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Alright so i am really new to reloading and i ran out and bought a few things in haste after reading lees book and some online research...ive literally only loaded the 20 rounds, ill talk about below and could use some help...im reloading hornady 230 gr LRN bullets (.452 dia) with accurate no.7 powder at the 1.275 OAL exactly also using lee lube alox (per the book and availability in a local store, for the powder)...i loaded a few different grains going off the information i got from the book (and info in the handloader im using)...7.7 gr, 8.8 gr, 9.25 gr, 10 gr...i loaded 5 of each and 7.7 was underpowered and very innacurate, so that one was out...now 8.8 gr was the most accurate but left lots of unburnt powder and a bit lacking in umph for a .45 acp(which unburnt powder according to my research means add more powder, please do correct me if im wrong) and here is where the problem comes in, 9.25 gr and 10gr (10 gr being the max recommended in the book) absolutely would not group at all,but the 10 gr did seem to burn better...normally i would adjust around and try to fix the issue, but i looked up and went to accurate's suggested loads for their powder and their starting load was 9.9 gr for that bullet and with the books max load being 10g, there really isnt much room to play, at what i would presume to be safer boundaries, what should my next course of action be? Im not sure going over the suggested max is wise and im assuming that anything below accurates starting load is going to leave large amounts of unburnt powder...any assistance or advice would be greatly appreciated, Im not above just switching powders all together if that is in fact the problem
 

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Thanks everyone...ill be taking all of this into concideration...i will try heavier loads (probably wont jump all the way to 11gr) and see if accuracy picks back up and seating a little deeper to see if this resolves the issue...and worst case scenario, i will switch to no5...thanks again, youve all been a great help
 

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Thanks a ton, that sounds like pretty good advice...i just bought that book about 2 months ago, but the pdf i have no clue and honestly i never payed much attention to the edition,but when i bought it from lee precisions site it did say edition 2 ...i believe ill be buying a couple of other up to date books to cross reference
 

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Thanks again...so much information out there ive yet to learn, im glad i stumbled onto this forum, everyones been extremely helpful
 
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