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On 10/21/2016 at 6:34 PM, darkvibe said:

200gr acme RN with 4.1gr WST at 1.180" makes 173 pf out of my edge. 

200gr Bayou with 4.1gr of WST at 1.190" made 175 pf out of my SVI at Western States Single Stack.

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200 grain GAT cast bullet with 4.3 WSF  makes major and has been very accurate. Shoots extremely soft in my opinion. Also works with Bayou Bullets 200 Grain, have not chrono this load yet.

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On 11/29/2016 at 6:47 AM, Hunter1998 said:

200 grain GAT cast bullet with 4.3 WSF  makes major and has been very accurate. Shoots extremely soft in my opinion. Also works with Bayou Bullets 200 Grain, have not chrono this load yet.

What's the OAL on this load?

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Dammit I keep clicking on this thread looking for 10mm data lol.   Put 40 in the title! :D

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I had just about decided to pass on 200 gr. bullets... then I tried this load and changed my mind!  When it gets warmer I'm going to have to check the velocity.

Bullet:  Extreme 200 gr. RNFP Plated
Powder:  Hodgdon Titegroup 4.6 grs.
Primer:  Winchester Small Pistol
LOAL:  1.180
Case:  Federal
Gun:  STI Edge
Recoil Spring: Dawson Tool-less guide rod, 14 lb. Recoil Spring & Aluma Buffer Pad

I checked my notes and I was getting about 890 fps with 4.3 grs. of Titegroup - 4.6 is probably going in the wrong direction!  But the accuracy was very good!

 

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got around to loading some 200 gr coated Missouri bullets. Always liked their products never anything weird till today.
Despite looking identical to the non coated cast 180's, other than the base is longer,,, I had to seat them to 1.150 to plunk( went with 1.145)  in my STI,
180 MO's cast,,, 185, 155, 170 precision coated, PD jacketed 180's, have pretty much always loaded at 1.180, as that is about max for my other 40's.  but nope not these.
Anywho,,, poured over tables and burn rate charts and looked at what I had on hand,,, Local rifle zombie match got canceled today, and bowling pins next on the calander,, 
My dedicated pin gun is currently a box of parts, and I dont even have a decent magazine yet ( caspian doublestack 45) so as it was a rain all day event , did some research and used what I had.
Bullets... 500 count MO, coated 200 Gr LTC
Powders,,, WST, Tightgroup, 4756, American Select, HS6,  BE86.  
Almost went with HS6, but looked like BE86 was between Unique and Power Pistol,, suppossedly low flash, clean, good for coated yadda yadda,, (like every powder claims)
Not alot of data,,, but pouring over what was out there and kinda swagging it, and looking basically at Unique,,,   Decided on a 5 to 6 ladder,,,    goal was 900-1000 fps, which I believed could easily and safely made with this powder,,, considering Unique can do it at shorter OAL than I am running.
 Set up press, measure was set for 180's and WST,,,  threw  10  charges of BE86, came up exact 54 grains,,, humm right on money,,, loaded ten,
Once fired Remington brass from Security range. So KNOW it was once fired.
1.145 OAL
CCI SPP
5.4 grs BE86 ( verified on a Dillon balance scale with 10 charges at 54 grs)

200 Gr coated MO bullet.
OK this stuff is just scary consistent,, although have had near same results with 357 mag.
971,982,989,982,979,982,986,978,982,981,
Thats an SD of 4.5, avg 981,,,, PF 196

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Somebody probably already said this:

 

4.2 grains of Sport Pistol, 200 grain 40 cal  Blue Bullet RNFP, Atlas Nemesis,  chrono at Buckeye Blast 171. My chrono data agrees with match data. AOL 1.185

 

Sport Pistol meters well and seems temperature insensitive. My chrono data is essentially the same at 27 degrees and 80 degrees. Is it clean? Certainly cleaner than Titegroup with which I have a lot of 9mm experience. N320 not sure about. 

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I could have sworn I'd tried 200 gr. coated bullets in my Edge but I was wrong.  I  fine tuned my previous load and tried a lower charge of Titegroup.  Here are the results -  not a coated bullet but it's something!

 

Bullet:   X-Treme 200 gr. RNFP Plated
Powder:  Hodgdon Titegroup 4.0 grs.
Primer:  Winchester Small Pistol
Case:  Remington
LOAL:  1.180
Avg. Vel.:  839.21 fps  
ES:  35.24
SD:  11.61
PF:  167
Recoil Spring:  Tool-less guide rod, 14 lb. Recoil Spring & Aluma Buffer Pad

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On 6/9/2019 at 1:58 AM, Brooke said:

 

 

4.2 grains of Sport Pistol, 200 grain 40 cal  Blue Bullet RNFP, Atlas Nemesis,  chrono at Buckeye Blast 171. My chrono data agrees with match data. AOL 1.185

 

 

4.1 sport pistol with a Bayou 200 @ 1.19OAL was 169 PF. 

 

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5" 2011 - Blue Bullets 200gr with 4.4gr HP-38 1.185 OAL. Haven't noticed any temp variance, minimal smoke, it burns cool, not the cleanest powder but much cleaner than tightgroup!

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4.1 gr of n320 with an ibijihead 200 loaded at 1.120. Makes 169 PF in my Briley barrel. Clean, accurate and soft shooting. 

 

Edited by GringoBandito

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200 Bayou, 3.8 Grains VV320, CCI Small Pistol Primer, 1.165 OA length   849 fps average of 10 rounds,  169.8 PF from CZ-TSO

STI-DVC averages 10 FPS slower

 

 

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I run 200 blues with 4.3gr N320 @1.185 and runs about 170 pf out of a 5" Schuemann barrel. Been very happy with it.

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200grn BBI , 4.2 WST, 1.185  849-863fps  

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