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Pistol Powder Blending?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by bmanowske@live.com, Sep 5, 2012.

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  1. bmanowske@live.com

    bmanowske@live.com Member

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    I have always heard of NEVER doing this!
    An aquantance blew up his DE 50AE, after reloading with some sort of blend of powder! Said a friend of a friend, reloads .44 mag with it and works fine so he tried it! Bent and cracked the slide frame, and broke the gas piston, plus bent the recoil spring rods on both sides. My question, since I'm a bit new to reloading, am I wrong, and is this a stupid idea, or is this a practice of developing expermental loads?
    One more thing, He claims Magnum Reserch can repair his gun without replacing the gun! What do ya'll think?
     
  2. NeuseRvrRat

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    i think darwin almost got him another one
     
  3. MtnCreek

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    I think he needs to hang the RoboCop gun, as is, over his reloading bench as a reminder that he's an idiot.
     
  4. bmanowske@live.com

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    Thats kinda what I was thinking!
     
  5. mgmorden

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    Mixing powders is a no-no. Just don't do it. Seriously look at the list of currently available powders - what is it exactly that you're looking for that that absolutely massive list WON'T do, and you think a blended powder will?
     
  6. jaguarxk120

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    Blended powder work's great!! Just take what's left over from some old cans, mix well ---- then throw the mix on the lawn.

    Other wise loading into cartridges is for sure Darwin award area.
     
  7. bmanowske@live.com

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    That is what I was taught! I reload my 500 S&W with 45 gn. H110 and wouldn't want more! I don't know what he was tring to achive, but never heard of blending. The factory rounds he would shoot threw the DE, he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn at 10 yards let alone 100 yards that he claimes it was sighted in for! So why he needed more power is bewildering!!!
     
  8. 918v

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    Actually, you're wrong. The DE will shoot inside a 10" circle at 100 yards with factory ammo. DE are accurate handguns.
     
  9. bmanowske@live.com

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    I'm sure they are! I'm saying HE can't hit the broad side of a barn! Probably even with another barn!
     
  10. Grumulkin

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    Actually, I would consider inside a 10 inch circle at 100 yards pretty poor accuracy especially if done with a scoped handgun.
     
  11. Clark

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    Unbelievable
     
  12. MtnCreek

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    If Clark wont do it, I sure as heck wont do it! :)
     
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    "An aquantance blew up"

    Hmmmmmmmmm :D
     
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    Powder companies ensure that canister powder burns and creates the pressure that is safe at the charges published in the data they provide. Bullet manufacturers also use test barrels or firearms to develop published data for their specific bullets. Both use strain gauges to measure psi and pressure spikes. If any of us without proper equipment attempt to wildcat a special powder blend, we can expect to trash some firearms in the process.
     
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    It's interesting when some new guy gets the idea he knows more about powders than the makers and starts 'blending' his own special mix. What it usually does best is improve the gene pool.
     
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    Drum roll....an the Darwin award goes to.....

    Wow that's just plain stupid.
     
  17. Arkansas Paul

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    Yep, that's about what I would expect to happen.


    Do yourself a favor and don't EVER shoot any of that guy's handloads. Your guns will thank you. Also your hands and face.
     
  18. mdi

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    I believe some experts have/were experimenting with duplex loads in 50 AE and/or 50 S&W, and some of this info leaked out resulting in self destruct idiot loads...
     
  19. GLOOB

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    Nothing wrong with experimenting. As long as you own the results.
     
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    Whats the matter with you guys, no adventure in your bones:D
     
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    I have plenty of adventure, but used up most of my nine lives in the military. :)

    Plus I'd like to keep my hand bones right where they are at. LOL. :D
     
  22. hentown

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    My G29 will shoot inside a 10" circle at 100 yds! :eek:

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  23. poco loco

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    big difference between a duplex load and blending different powders.....

    Duplex, done right by a very experienced handloader can work in some cartridges but it is something I will not touch myself......and if it makes Clark cringe after some of his loads I have read here.....well.....(shudder).....
     
  24. floydster

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    :DMy SIL is a 300 lb. gorilla, he is rock solid when he shoots his 50 DE, a 10" group at 100 yards would be disgusting for him, he is big and can really move, the DE is an amazing gun in the 50 cal., so all you wimps---back off!!!
     
  25. Tim the student

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    Made me laugh. Oh, +1.
     
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