 AM
Here is a picture of 30-30 brass turned into 10mm, but I couldn't get anymore power than normal brass before the case bulged.

Clark
May 15, 2003, 12:45 AM
http://www.thehighroad.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=274851

MCNETT
May 15, 2003, 01:39 AM
800X is the best powder for power, period.
Power Pistol is the best "range load" powder, but lacks high-end steam. AA9 is for someone who has to have a meterable powder, but doesn't need max loads.
800X for me.
-Mike

euclid
May 15, 2003, 11:02 PM
I knew I was missing a powder when I constructed the poll...I didn't intend to have an "other" category. I wanted to add 800X.

The only knock on 800X seems to be metering. Is it bad enough to discourage one from using it?

Thanks for the replies.

MCNETT
May 16, 2003, 11:28 AM
My Dillon gives me .1gr vaiations. About as good as you can ever expect. My old Lee's powder measure it metered terribly.
-Mike

Carnitas
May 16, 2003, 08:23 PM
I'm mostly interested in making economical, safe, range loads. I've been using Universal Clays but would like a powder that fills more of the case without increasing the weight too much so it stays economical. How does the bulk density of these powders compare?

Tusker10mm
May 16, 2003, 09:27 PM
800X all the way baby, for all hunting loads, with Hornady XTP's :) :) :)

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