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Longshot troubles

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Bowfishrp, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Bowfishrp

    Bowfishrp Member

    Aug 17, 2007
    Spring, TX
    Well I have been trying to get some Hodgdon Longshot to go through my Hornady Power Measure and while some of it is ok, it is not consistent. It looks like it is the same type of powder as Titegroup and I never seemed to have a problem with Titegroup. I would get it to drop 6.5 and out of 10 times it would drop at least one 7.5 and one 6.0. Very frustrating.

    Now I am not using the pistol powder measure for this dropper, but like I said I never had the problem with Titegroup so I have a problem blaming my measure.

    Any suggestions or alternate powders for 45 and 40SW?
  2. SDefender

    SDefender New Member

    Nov 7, 2007
    Columbia, SC
    I am also going to use Longshot in my new Hornady measures. I have read that in order to get consistent throws in any measure of this type, one must use a powder baffle. Check the RCBS optional unit to see what I am talking about. I just made 3 last night out of thin aluminum, 2 for the Hornady's and 1 for the RCBS Chargemaster.

    I have Longshot for the .40 and AA #5 for the .45 auto. Have not tried either yet but the OEM spec's look good. I will only be using these for the high end work. I use Bullseye for the day-day loads in both but have not ran anything through the Hornady measures yet.

    And I have the pistol rotor for both measures. As I seem to recall, the rifle rotor's rated capacity begins ~ 5 grains.
    Last edited: Nov 19, 2007
  3. Steve C

    Steve C Senior Member

    Jan 5, 2006
    For charges under 10gr, use the pistol powder insert in your Hornady measure. The only exception to this is Trail Boss which has such a low density that takes a lot more volume it per grain weight.
  4. pinkymingeo

    pinkymingeo Active Member

    May 31, 2007
    It's not the powder. Longshot is one of the best metering through my Lee pro autodisk. I use a lot of it in 10mm, and it's a surprisingly good powder for medium 44mag loads.

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