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I've had great luck with Ramshot Competition. 

 

With my 6 inch 2011 I'm running 4 grains of RS Competition at 1.18 OAL. With 180 grain coated bullets. 

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I've been using 4.7gr Titegroup over 180gr Campro for 10 years and love it.

No need to look further than Titegroup,  clean and works great.

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On 7/7/2019 at 7:49 PM, KrymSIX said:

I've had great luck with Ramshot Competition

 

With my 6 inch 2011 I'm running 4 grains of RS Competition at 1.18 OAL. With 180 grain coated bullets. 

 

 

Interesting... iirc the load data indicates 3.6gr max for 180gr rnfp... aren't you worried about bad things happening?

-kg

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N320 5.0 1.180 an close second universal 5.1

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6 hours ago, KindredGhost said:

 

 

Interesting... iirc the load data indicates 3.6gr max for 180gr rnfp... aren't you worried about bad things happening?

-kg

The posted load data for Ramshot Competition probably is likely lower than what I'm running. The posted max is with 1.125 OAL (factory length). I'm running 1.18 as my OAL. 

 

That said I started at their recommended load listings. From that baseline I worked my load data up until I got the velocity needed to make Major at the OAL I'm using with the coated bullets I use. 

 

I would always suggest working up load data for your specific pistol. Monitoring for signs of pressure. I checked primers and casea to ensure safe usage. For my pistol, at the OAL I'm using and with the bullets I'm using that load was perfectly safe and looked like less pressure than factory rounds. 

 

Short version: start at the recomended baselines and work your load data up checking for signs of pressure and safety.

 

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10 hours ago, KindredGhost said:

 

 

Interesting... iirc the load data indicates 3.6gr max for 180gr rnfp... aren't you worried about bad things happening?

-kg

I have been using Ramshot Competition after i depleted my Solo 1000 for quite some time now... Both on 9mm and 40Cal. (180gr, 200gr, 220gr)

 

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I've got 5 go to powders.  Now that I'm only using jacketed, there's no smoke.  Using 2 make the gun dirtier faster, 1 isn't suppose to be used in handguns, 1 is over the max load....but I load long.  They're all close on the burn rate chart and they all "feel" about the same.  "Feel" is very subjective.  Load up a bunch, Chrono, if 1 feels better to you, great, stick with it. 

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any experience with Accurate #2 and 180gr coated bullets?

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Can anyone give me a recipe for 

sport powder, how much

180 sns red coated bullet

oal 1.18

fed primers

 

no idea how much powder, using n320 right now. 

 

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I am using 4.7 grains Sport Pistol @1.18  with 180 Bullets

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4.8 gr Shooters World Cleanshot under a 180gr coated bullet at 1.18. 173-174 PF from my DVC Limited and Edge.

 

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A lot of interesting info here. I use 4.4 grains of WST with a 185gn bullet. 5” barrel gives 170pf.



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I want to keep the same 185gn bullet because my buddy casts them. Anyone know if I should switch powder?


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On 8/28/2019 at 8:03 AM, LimitedCam said:

Can anyone give me a recipe for 

sport powder, how much

180 sns red coated bullet

oal 1.18

fed primers

 

no idea how much powder, using n320 right now. 

 

using 5.0 get me about 171 pf out of my edge with a gallant 180 @ 1.185

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On 8/30/2019 at 7:51 PM, Kilrb said:

I am using 4.7 grains Sport Pistol @1.18  with 180 Bullets

Thats getting you major power factor? Im using sns casting 180gr red bullets, .400 diameter 

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On 8/28/2019 at 11:03 AM, LimitedCam said:

Can anyone give me a recipe for 

sport powder, how much

180 sns red coated bullet

oal 1.18

fed primers

 

no idea how much powder, using n320 right now. 

 

4.6 is what I use at that oal. Gets me just over 170pf out of a Para Pro Custom with a 5" barrel. That's with Blue Bullets and CCI primers. I used that exact same load with N320. 

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