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how fast is your load?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by FarmerD, Mar 2, 2007.

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  1. FarmerD

    FarmerD TS Member

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    Depends what you using for primer, wad, and hull. A one ounce load with 17.5 grains in a taper hull, using Fiocchi or Winchester primers will be moving about 1200 - 1220 fps. More than enough to break targets robustly to 24 yds. FD
     
  2. lumper

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    The little I do know about reloading which aint to much is 18 grains of one brand and/or type of powder is different than 18 grains of another type and/or brand of powder.

    This is why there are charts for each brand/type of powder.
     
  3. blizzard

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    oh boy is that ever a title for a thread! lookout.
     
  4. phirel

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    It is fine to change loads but be absolutely all components in the load are published in a reliable reloaders manual. Alliant has one available on line.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. timb99

    timb99 Well-Known Member

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    About 1200 ft/sec for both my 1 ounce singles loads and my 1-1/8 ounce handicap loads (that speed is not chronographed, but based on the load tables.)
     
  6. famill00

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    1145 for singles. 1200 for handicap. 1 1/8 oz loads. Most of your best shooters probably dont shoot over 1145 fps for anything on the concrete. Now for games, thats a different story...but thats for another thread

    Forrest
     
  7. mixer

    mixer Well-Known Member

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    Factory loads only. 1150fps, 1&1/8, #7.5.


    Eric
     
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    Factory loads only. 1150fps, 1&1/8, #7.5.


    Eric
     
  9. Frenchy

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    I've been shooting for forty years and did more than my share of pattern board work.The one thing that I have learned about shell speed is you must put "your shells" through "your barrel" over a chronograph that is the "only" way you will learn the true speed of your reloads or new be's in your barrel.
     
  10. furface

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    I have cronographed lots of loads and at my altitude we can shoot 2 grains less for the same speed as listed in the books. No wonder i was getting the kicked. A friend didn't believe me so we took two cronos and his by the book 1200 fps loads were 1325. Now finding the correct powder to work at different temps is a different thing. Low charges of a slow powder will not work well in cold weather. I have found that loads vary from 50 to 80 fps with a spread of 50 degrees. Not a problem if you start with 1250-1300 fps but bad if you start with 1125 fps. Hope this helps, good luck. Joe
     
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    Shot 27 yds for 15 years. Silver bullets, nitros, and the like is all you see back there. Some people may shoot a 1145 fps load, but never worked for me, and really brutal in the wind.
     
  12. dverna

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    You cannot tell the difference between 17.5 gr of Promo (I use that charge weight for 1 oz practice loads in AA hulls and 1-1/8 "target" loads in GM hulls) and 18.5 gr on the targets. You will feel it in recoil.

    I suspect, looking at the data, that the difference will be less than 60 fps. Might affect your lead on a hard angle by 3 inches or so. But I miss by a lot more than that - LOL.

    Don
     
  13. Bawana

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    1150 fps
     
  14. Beancounter

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    jbmOU - you really need to read a reloading manual. then do exactly what that manual says.
     
  15. Charles L. Schmidt

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    Speed kills!

    cls
     
  16. famill00

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    Its not about speed....its about putting that little orange (or white) clay pigeon right in the middle of your pattern.

    Forrest
     
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    18.5 grains Promo in Rem Gun Club, once fired, with CCIM Primer, #7 1/2 and Windjammer wad=1200fpm by the Alliant book and 1289 ave. by the Chronograph.

    I shoot in the neighbor hood of 1150 for 16's and doubles and step up to 1200 for Handicap. On a wind calm day 1150 fpm with #7.5 shot is fine for me from long yardage especially when I'm shooting the bird out of the house.

    Post-2
     
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