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Shot a level 2 last Saturday using up the last of my Federal 150 syntech. Power factor was 138 out of my X5. Similar PF out of my Glock 17s in the past. I recently started reloading and I am using Sport Pistol, however I like my power factor to be around 132-133.

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You know your talking about 50 ish feet per second? A change in altitude, temperature,even humidity can change power factor.

Ammo that just tested 130 PF at home went 138 PF at the PCC Nationals. Personally I can not tell the difference in 130 and 135 PF

while shooting on the clock.

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5 hours ago, Farmer said:

Did you happen to pull one if the factory rounds to see how much was loaded in it?

It will be some wear around 3.0gr. I have not pulled one. would start at 2.8 and adjust.

Federal is loading this to psi not velocity or power factor.The charge changes from lot

to lot. 

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If this helps...my load is 3.1 grains of Sports Pistol with either a 145 grain Bayou Bullet or a 147 grain Blue Bullet...both round nose....OAL length is 1.135 for the Bayou and 1.130 for the Blue.  Powder Factor is 130 with either my XDM 5.25 or a custom built 9mm 1911.

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On 6/29/2020 at 1:57 PM, midatlantic said:

I'm looking to replicate the feel of Federal's 150 gn syntech round. Anyone know what powder they use? I've read in forum that its Sport Pistol, but couldn't seem to find a definitive answer,

 

 

 

thanks

Be sure to include the squibs associated with it.😝

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