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Range Day

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by ForneyRider, Apr 20, 2008.

  1. ForneyRider

    ForneyRider Active Member

    Jul 26, 2007
    Forney, TX
    Spent the day at the range yesterday with Rem .41 Mag, 45ACP, and Rem. 7mm Mag. Lots of black rifles there.

    Here is some chrony data (recorded at 12ft, at mid-day):

    Spingfield Loaded 1911 stainless (5in)
    I use Lee FCD at .469in crimp. 1.21in OAL.

    230gr JHP, 7.0gr Power Pistol, WLP
    8rnd Magazine averaged: 897fps

    230gr JHP, 7.5gr Power Pistol, WLP
    8rnd Magazine averaged: 963fps
    SD: had 2 that were 1010fps, and one low at 910fps, rest were pretty close to average.
    I've seen load data of 8.1gr, but I am stopping 7.5gr, which is the (max) on factory data.
    These will be/are my +P self defense ammo.

    Factory Rem. 230gr MC UMC ammo: 850fps
    1 did not fire, but SD was amazing like 3.
    I never had a failure to fire with Winchester White Box. This was my first box of UMC. In their 2008 catalog, they show they use their own 2 1/2 primers.

    Everything cycled great in my stock 1911. But some of the brass really ejected pretty far. I hit an AK, AR-15 guy at 50yard range that was 5-6 stations down. Brass catcher going on the list.

    I did some .41 mag too, but got a lot of errors on the chrony. Maybe I need to place further out from my shooting rest?
  2. scrat

    scrat Mentor

    Jan 27, 2007
    Monrovia, CA
    overall sounds like a good day to me
  3. Walkalong

    Walkalong Moderator

    Nov 20, 2006

    Today I shot a few .45, a few .38 Super, a few 9MM, and picked up a lot of .223, .45, and some 9MM & .40. :D

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