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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Jhorn, Sep 21, 2005.

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  1. Jhorn

    Jhorn Member

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    I am trying to load some 135gr plated Ranier bullets to 1225fps for IPSC shooting from a STI 2011 w/5" barrel, does anyone have a powder that they would recommend for me to start with?
     
  2. mrapathy2000

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    VvN320,titegroup,hp38 or win231. max loads will do 1250 in 4" barrel.
    max loads at 6.4gr-7.0gr.

    Universal might work.
     
  3. HSMITH

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    I would start with Power Pistol. I would also try some Tite Group, Winchester Super Field, VV N350, Unique, and MAYBE some Universal Clays and regular Clays IF I could find at least a couple mainstream manuals with data.

    I KNOW Power Pistol will get you there with a good safety cushion, as I have used it with 135 Nosler JHP in a G22.

    With your plated bullets start with jacketed bullet data and chronograph the loads. I wouldn't go over the max listed for jacketed bullets, and you shouldn't need to.

    BTW, if you would update us on your progress I would appreciate it. I will be doing the same thing this winter for an STI 5" but with Nosler JHP bullets.
     
  4. Jeeper

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    Curious why you are going with such a light bullet.
     
  5. Jhorn

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    data

    I have been using some AA#5 for the first 100rds, they shot good but I haven't had time to chrony them yet. I have some unique and 231 so I'll give that a try next.

    I have been using 180's and wanted to try the lightest possible to see any difference in the recoil, it is a compensated gun and I wanted to see if it was more effective with a lighter full power load.

    Thanks for the info and I'll let you know how they perform.

    Jerry
     
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    Makes sense.
     
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