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New Gun..... 115 Gr bullet & HS6 (its what I could find) -- worked up a load... temps here have not been above freezing yet..... Area 1 in a couple of weeks....... 8.8 grains makes 168pf...... do I need to worry about PF or excessive pressures in the warm weather of St George, UTAH........

Bill

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More like 'can you trust HS6 powder' anymore. They admitted there were so bad batches of their powder but I have yet to get a response about how to return it or replace it. Asked a few open builders and many have shied away from HS6 due to issues. HS6 was the cause of my gun failing at the IPSC Nationals this past year. I know other shooters that went as high as 9 gr and barely made major. Same gun with other powders didn't have the issues.

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More like 'can you trust HS6 powder' anymore. They admitted there were so bad batches of their powder but I have yet to get a response about how to return it or replace it. Asked a few open builders and many have shied away from HS6 due to issues. HS6 was the cause of my gun failing at the IPSC Nationals this past year. I know other shooters that went as high as 9 gr and barely made major. Same gun with other powders didn't have the issues.

Glad I read this. Switched from HS-6 to N-350 a few years ago. Since VV powders are getting harder to find, I thought about going back to HS-6. Looks like that would be a bad idea until somebody gets their QC back in check.

Thanks.

Bill

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I have 16 lbs of one of the slow lots in question. It's even better than regular hs6! I run 9.3gr under a MG 115 JHP. It will be my go-to load as long as I shoot open. 3n37 feels similar at 8.8gr, but is a VERY full case. 10.6gr of AA#7 is just as good, but very dirty.

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Ok thanks for the replies....But will the FPS go up much in the heat? I chrono @ 28 degrees F.

The load is MG 115 JHP-- 8.8 grains of HS6-- Federal SP primer--OAL is 1.141 to 1.145-- 10 shot average 1468fps.....PF 168...and it shoots really good. Its not even a compressed load like some have suggested. NO EXCESSIVE pressure signs.

I was looking and St George is in the 80's and 90's..... with your experiences...should I leave this load alone?

This is my first "GO" with HS6 and Major 9....or an OPEN gun period. I am a newbie in this open arena....but having a lot of fun so far!!!

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Ok thanks for the replies....But will the FPS go up much in the heat? I chrono @ 28 degrees F. The load is MG 115 JHP-- 8.8 grains of HS6-- Federal SP primer--OAL is 1.141 to 1.145-- 10 shot average 1468fps.....PF 168...and it shoots really good. Its not even a compressed load like some have suggested. NO EXCESSIVE pressure signs. I was looking and St George is in the 80's and 90's..... with your experiences...should I leave this load alone? This is my first "GO" with HS6 and Major 9....or an OPEN gun period. I am a newbie in this open arena....but having a lot of fun so far!!!

I use HS6 and 115s. I do not believe you will have a problem with heat, BUT 168PF is just to close to 165. I would increase OAL if you are able and PF. If you using an STI platform, you can load out to 1.160 without issues. I run 9 grains of HS6.

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The weather page say 90+ for the Match......Maybe, I'll put the mag & ammo on the exhaust a bit and run at high idle!! Heat it up faster!! :goof:

I chrono right outside my shop and did do the heater trick. But it is not the same, I just wanted some more experienced persons opinions on this load.....

Anyway, this ammo is at 170 pf, I left the OAL the same and increased powder slightly, Fed SP primers still looking good, not near as flaten as a 3n37 load I tried earlier. Good shooting load, we'll see what happens.... Thanks everyone.

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  • 3 weeks later...

If the lot was only slow it would not have been an issue. Just change the load. The issue was consistency and customer service. I wont shoot it any more due to the fact that I got stuck with 12-15 lbs that I have no idea what to expect when it goes bang. Sometimes it works...sometimes it doesn't.

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115 gr Montana Gold JHP

HS6 9.0 Gr

OAL 1.145

Temp 94

Alt 2800

2013 Area 1 St George Utah

1480 fps

1487 fps

1476 fps

Power Factor 170.7

I took two loads with me the second being .2 gr heavier, which I did not use.... The 9.0 gr worked well, they let me test chrono before the match started, it was 98 degrees, the 9.0 load Factored @ 172.2......Before I left Alaska, with 37 degree temps and much closer to sea level, the 9,0 load factored @ 169.....

While I was there I got a chance to fire a couple of different 38 SC open guns shooting heavier bullets with different loads. My 9 major 115 with HS6 was very close, maybe a slight bit snappier...Anyway was happy with the load and the way the gun shot.

I think I am hooked on OPEN.........

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I'm running 9.6gr hs6 with 115 cmj and jhp

Col 1.165 wsr primers

I am getting avg 1509 here in sc from a Trubor

I initially thought hs6 was not going to be a good powder I was running 8.8 initially and just kept increasing the charge 9.6 starightened the gun out and it shoots great

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