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Hanshi

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PostSubject: Modern reloads with BP   Modern reloads with BP EmptyJune 28th 2018, 4:09 pm

I've had fun over the years loading .45 Colt, .38spl and .357 mag with black powder for use in modern revolvers.  The .357 is especially an eye opener.  I load the cases with 21 grains of 3F while the .38spl gets 19 or 20 grains and the .45 Colt about about 35 to near 40 grains.  I shoot the .38s and .357s in a S&W M65 (stainless) with a 3" barrel.  The .45s go in my BlackHawk.  

The .357 loads give much greater recoil than one would expect and accuracy is very impressive; ditto for the .45.  It's about the same as smokeless loads except for a wonderful cloud of smoke.  The Smith jumps markedly at the shot but I have yet to actually chronograph these loads - all with 158 grain lead bullet for the .38/.357 cals and 250 grain lead for the .45.  I have no qualms about staking my life on my revolvers, so loaded.  Anyone else load modern with BP?
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PostSubject: Re: Modern reloads with BP   Modern reloads with BP EmptyJuly 2nd 2018, 3:59 pm

@strong eagle wrote:
try black horn 209 powder, you will loooooooove it. no clean up same results.

Found the same strong eagle ...  :tup2

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PostSubject: Re: Modern reloads with BP   Modern reloads with BP EmptyJuly 2nd 2018, 5:17 pm

But it just don't smell the same!
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