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Thread: Ramshot True Blue & Enforcer Question

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    Ramshot True Blue & Enforcer Question

    I was just cleaning off a shelf and came across the Ramshot reloading data. I flipped thorough and found a load for lead bullets in the 327 Magnum - for which published data is scarce. And, the True Blue and Enforcer were showing velocities from 1,300 to 1,400 FPS - at least 200 FPS greater than any of the Hogdon published data.

    Then, I started looking and see notably higher velocities with True Blue for other cartridges that I'm fond of.

    I've used mostly Win 231 - but also use HS-6 and Accurate #5 to get some published loads.

    What are your experiences with True Blue and Enforcer?
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    I bought some true blue after everything dried up and I used it in 9mm, .38 special, .357 mag, .44 special, and .44 mag. It wasn't up to full blown j-word magnum velocities, but somewhere in the middle. It seemed to be between 231 and HS6. Now all the other powders are on the shelf and no more true blue. It metered extremely well and seemed really consistent. I don't recall it being as dirty as HS6 or unique either.

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    Daryl,

    Started working up some loads with True Blue, but winter's slowing down reloading (low temps in the garage). Here's the results of some .357 loads:

    http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...904#post976904

    So far True Blue looks very promising. Really starting to like the Ramshot powders. Wish a bit more variety was available locally, I'd like to try some Zip.
    Jim

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    ZIP is a dead-ringer for W231. True Blue is similar to the slower shotgun / pistol powders, like HS-6, Blue Dot, AA#7, etc. Enforcer is very similar (but not identical to) AA#9, so in-between 2400 and W296/H110 (but it seems Enforcer is closer to W296/H110 than AA#9 is.

    Hope that helps. I don't load the 327, so I'm not sure if the ultra-slow pistol powders (W296) are the ticket, or if you want a medium-slow powder, but you've got both of those ranges covered, as far as Ramshot powders go.

    I've started off with their rifle powders, and I love them. I might be going to transition over to ZIP (from W231/HP38), once I've had a chance to test it, and check for similarity of performance/loads and smokeyness.
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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
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