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I got my press and all the accessories set up finally.
I loaded 10 rounds today...230 TMJ over 7 grains of Power Pistol in Remington brass trimmed to .888, OAL 1.26, CCI 300 primers...the recommended start load in my Speer manual....and heres what I learned...


This load is too light to cycle the slide on my Stinger... After all 10 rounds the case was stuck in the ejection port backwards. Ruined 10 cases...but thats better than 10 fingers.:biggrin: I'm going to up the charge by 2/10ths of a grain and try it again tomorrow.
 

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Ridge,

7.0 sounds OK try a couple at 1.250 oal and see how they work. Did the 1.260 oal cycle ok, or did they sound more like a "ker-thunk" when they chambered? Most guns will have a "sweet" oal that chambers easier and smoother than other oal's. Part of the fun of reloading. What recoil spring # do you have in your Stinger? Just re-read your post, try hand cycling the 1.260 & 1.250 oals. You should be able to hear a diff in how they chamber. You don't have to make "live" rds for this, just seat a bullet at that oal.

By the way, congrats on getting into "the family". We're all here to help. Tracy
 

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as said try 1.250 and go up slowly .. load 5-10 rounds .1 grain higher then 5-10 .2 and go up to what you want to and try them ..

As you find out what load ya like at 5-10 rounds you can just pull the bullets on the hotter ones .. then you dont have to make a ton of trips to find out what it likes.
 

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1.26 seems pretty darn smooth going in the chamber. After 5 hand cycles...none had any "setback" ( crimped at .469).
On my second batch...I left the cases .893...appeared to have less headspace that way, but not hardly flush. My recoil spring is a 20# conventional...the stock 21# variable just didn't work at all with factory full power loads (HyrdaShoks, Golden Sabres an such).
I will try the 1.25 tomorrow...at the same charge (7.2 grains). I had forgotten how much fun reloading was...
 

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What 45 are you shooting with a stock 21# Recoil spring that think is WAY overspung
 

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or better yet a 16
 

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He said it was a Stinger. Not entirely uptodate on Baer's, but isn't that a Commander length? I use a #20 on my LTW Comm. Tracy
 

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then you dont have to make a ton of trips to find out what it likes
Not a problem... the trips aint too long....I just open the back door and let er rip.:dancingbananna:
 

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16 & 18 are too light. I just checked the Baer site. A Stinger is an Officer's frame and Commander slide. Tracy
 

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It is a Stainless Stinger...It seems to run good with the 20...I tend to like the hotter loads ..but not +P.
 

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ohh you didnt say it was for a stinger thats diff a 18 would work though
 

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Bud,

I stand corrected. Most manufacturer's list a #18 for a Comm length slide and #20 for hardball and hotter loads. Tracy
 

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I'm just playin around with it right now...getting the hang of it again.
But soon I'm going to work up a load with 230 grain XTP's for next years deer season.
If I can get 860 fps with 230 XTP's, without resorting to +P, I will be good to go.
 

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Well if you can't get there w/o +P, there's always "DoubleTap Ammo". Hottest non-+P ammo available. Tracy
 

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I should be able to get there...It clocked factory 230 Golden Sabres at 862 fps. And Federal Tactical 230 grain HydraShoks at 880 fps (non +P for both loads), thats not bad for a Commander length barrel.
 

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Power Pistol is my first choice in max velocity non +P loads, and Longshot is my 2cnd choice. Tracy
 
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