Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by MacAR, Dec 27, 2020.
It isn't listed in any of my manuals. Hence, I'm trying to see if its even viable. I know Red Dot and Clays are listed for 38, but can't get a straight answer for Green.
My Speer #9 (1974) lists Green Dot (Not IMR Green) starting at 3.8 gr. with a 158 LSWC or LRN bullet, and 4.2 for a Max.
3.8 gr 784 MV 215 ME
4.2 gr 877 MV 269 ME
I have plenty of 1 1/8 oz. Green Dot loads-it's all I use since I ran out of the free Unique I got a while back.
You are absolutely correct, and my humble apologies. The powder in question is IMR Green. Would it be safe to assume that load data would be similar?
As far as it being discontinued, I'm not too concerned. I'm just a plinker, and my SAA isn't a target gun. If it runs out, I'll find something else to pop around with.
Thanks for the help, I appreciate it.
any pistol loads on their site, but lists them for 1 1/8 oz. 12 ga. loads. Those loads are the same amount as Green Dot, it has a listing for the same load as my Trap load, but with IMR Green.
19.3 gr. IMR Green, Win. 209 primer, WAA-12 wad, 1200 fps 9900 PSI with Rem. STS, Nitro (27 or Clays) or Gun Club hull.
So starting at that 3.8 gr load should be fine. Just be aware this is not published data for an IMR Green load.
Thank you for the info. At this point, I'm thinking of passing on the Green and trying to find some Unique or Trail Boss. I think either would be better for my purpose. As far as shotgun loads go, the Green sounds ok for what I want to do. However, the offer is for 8 pounds of the stuff, and I'd rather have a dual purpose powder if I'm going to invest in that quantity.
I think they listed loads for it before it was discontinued.
This explains why I’m seeing some pretty good prices on the imr colors. Seeing 8lb jugs for about $135. Think I’m going to get a keg of blue to keep me going until bluedot comes back available.
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