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Old July 15, 2000, 10:37 PM   #1
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I have 3 lbs of the above and would like to find some reloading data so I can use it up.
None of my reference books address it.
Anybody got any information out there?
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Old July 16, 2000, 10:15 AM   #2
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Might want to check with your local shop.Most of them have free pamplets put out by the different powder companys. Sorry I don't have the one for dupont.About everything else.They are free by the way.

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Old July 16, 2000, 03:42 PM   #3
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I did a pretty extensive search of the DuPont web site (www.dupont.com) and you'd expect that they don't make gun powder. No links to napalm either . . . but it's one of their products.
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Old July 17, 2000, 07:54 AM   #4
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Thanks for the research effort Jack. I have some early reloading manuals and they don't even mention it. I also collect all the free reloading pamphlets but they only deal with current powders. I think I'll start with Bullseye data and cautiously work from there.
Anyone else?
I got a chuckle out of the napalm comment.

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Old July 17, 2000, 12:44 PM   #5
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I'm fairly sure that I have data for this (obsolete) powder at home. I assume that your powder is in good shape. What cartridge do you want data for?

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Old July 17, 2000, 04:22 PM   #6
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Bob, Thanks for the good news. I currently reload for .357, .41, 45acp and .45 Colt.
So whatever it works best for is what I will use it for. Two of the cans are still sealed so it should be fine.
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Old July 17, 2000, 10:12 PM   #7
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mcshot... I can't find my copy of Lyman #41 which should be of about the correct vintage. The following loads for DuPont P5066 are from P.O. Ackley's Handbook, a manual known for rather hot loads. As there is no bullet type callout in this book for pistol loads, I'd suggest that you use lead bullets. I'd avoid the maximum loads quoted for the 45 ACP: modern powders are more suitable for this use. With the .357 data I'd start about a grain low and not work up too far.

45 ACP, 170 grain bullet:
7 grains @ 860 fps
10.5 grains @ 1160 fps

45 ACP, 235 grain bullet:
7 grains @ 760 fps
9 grains @ 940 fps

.357 Magnum, 148 grain bullet:
4 grains @ 1000 fps

.357 magnum, 161 grain bullet:
5.3 grains (sic) @ 1090 fps

No loads are given for the 45 Colt, and of course, the 41 magnum is of more recent origin than this data. If I spot further data in the next few days I'll e-mail you.

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Old July 19, 2000, 02:13 PM   #8
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Mcshot. E-mail me for the data you need. I have several old manuals which give the data. Maybe I can even get my scanner to work right and scan you the pages.
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