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  • Kosh75287's Avatar
    01-12-2021, 10:03 PM
    Unique, hands down. I've probably burned 5 to 8 pounds of W231/HP38 through the years. It works fine, burns clean, meters well, but it's not at versatile as Unique. When I obtain a bottle of W231/HP38 through trade or inheritance, I use it up and...
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    01-11-2021, 09:05 PM
    YUP! Just like I think a 9x25mm Mauser could reliably kill an Elephant. But THAT doesn't make the 9x25 Mauser an ELEPHANT GUN! FOLLOW the LOGIC, please!
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    01-11-2021, 05:45 AM
    IF THEY WILL CARRY IT RELIGIOUSLY, A lever-action or gas-auto .358 Winchester with a ghost-ring sight. A more "real-world" solution would be a Lever-action .45-70. For short range bear-stopping, I'd BET that even the mild factory load would be very...
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    01-09-2021, 11:01 PM
    I can do it with two: Unique and IMR-4895, or H4895. I could add Alliant 2400 for the .357 Mag and the .45 Colt Ruger, if available. Unique could be replaced by Herco, AA#5, or BE-86. For the 4895s, there are too many equivalents to name, but Varget...
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    12-20-2020, 10:40 PM
    The trans-sonic buffeting that you mention is surely a consideration! I guess the buffeting that I'M no doubt experiencing isn't detectable, or it's occuring beyond the 100 yard range at which I test my loads' accuracy (the longest distance to...
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    12-20-2020, 06:07 PM
    I understand the appeal of economy, especially in the current state of the world, as well as staying under 20 kpsi. The need for more than 290gr. @ 1100 f/s might also seem dubious, but even a little more velocity tends to flatten trajectories...
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    12-19-2020, 01:03 AM
    RESEARCH THIS before you buy any, but look at AA#7 and Winchester 572. These MAY be approximations of the now-discontinued HS-7 propellant. I think the latter is "new and improved", in some way, so perform your reloading work-up prudently.
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    12-17-2020, 01:18 PM
    I can't WAIT to see how it performs! I'm wondering what type of propellant you're contemplating for your reloads. It'll be a challenge to balance between "slow burning" enough to keep pressures in bounds, but "energetic" enough to get you usable...
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For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow. Ecclesiastes 1:18
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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check