Pressure testing ?


January 2, 2004, 05:46 PM
Is there a lab out there that will allow a person to send handloads to be pressure tested? I've got some 9x23 loads I'd like to see about.

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January 2, 2004, 06:38 PM
I know JD Jones's SKS Industries does pressure testing. No idea what the cost would be though.

January 2, 2004, 08:39 PM
You could use Dane's whoosy loads, or my hot loads for the 9x23mm, or something in between.

January 2, 2004, 09:10 PM
I'm usuing a load close to the ones you sent me but was just curious where I was at.

January 3, 2004, 12:21 AM
Yes, but for the life of me I don't immediately remember who; recent, too.

January 3, 2004, 12:35 AM
Hey WESHOOT, I thought I got this from you...or that post??

Lost River Ballistic Technologies

January 3, 2004, 01:43 AM
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1) Win data: 6.3 gr 231, 125 gr, 46,000 psi, 1300 fps

2) Dane Burns Data: 9 gr 3N37, 125 gr. 1452 fps

3) my data w/ Win brass, 1.36" in a Tokarev:
a) 10 gr 3N37, 130 gr. primer falls out. poor velocity
b) 16 gr Power Pistol, 158 gr. no pressure problems, highest velocity and best load

January 3, 2004, 03:44 PM
Webshoot2 let me know if you come up with it I e-mailed the above link so we'll see.

January 6, 2004, 02:58 PM
Western Powders, (http://) will test ammo for you for $54.97.

January 6, 2004, 07:00 PM
Thanks for the link johnK.... I might have to try that sometime.

January 7, 2004, 11:09 AM
John K,
Thanks, I was unable to retrieve that location in my worn out brain.

So the head bottle washer at Handloads.Com is here in Western WA?
I live on Mercer Island's tough South end where the rats are big and the dogs are mean.

You are always so positive.... I want to switch to your brand of coffee.

January 8, 2004, 12:08 PM
Maybe that's the trick Clark - no coffee :) Whatever brand my parents drank when I was growing up was so foul I never developed a taste for the stuff.

I'm just a tad NE of you, up near Duvall - but I work just across the water from Mercer Island in Bellevue.

January 8, 2004, 07:36 PM
I built a home on acrage [with windows that opened in the correct direction for shooting] North of Monroe and lived there in the 80's and 90's.

When I would leave work in the Bellevue/Redmond area electronics companys, I would only be half way home when I went through Duvall.

Just North of Duvall there is Cherry Creek pheasant release site. I have had some fun there:)

March 23, 2004, 01:34 AM
for a pressure testing rig.i already have a p35 chronograph can i get an addon pressure tester for it,thanks,keith

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