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Old 01-21-2009, 09:57 PM
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Longshot powder - .45 acp




Has anyone here used Longshot for .45 acp?
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Old 01-22-2009, 06:30 PM
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I use and like Longshot with jacketed bullets in the .45 ACP.
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Old 01-22-2009, 09:14 PM
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Do you have any load data that you are willing to share?
Start loads, max, chrono info - etc.
If so, thank you.

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Old 01-22-2009, 09:34 PM
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Go ahead and give it a try. It can really generate a lot of velocity! But it didn't really suit me. It was loud and gave lots of recoil. And at 7.5 grains for a 200g bullet, I used up a pound quickly compared to more economical powders.
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:02 PM
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Go ahead and give it a try. It can really generate a lot of velocity! But it didn't really suit me. It was loud and gave lots of recoil. And at 7.5 grains for a 200g bullet, I used up a pound quickly compared to more economical powders.
I have loaded and shot 50 of the 230 grain (lead) with significantly hotter loads than the 7.5 grains that you posted.
I will probably wait until I have access to a chron again (week or so) before I load and fire more of these.
The recoil was significant, but the brass looked OK - now you have me wondering if I pushed it to far
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I note Hodgdon's 2009 data shows 6.8g MAX under 230g bullets......

Might I recommend, if exploring the upper limits of 45 ACP +P ammo, one do so using Alliant Power Pistol?
For safety's sake, I mean....
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Old 01-24-2009, 10:53 AM
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Thanks WESHOOT2, I checked their site for the data, I couldn't find any info there a few weeks ago, now I see that it is right there. Either it has been recently added or I just missed it last time.

At least now I have the load range that I was looking for.
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