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    interesting results testing new powder and Load

    First off please forgive the grouping it was getting dark and I was rushing to get bullet performance and FPS results

    below is a new powder color I was and still am testing
    load is a NOE 454-290 with the deep hollow point pins 49/49/2 COWW/PB/HSB alloy
    powder is 9.5 grns Unique ..... lab radar reports 1211 FPS
    shot from a Henry Big Boy brass frame 45 colt 16" barrel at 50 yds into plastic 55 gallon drum filled with rubber conveyer belt chips

    First is the load I have settled on for speed and bullet performance . It does group well when I take my time and aim properly

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    This load penetrated all 18" of the barrel and was resting at the back of the drum ...
    recovered bullets were nearly 100% weight retention and 1 bullet measured .680 across the widest point .. All expanded very well at 1211 FPS

    now as a side note at 9 grns of Unique it was getting 1144 FPS and not nearly as good expansion per the comparison pic below
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    67 FPS made a world of expansion difference

    just thought I would share
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    so I'm guessing it's going to be called Harvest Gold?

    off hand or from a rest?

    either way that is great results for cowboy shooting
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    It was off hand AND nearly dark
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

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    YES the color is harvest gold .. I sent a couple samples out and never got any reports back ..
    cast some bullets and coated little over a week ago.. The Harvest Gold coats thinner but still protects very well
    This is a Plain base mold 49/49/2 alloy and going 1211 FPS ..
    so yesterday I started testing I started at 8 grns ...shot 10 , loaded and shot another 10 at 9 grns and settled in at 9.6 grns fired 10 more
    30 rds and the bore was totally clean with one patch

    I am not sure with the coating being thin customers will like it .. performance is there but the coating is not totally opaque .. At least in my first batch..
    probably going to cast another 50 or so and try again .. maybe I added too many bullets in my first shake and bake batch
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    Well more results.
    Apparently I didn't shake long enough on my first batch of harvest gold. 2nd and third batches done on different days look great.
    The pic is after 30 rds UNCLEANED barrel
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    Bullets are flat base, not gas checked and dry tumble
    49/49/2 alloy going 1211 fps avg
    Excellent results
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

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    I am not crazy my mom had me tested

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    Harvest Gold should be tons of that color around from the 70s.
    Whatever!

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    I hate to tell you this Smoke, but Unique's been around for a while

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    I was speaking of the new harvest gold color powder coat powder
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

    http://www.bing.com/search?q=nuke50&...7ADE&FORM=QBLH

    Selling Hi Quality Powdercoating Powder and Sure-Kill deer and cover scents

    PULSAR night vision and thermal dealer !!!
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    I am not crazy my mom had me tested

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    Popper shish please don't tell anyone that I'm grinding up old toilets and countertops. It will cut into my supplies ��
    I carry a Nuke50 because cleaning up the mess is Silly !!

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    Selling Hi Quality Powdercoating Powder and Sure-Kill deer and cover scents

    PULSAR night vision and thermal dealer !!!
    PM me for a good deal

    I am not crazy my mom had me tested

    Theres a fine line between genius and crazy .. I'm that line
    and depending on the day I might just step over that line !!!

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