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H1500308
May 7, 2008, 02:23 PM
Just received a copy of the 7th edition. I was disappointed because there was very limited reloading information for H4895 in the calibers and bullet weights that I load for. .223/55g FMJBT and.243/100g BPSP. What gives? I thought there would be more info for loading with this powder.

I guess I'll just have to keep using the generic data from the Hodgdon website.

Just double checked, there's also no data for 9mm 115 FMJRN with Unique. or .30-06 150g/180g with H4895.

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rcmodel
May 7, 2008, 02:59 PM
Yep!

That's why the older editions of everyones load manuals are so valuable to keep around.

Most of the new manuals have more data on the "Newest & Baddest" powders, not necessarily what everyone has been using successfully for 50+ years!

The single book Hornady #7 is pretty much a "suppliment" to the two-book #6 edition, with all the "new" powders in it.

rcmodel

H1500308
May 7, 2008, 04:02 PM
rcmodel-I actually ordered this book on your advice. I wish you had mentioned that I needed the earlier book!!

Lazuris
May 7, 2008, 06:30 PM
The sierra book has an expanded section on service rifles if thats what you're looking for. My only gripe is that i rip the pages over time due to the 3 hole style binder.

Galil5.56
May 7, 2008, 07:45 PM
FWIW, I have used 115 grain Win FMJ RN bullets and 6.0 grains of Unique in 9x19 for a very long time with great results. It gets 1170 fps from a "slow" 92FS I tested. This load is from older factory data using Unique from the period. WW231's burning rate is really great for the 115's, while Unique really comes into it's own with 124 grain bullets.

Seen a lot of powders come and go, and wouldn't be surprised if Unique (and Bullseye for that matter) are still be burned from new cans 100 years from now... It just works, and damn well.

33rowdy
May 7, 2008, 09:57 PM
I'm glad to know this. Hornady Manual was next on my list. Sierra is a new thought. I already have "Speer" #12 and "Nosler" 5th Edition.

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