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Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by MrBorland, Jan 14, 2011.

  1. MrBorland

    MrBorland Moderator

    Rumor's been flying, but it looks like it's official, so I thought I'd post it here:


    IDPA HQ has lowered the SSR PF requirement to 105,000 from 125,000 so those who don't reload can shoot factory .38spl ammo. Effective January 17th.

    So, all you guys who have a .38/.357 revolver and a holster, there's now one fewer reason to not come out to your local IDPA match! :D
  2. bgeddes

    bgeddes Well-Known Member

    I think 9x18 Mak will make 105K. too... hummmmm.....
  3. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Maybe. But why, you got a Mak revolver?
  4. Hk Dan

    Hk Dan Well-Known Member

    Yeah...but it's SSR. The 4 people who shoot it nationwide will be very conerned...<g>
  5. bgeddes

    bgeddes Well-Known Member

  6. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    That's going to be even harder to make with my .44 Spc!

    Now I'm going to have to COUNT the individual grains of powder to go that low!


  7. MrBorland

    MrBorland Moderator

    Maybe try these, Sam: 120gr .430" lead ball. The Rules don't say anything about the projectile matching what's written on the barrel, do they? :D
  8. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Yeah! That's the ticket! I can make them get to the target faster than I can eat a sandwich.

    Let's see, 105 pf...assuming I stick with my standard 200 gr. RNs, that's 525 fps. Wow. I wonder if it's legal to make a scouring hit "on the bounce?" Not sure that's fast enough to get all the way to the target before gravity takes over.
  9. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Well-Known Member

    Well, I've loaded 230s to less than 600 fps for .45 ESP. They seem to do all right without having to go for the first bounce, but I prefer a 200 at 650.
  10. Sam1911

    Sam1911 Moderator

    Sheesh. I load to 825 and don't consider them to be "hot" but that way I can shoot ESR or SSR as the mood strikes me.

    Just signed up for the MD State match in SSR, though, and might indeed try to scrape the bottom just for yukks.
  11. 71Commander

    71Commander Well-Known Member

    What it would allow is for those who have a 38 SC/9mm 686 to use 95 gr LRN bullets intended for a 380 ACP. At 1200 fps, those rounds are like shooting a cap gun in 9mm. I've got em close to 1400 fps out of my bottom feeder and mild is an understatement.

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