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Good morning shooting world. I'm starting to develop a load for some RNFP bullets from The Blue Bullets and was curious if anyone has tuned one? I'll be loading with 231. Looking at the Hodgdon Reloading website, they have an 230 RNFP load for an FMJ w/ 4.2 grains at a COL of 1.200" pushing 751 velocity. My gun will feed 1.2 JHPs, so I suspect a 1.2 RNFP would be no issue cycling, but that velocity I would expect would be higher with a coated lead bullet vs. jacketed. I can see going with a longer OAL and the same charge (or slightly less) or potentially just reducing the charge and keeping the 1.200. I figured I'd start and see if anyone has spent any time with this particular projectile and use that as a starting point. The gun is a Dan Wesson Valor if that makes any difference. I want to load to 170-172 PF.
I won 500 rounds of Ibeji moly bullets, so I got a 500 pack of their 230gr RNs. This is my first time to use moly - usually, I go with Xtreme plated, but since these are free... So for those using moly, what is your powder of choice? While I'm asking - did you change your recoil spring to accommodate the load? (currently using an 18 or 18.5) Of course, the end goal is to find a load that makes Major and groups well. Thanks in advance!