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Cast bullets and Accurate #7 powder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 8mmman, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. 8mmman

    8mmman Member

    I have a fair amount of Accurate #7 and was thinking of trying it in my 6.5 Japanese using 140 & 150 grain GC cast bullets. Anyone ever use this powder for cast bullet shooting?

  2. flashhole

    flashhole New Member

    I use it with bullets I cast myself for my 40 S&W. My bullets are 175 grain hard cast and my powder charge is just over the minimum starting load. No barrel leading but the velocity is only around 900 fps.
  3. mgmorden

    mgmorden Active Member

    Maybe I'm missing something obvious, but isn't AA #7 way, way too fast a powder for 6.5 Jap?
  4. baker1425

    baker1425 Member

    I'd be really cautious using a fast pistol powder like that for a 6.5 and try to find a reference.

    I'd think that if you want to use a pistol powder, maybe unique. I tend to use IMR4227 for my cast rifle loads, but have used Unique and SR4759.
  5. 35 Whelen

    35 Whelen Active Member

    I picked up an 8 lb. jug of AA#7 several years ago. All I knew about it was that it was a pistol powder and it was CHEAP! As in $85 cheap.
    I loaded 9mm and 357 Mags. with it, but being an ardent bullet caster, I just HAD to try it in some of my .30 caliber rifles. I mainly Swiss K-31's and 1903/03A3's. Long story short, it worked GREAT (all targets are 100 yds. with open sights):

    I've used it in my 03 too, but don't have pics. I'd say start at about 10 grs. or so and work up. The stuff meters VERY well.


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