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Old 12-28-2010, 06:34 PM
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Hi-Skor 700X 45 acp Loads




Been using 700x for quit some time with great success, but don't see many posts in referance to it. I'm prepping to load 185 gr swc. Anyone out there with the same successes and care to share you data?
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Old 12-28-2010, 08:54 PM
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I haven't tried this combination with 185s but have had very good results with 200 Gr. plated SWCs in front of 4.9 Gr. of 700x in my SA Loaded 1911.

Since you brought it up I'll have to try it out and work up some loads.

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Old 12-29-2010, 02:28 AM
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I like it for target loads, as 200 LSWC bullets with 4.2 grains of 700-X.
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Old 12-29-2010, 03:30 AM
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I use 3.5gr 700-X with a 200gr LSWC. The gun functions fine, my empties end up about 5 feet away, it burns very clean, low recoil and prints cloverleafs.

Stop telling people about 700-X, it's cheap and easy to find and I'd like it to stay that way! The only downside is metering. I solved that with an aquarium pump rubber banded on my hopper for the vibration, it meters very consistent now.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:02 AM
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700x

For many years, my favorite load was 4.8 grains of 700x behind a 200 grain LSWC. I believe that the loading data was nearly interchangeable with bullseye.
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:14 AM
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My most accurate and feed reliable loading in all my 1911 guns. IPSC Major Load 5.0 grns 700X 200 grn SWC COL 1.250 (Laser Cast Reloadng Manual) Price is also slightly less than other brands.
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Old 12-29-2010, 09:05 PM
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Stop telling people about 700-X, it's cheap and easy to find and I'd like it to stay that way! The only downside is metering. I solved that with an aquarium pump rubber banded on my hopper for the vibration, it meters very consistent now.[/QUOTE]

Won't bring 700-X up again
But thanks for the replies. Good to see others using it. I too like the clean burning and extremely accurate powder. Metering hasn't been much of a problem thus far. I'm gonna load up a batch of 185 gr ammo and let you all know how it goes
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:21 PM
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200 grain cast lead bullet and 4.8 gr 700-x, that is my favorite load as well. Very accurate. 5.0 grains shoots accurately too. Have not loaded 185 grain, however.
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Old 12-29-2010, 11:42 PM
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The only downside is metering. I solved that with an aquarium pump rubber banded on my hopper for the vibration, it meters very consistent now.
I wouldn't call it very consistent, not in comparison to a Ball or small flake, but at least it doesn't give me any more one grain loads now that I have the aquarium air pump vibrator. (There was once a dedicated powder measure vibrator advertised for about $40 but the $6 Walmart pump works.)

Before the vibrator, I never had a powderless "squib" but I had the occasional one grain blooper when loading less than 4 grains for .38 Special, 9mm, or light .45s.
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Old 12-30-2010, 08:02 AM
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I've been loading 200gr lead cast and 230gr ball in my Kimber quit some time, with great results and accuracy. Curious on the minumum powder charge for 200 grn bullet to stay within the max hf, plus maintain gun functionality
Anyone experiment with this?
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:03 AM
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Been using 700x for quit some time with great success, but don't see many posts in referance to it. I'm prepping to load 185 gr swc. Anyone out there with the same successes and care to share you data?
I think for many when it comes to IMR powders they focus on the rifle powders
IMR makes some really great rifles powders.
These tend to overshadow some of the handgun powders.
Iíve had good luck with IMR PB (Porous Base) and SR 7625 powder as well
IĎve used 700x with 185 and 200-grain lead SWCís
I prefer a powder that meters a bit better but the loading that was the medicine in several of my Colt guns was 4.6 grains under the 185ís.
Accurate and a real powder puff to shoot
I have gravitated to other powders (CLAYS, Titegroup, N320, WST and the like) that will perform as good or better and meter a bit better for me in this application.

But powder selection should not be a social personality contest
If itís working for you and your gun likes it, thatís all that counts
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:09 PM
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I like it for target loads, as 200 LSWC bullets with 4.2 grains of 700-X.
+1 This is a good soft load. I have ran thousands through many different 1911s and it has always shot well if not very well for me.
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Old 12-31-2010, 03:50 PM
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Been using 700x for quit some time with great success, but don't see many posts in referance to it. I'm prepping to load 185 gr swc. Anyone out there with the same successes and care to share you data?
I have used 3.8 gr. HS-700X behind a 185 gr. LSWC with Rem 2.5 primer for many years. It's a mild accurate loads at ca 720 fps.
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Old 01-01-2011, 06:49 AM
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Some chrono data with .45 ACP and IMR 700-X, STI Rangemaster II pistol, 5" barrel, WW WLP primers, 66 degrees Fahrenheit, Prvi Partizan cases:
200 LSWC, OAL 1.250", 4.2 grains, 761 fps
230 FMJ, 1.263", 5.1 grains (MAX for me!), 812 fps
230 LRN, 1.263", 4.7 grains, 800 fps.
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