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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Coldfinger, Sep 17, 2020.

  1. Coldfinger

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    I don't recall where I got the data. I'm certain someone here. Awesome load. 10MM
    8.3 gn Blue Dot under a 155 gn FP extreem seated 1.250. It is a boomer at an indoor range. I don't think I'll stick with it or at the very least I'll keep 50 or so on hand just for that boom factor. Muzzle flash and report were excessive. It was a lot of fun to shoot I'll admit but practicality....
    I know there are powders better suited to 10mm. I just don't happen to have any currently.
    Do you have a favorite noise maker/head turner? Something flashy and loud for the sake of being flashy and loud? Even the staff asked when I was leaving what I was shooting. Enjoyable trigger time today.
     
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  2. Erief0g
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    I've always got the 44 mag revolver tucked in the roller bag at the range with full power loads for when that guy gets in the stall beside me and starts popping off a 7.62 with muzzle brake to see if he can hit a full size silhouette at max distance of 25 yards.

    I usually have to hide behind the bulletproof glass and count his shots before I can stand and fire due to excessive cucussive force.

    Unless doing load development for accuracy the 44 doesn't get run at the indoor due to the boom factor.

    When I only had a set of impact sport muffs I would have to leave and add foamy plus with them.. i feel bad for those that haven't found 32db or better ear protection
     
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  3. tightgroup tiger

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    I do the same thing with my 41 mag.
    We have a lot of "those guys", at the range I shoot and they are as you described.
    I actually shoot my full powered 41mag loads more accurately then I do the practice loads.
    My load is max load of AA9 or 2400.
     
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  4. Demi-human

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    A 50 A.E. with 34 grains of H-110 under a Berry’s plated 300grain.

    I don’t always shoot magnums, but when I do, there are fireballs.
    Stay toasty, my friends!:)

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  5. Typetwelve

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    For me it's AR pistols...they are stupid loud and so many people have them now.

    I have a 460...I will never shoot it indoors but man...if I ever did, holy cow. It's the only firearm I've ever had that can still ring my ears through foam plugs AND cans.
     
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  6. buba68

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    For a 9mm a hot load of Power Pistol under a 124gr bullet makes a nice muzzle flash and bang at an indoor range.
     
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  7. Jim Watson

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    I found that out, my one can of Power Pistol.

    But from the title, I thought this thread was about lathe turning case heads to form obscure cases from available brass.
     
  8. CharliesHammer

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    I have some full tilt 357 loads stuffed to the gills with 296. Sometimes Boom therapy is just what the doctor ordered. Funny part is how well they light the indoor range.
     
  9. Duster340

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    28 gr H110 pushing a 200 gr JHP out of my 4" 629 never fails to invoke responses from folks around me.
     
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  10. Typetwelve

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    I load 25g of 2400 under 180g XTPs in 44 mag. They are some serious flame throwers.
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  11. SlowFuse

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    I have a 9mm load using the same powder (BlueDot) that has a very noticeable flash, especially in low light.

    I can imagine the 10mm with the same powder probably has an impressive flash.
     
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  12. Coldfinger

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    Wish I had some cool action shots like some of you guys do. Sweet pics
     
  13. Typetwelve

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    My family and I were out this last 4th of July and I asked my wife to take a slow motion video of me cracking off a few of those boomers. I got a few really cool shots like that...and a whole bunch where it didn't capture a thing.
     
  14. Demi-human

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    It’s for shooting at night.
    The first one lights the target, the rest set it on fire!;)

    I need someone to hold the camera for me!:D
     
  15. WestKentucky

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    My 7-30 waters contender. I don’t shoot indoors at all, but under a metal roof at the outdoor range I can get some serious attention with heavy loads and 140+ gr bullets. The 120 pistol bullets don’t seem to build pressure as much as the heavy bullets do and the big bullets make for some really impressive noise and flash. I don’t recall what powder I was using for the loads though. I have used h335, 3031, CFE223, and a couple others. I know I loaded a few with 4350 and wasn’t satisfied with results in a 10” barrel.
     
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  16. Toprudder

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    I have several boomers, but the biggest one would be my 460. I have shot it at the local indoor range, but I will warn the shooters next to me first, and let them know I am just shooting a few rounds. It usually draws a crowd. Hornady 200 FTX and 49.0gn H110.
     
  17. Demi-human

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    I love the smell of H-110 on a crisp Autumn afternoon!:)
     
  18. Toprudder

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    While my 460 has the loudest boom and fireball, my DE 44 puts on a most impressive show.

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  19. buck460XVR

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    I have several that turn heads. I do not own them for that, nor do I shoot them for that. They are my primary deer hunting revolvers. I do not need to impress anyone at the range, nor do I feel the need to standout at the range, much less feel the need to bring one out in a vain attempt to show up the guy up shooting next to me. No reason to lower myself to his level.
     
  20. jmorris

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    I have always liked shooting a 50 BMG prone in the fall. A semicircle 20 feet in diameter of leaves “jumping up” from the muzzle blast, is pretty impressive.
     
  21. Bfh_auto

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    Same here. I use it's sister under a 110jhp if I want to shock and awe.
    I haven't used them in a while.
    Lately it's been 110 gr of 777 in my muzzleloader.
     
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  22. tlf65

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    10inch Contender in 357 Maximum 170gr jhp and a pile of W296.
     
  23. roval

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    no problems shooting plated with your DE? I thought you can only use jacketed.
     
  24. Toprudder

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    FWIW, the only thing I have loaded for my DE50 are Speer TMJ (basically just thick-plated).
     
  25. drband

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    .22TCM, 40grJHP, 11gr W296. Big boom, big fireball, almost no recoil!:)
     
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