Best Powder for 10MM Hunting Cartridge

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  1. Mirando Ketner

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    I got drawn for a javalina hunt next month. I am going to use my Fusion 10MM hunter longslide. I am going to load up some Sierra 180 Gr. hollow points and was wondering what you guys thought was the best powder to seat the bullet over. I am looking for a full power load. Thanks in advance, Mirando
     
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    I like AA #9 a lot for 10mm, IMR 800x is supposed to be an excellent powder for 10 also but I have not used it. If I were to use anything other than #9 it would be 800x. In my opinion these are the best 2 for 10.
     
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    Thanks Jerry. I have been using TiteGroup but was thinking there may be a better choice. I have some AA#9 laying around in my loading room so I will give it a shot, Mirando
     
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    I would also add ACC No 7 to No 9, both work well for me with heavy bullets.:shades:
     
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    Heard good things about IMR 800, just never tried it.
     
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    I use 7 also for .45 mainly and some target 10mm if I'm too lazy to change the powder and it's just fine. I like 9 though for just loading 10 and hunting type rounds. But I agree its good powder, specially if you want something for both .45 and 10.
     
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    Try using this for the 10mm---- 180gr XTP 10.7 gr No. 7 it should travel at 1,183 fps 1.25" lenght CCI 300 Accurate
    Suggested starting load: 9.6 gr
    PS I use 9.8 grain and it will stop a Boar!
     
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    Thanks a whole lot guys. Mirando
     
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    I tried IMR 800x for 10mm and didn't like it that much. Power Pistol is my favorite, really packs a punch.

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    With 6" barrel, 10.1grs/800X/175gr Silvertips chronographed 1400fps from a G20. Win brass, WLP.

    180gr/AA #7 with give the same MV as AA #9 with about 3.0grs less powder for faster follow-up shots. Both powders will push 180gr/JHPs in the 1375fps range from chrono data.

    AA #7/11.7grs/Win brass/CCI 300/180gr Win JHP notched;
    1355fps/734fpe, ES 32fps, SD 12fps.

    #2 6" barrel;
    AA #7/11.4grs/Starline brass/WLP/180gr Remington Golden Saber;
    1347fps/725fpe, ES 38fps, SD 13fps.

    AA #7/11.4grs/Starline brass/WLP/180gr Winchester JHP notched;
    1373fps/753fpe, ES 24fps, SD 09fps.

    Hope this helps. :)

    Bob

    AA #9/14.8grs/Win brass/Fed GM150M/180gr Golden Sabers;
    1374fps/751fpe, ES 23fps, SD 08fps.

    AA #9/14.6grs/Starline brass/CCI 350/180gr Winchester JHP notched;
    1365fps/745fpe, ES 30fps, SD 11fps.
     
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    Never loaded any 10mm...but Power Pistol sure does bring the 45acp to life...its a great powder for hot loads in several calibers.
     
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    I agree, PP is my choice.
     
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    a stiff load of #9 behind a heavy bullet has plenty of punch.
     
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    Thanks for the info but how many grains is stiff and how heavy is heavy. Thanks Mirando
     
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    I went back over my 10mm loading data, Power Pistol has about 100fps lesss MV than either AA #7/AA #9 for 180gr JHPs.

    Bob
     
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    I still love the muzzle flash from Powerpistol.:wink:
     
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    Ahhh yes, it does that quite well :dancingbananna:

    Power Pistol/230gr Golden Sabers is my inventory loading for .45auto/1911, combination of high MV, excellent accuracy and fairly short brass ejection distances is hard to beat. Oh . . . . . . . :biggrin:
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    Flash G20/6"/800x with 175gr Silvertips @1400fps chrono;
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    Bob
     
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    I have some Blue Dot that needs to be used up and some 135gr Noslers for practice, so . . . . . night flash pics coming soon with copious amounts of BD from a 4.6" barrel. :biglaugh:

    Bob
     
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    Right now I am using TiteGroup but I dont recall the grain amount and over it I am putting a 180 grain Sierra JHP. It feels like a very potent load but I need to get out the chorny to measure it. I have also used Universal but I still feel that maybe there is something harder hitting then what I am useing. I am loading for hunting not PD. I am hoping to draw a Elk tag this year and I want to shoot it with my new Fusion Hunter, Mirando
     
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    I would use AA#7 or AA#9