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I finally chronoed my target loads

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by JDGray, Mar 12, 2006.

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  1. JDGray

    JDGray Member

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    My stepdad just got his chrony back, small misshap with a bullet:D , and now I know what my target loads are doing.
    45ACP
    230gr rainier rn,WLP,mixed brass, 1.250 oal, .470 Lee factory crimp
    3.9gr Clays= 730fps +- 15fps

    9mm
    115gr winchester fmj,WSP,mixed brass, 1.155 oal, LFC
    3.6gr Clays= 1050 +- 5fps
    6.0gr HS6= 1050 +- 25fps
    I was happy with my results, especially with the clays in the 9mm. I assumed that because the clays shot much softer than the HS6, that the fps would be way down, wasnt expecting it to be the same:)
     
  2. HSMITH

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    The difference in felt recoil between powders can be pretty dramatic.

    3.8-4.0 Clays with a 230 is a staple of the action shooting crowd in 45, hard to find a softer shooting and more consistent load.

    I REALLY like Clays in 45 and for target loads in 9mm.
     
  3. Johnny Guest

    Johnny Guest Moderator Emeritus

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    Economical, too

    I don't know the relative prices of HS6 and Clays, but it is clear that in the 9mm loads, only 2/3 as much powder yields the same velocity.

    Best,
    Johnny
     
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    Johnny Guest

    don't forget that Clays is not a pound jug,it's a 14 oz. jug.:what:
     
  5. HSMITH

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    But 8 pounds of Clays is only $95 here.........:what:
     
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