None of these loads are "Recommended" - just loads I have used.
They are plinkers - no where near max loads, and only for target shooting.
I am not recommending any of these, just saying what I have been using.
I don't want to call down the wrath of god, or LDBennet or JLA -
Plinking loads only! In my area, it is still quite a hassle to find various powders at a decent price.
I still have trouble finding Unique and Bullseye at some stores - it sucks!
I would love to hear what loads you are using - but again "Not Recommending!"
44 mag -- 250 gr KSWC lead -- 8 grains Clays -- CCI Magnum LPP
357 mag -- 125 gr RNFP lead -- 5 grains Green Dot -- CCI Magnum SPP
45 acp -- 200 gr RNFP lead -- 5 grains Green Dot -- CCI Magnum LPP
The 45 ACP load was under max, and I wanted to try some Magnum primers
in replacement of Standard primers because of the shortage.
It is getting better now, and a little easier to find primers, but they still arent' cheap!
I had no problem with primer strikes on the 45 acp loads.
All 3 loads shot fairly clean for reloads - by that I mean, no un-burnt powder.
Good snap to them, but not a lot of kick - and more accurate than I can shoot them.
Those are the test loads so far for plinking, and I would love to hear any of yours.
Reason I'm using those shotgun powders, is they were cheap, and I could get them in 4 or 8lb containers locally.
Once again - these are NOT recommendations - just what I have used for plinkers.
I would definitely like to hear your plinker loads, especially if you're using shotgun powders for plinking!
By the way - I saw this on gibrass.com
10B101 Powder made by VihtaVuori, used in the .50BMG short range training cartridge
with the plastic bullet. Can be loaded using Herco data. This is a very thin,
square flake type powder that is not recommended for progressive
machines, as it tends to bridge very easily. Best to load on a single stage
press, dropping charges slowly. Excellent for use in magnum type handgun ammo.
This is pulldown flake powder. $25/6# jug.
Has anyone tried this out?
I was thinking of ordering 4 jugs - so before the shipping charge, I'd be looking at
$25 x 4 + $20 hazmat = $120 / 24 lbs = $5 a lb + shipping - damn cheap plinking powder!
I mostly shoot 44 mag and 357 mag, and load single stage press, so I think this should be a good deal!