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Old February 8, 2000, 05:56 PM   #1
petej88
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180 grain laser-cast flat points.
180 grain Montana Gold flat points.
135 grain Rainier flat points.
mixed brass.
Winchester primers.
Universal powder.
OAL: aprox 1.130 for 180's and 1.127 for 135's (the 135's should be shorter for maximum effectiveness)
CED chronograph.
Steyr M40; 4" barrel
Overcast and around 55 degrees in OR.

Column notation:
PC: Powder Charge
HV: High Velocity
LV: Low Velocity
ES: Extreme Spread
AV: Average Velocity
SD: Standard Deviation

Montana Gold 180 Grain Bullet -- FMJ:
PC HV LV ES AV SD
5.0 921 887 33 902 12
5.2 967 915 52 942 16
5.4 995 938 56 967 18
5.6 1036 1000 36 1013 13
5.8 1041 1014 27 1028 10

180 grain laser-cast bullet:
5.0 1019 957 61 982 21
5.2 1017 974 42 996 13
5.4 1058 1016 42 1038 12
5.6 1072 1036 36 1057 11
5.8 1095 1067 28 1080 9

135 grain Rainer plated flat point:
6.1 1002 928 73 959 22
7.2 1266 1223 43 1243 12
7.5 1305 1242 63 1285 19

conclusion: Universal works really well at both ends of the bullet spectrum and it's easy to make major power factor with the 180 grain bullets, even with the Steyr 4" barrel. Low flash, low perceived recoil, accurate, and burns clean at moderate to heavy loads. And I can find this powder easily locally. It's a keeper for me at the moment.

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Old February 8, 2000, 10:04 PM   #2
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Thank you, sir, for this information. Best.
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