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Fired from a Baer Stinger (4.25" barrel)

Load 1: 6.8 grains of Power Pistol, Speer 230 grain TMJ, Remington brass, CCI 300 primer, 1.260 OAL...wouldn't eject from my pistol...all 10 cases stuck backwards in ejection port...My gun is set up for "stiffer" loads than this.

Load 2: same as above except for OAL was 1.250...they worked OK, they ejected 3 feet high, 3 feet to my right...sorta over my shoulder. 818 fps.

Load 3: 6.9 grains of Power Pistol, OAL at 1.250...all other components the same. These ejected about 3 feet up, and 5 feet to my right and a little behind me. 834 fps.

Load 4: 7.0 grains of Power Pistol, OAL at 1.250...Ejected 3 feet up, and about 7 feet to my right and a little behind me. 860 fps. 5 shots at 25 yards grouped less than 1 inch. This my load.

Load 5: 7.1 grains of Power Pistol, OAL at 1.250...Ejected about 4 feet up, and about 8 feet to my right, and sorta out in front of me...getting "warm" now. 883 fps.

Load 6: 7.2 grains of Power Pistol, OAL at 1.250...ejected 4 feet up, 10 feet to my right and out in front of me. 897 fps...I started running out of barrel about here. Nice bright muzzle flash.+P LOAD

Load 7: 7.3 Grains of Power Pistol, everything else is the same...ejected about 4 feet up, 12 feet to my right and out in front of me. 920 fps...and enough muzzle blast and flash to blow out an oil well fire.+P LOAD

I went a little higher but did not get any more velocity...just more muzzle flash. I had forgotten just how much fun reloading was.
 

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Interesting Data i have never used Power Pistol seems to work good for ya
 

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Excellent range report. Glad it worked out. Remember to start out at the lower charge wgt when you switch to the JHP's. Tracy
 

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I just found out that my scale is lying to me...its weighing .2 heavy...
I checked against a digital scale that a friend uses to measure powdered ink samples...it should be correct.

I am editing the first post to show the correct weights...

EDIT: I figured something had to be wrong somewhere because everybody was saying I was gonna blow my gun up...it had to be either my chrono or my scale...

My scale seems consistent...but consistently .2 heavy.
 

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Were either scales verified first with check weights?
 

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Were either scales verified first with check weights?
Yes the digital scale is checked daily...he has a small printing business, he prints on mylar (some sort of thin plastic) with powdered ink that is VERY expensive...and yes he checked it right in front of me. We put them on my scale also, then weighed a few things (paper clip, small piece of cardboard and such).

This coulda been bad...but none of the loads seemed severe (only the muzzle flash)
 

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Congrats on those first .45 loads Ridgerunner. I remember the big grin I wore when I fired my first .45 handloads. :)
Heck...I'm still grinnin :biggrin:...even though I'm going to have to send my scale back...I'm sure RCBS will take care of it.
 
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