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Old March 19, 2000, 04:28 PM   #1
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New Starline .45 Super brass, 10.5 grs. of AA#5, 200 gr. Hornady XTP bullet, CCI large pistol primer, 1.24" OAL.

Ruger P90, fully supported chamber, 16 lb. Wolff recoil spring and stronger firing pin spring.



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Old March 20, 2000, 12:32 AM   #2
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Yeah, that's pretty hot... you shooting it from behind a steel blast plate and tugging the trigger with a string?
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Old March 20, 2000, 02:13 PM   #3
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Uh, no, this load hasn't been shot yet, but 10 grs of AA#5 have, as well as 7 grs. of W231. No overpressure signs. Nice, loud report though...

The goal is a supersonic 230 gr FMJ...

Are we having fun yet?



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Old March 20, 2000, 03:56 PM   #4
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The review of the .45 Super in the American Rifleman a couple of years ago stated that the provided handloading data should be adhered to strictly, as often the first sign of overpressure in a 1911 pattern pistol is destruction of the gun. Walt
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Old March 20, 2000, 04:15 PM   #5
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Hey. Let me know if you still have all your fingers after the testing...


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Old March 21, 2000, 12:33 PM   #6
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For starters, I have spoken to Ruger AT LENGTH about what I am doing, and they say a WILL NOT blow up a P-series with these pressures (est. 25,000 psi), and they fully acknowledge that the P90 in particular is able to safely and reliably fire +p and +p+ .45 loads. (SAMMI spec +p+=25,000 psi)Their limitation to the gun is they do not condone firing .45 Super in the gun. They say the gun will not blow up (KB) but you could have a problem with barrel to receiver lockup and might blow a case...

This is not a 1911 style weapon... It is a Ruger design DA/SA originally planned for 10MM. (40,000 psi) It is one tough SOB, so far... over 5000 rounds shot through it, one third of those were HOT loads... no visible signs of wear...



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Old March 22, 2000, 02:46 PM   #7
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Don't mean this to be inflammatory, but just wondering...what's the point??
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Old March 22, 2000, 09:18 PM   #8
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The point is... over 500 ft/lb. at the muzzle. A substitute for a .41/.44 magnum in a smaller package.

Its a hobby. It's FUN. And I am being safe about it. The standard load for this round is 9.7 gr. I am at 10 gr. so far. 10.5 gr. this weekend.

Walter, why do you shoot 400 Corbon??? It is so nineties...

.45 Super, round of choice in the 21st century.

Talk about imflammatory... donning my asbestos underwear...

The WEEKEND IS HERE>>> later guys and gals...

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