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Old 04-09-2012, 09:39 AM
Hammer1 Hammer1 is offline
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800X powder in 45 ACP ?




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The 2012 Hodgdon's Manual list 800X powder as producing high velocities in the 45 ACP with 230 grain bullets.

Any of y'all try 800X ?

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Old 04-09-2012, 07:04 PM
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It meters like Tortilla Chips, unless you want to weigh each and every powder charge look elsewhere.
If velocity is your goal check out Ramshot Silhouette. 950+fps with 230gr bullets under 20K psi.

http://www.ramshot.com/wp-content/up...dgun_rifle.pdf
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Old 04-09-2012, 10:14 PM
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700x has always worked great for me for 45acp, 9mm, 40 S&W, 38spl, 357 and 44 mag mid range.
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Old 04-09-2012, 11:02 PM
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Yes, tortilla chips would be about right. I tried loading 10mm with it. Used a lyman 55, rcbs uniflow, and lee not so perfect, none of them would throw consistent charges.
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Old 04-14-2012, 08:29 PM
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Excellent ballistics but lousy metering. Many years ago I purchased a 12 lb keg for 28 ga. shotsheel against the advice of the shop owner who stated that it did not meter uniformly - that was a gross understatement.
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Old 04-14-2012, 10:52 PM
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I use 800x in my 40. I didn't see any significant difference between charge throws. Works good for me.
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Old 04-14-2012, 11:10 PM
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"It meters like Tortilla Chips"

LOL just spit out my water reading that
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:57 PM
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Liking IMR powders, I've tried both 800x & 700x . 800x fires good but didn't meter that well and required using more powder to reach desired velocity's
So I eventually moved and have stayed with 700x.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:40 PM
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Interesting. Apparently it seems I'm of the few that can make 800x work. Over 20,000 rds loaded and shot in ISPC competition.

I did a lot of power charge checks before loading a firing the first round. Once I was satisfied of the charge drops cartridges where loaded and chronographed. Variances were in line with other powders and I've using it ever since.
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:45 PM
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I've never tried 800X,but I've found 700X to be one of the most consistantly accurate,clean burning powders in all of my .45's.I'd shoot nothing but 700X in all of my .45's if it wasn't for cost..
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Old 04-15-2012, 09:46 PM
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Quote:
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"It meters like Tortilla Chips"

LOL just spit out my water reading that
Glad I was finished eating that huge chocolate muffin before I saw that,LOL!!
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Old 04-16-2012, 12:03 AM
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Old 04-17-2012, 09:32 AM
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Highest velocity in the 45 ACP comes with Alliant Power Pistol.

It meters superbly
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Old 06-08-2012, 07:55 AM
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Check out Handloader Magazine Issue #146. Extensive article on the 45 ACP.
800X turned out to be a top choice with cast bullets. Since reading the article 800X has been the only powder I use for cast accuracy. No metering problems for me.
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Old 06-08-2012, 08:47 AM
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800x

I have used several cans of 700X. When a new can is opened I notice a strong ether odor and it seems a bit stronger. After the solvent seems to evaporate velocity drops about 10%. It was supposed to be a good replacement for 5066. It was not.
Friends told me 800X was just a slower version.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:11 AM
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I can attest to a previous poster stating that it meters lkike tortilla chips. I have never attempeted to meter tortilla chips but I had a disatarous expereince with HS-800X.
I made the mistake many years ago purchasing a large keg for 28 ga reloads and did not listen to the owner of the shop who stated "it does not meter well". That was the understatement of the decade - first and only time I ever had bloopers in reloading. I finally burned of the vast majority of the keg and chalked it up to expereince.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:47 PM
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Never used 800x for reloading 45 but used quite a bit for 12ga. Extremly dirty was all I can say. May not have that problem with 45. Jim
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