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Old November 30, 2011, 08:37 AM   #1
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Load for 32 SW Long, Unique and 85 grains XTP

Well, given these components... What would you suggest?.
I want to reach a 900 fps out of a 3" barreled SW revolver. A J frame model 31 made in the 70´s.
I´d like to get as much advice as possible before starting.
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Old November 30, 2011, 11:47 AM   #2
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.32 S&W Long
Magtech Brass
CCI SP primer
85 gr XTP
OAL: 1.150"
2.4 gr Unique

The above load is within the published data in the Hornady Handbook (8th Edition), and should provide about 630 fps from a 3" barrel (the Hornady data suggests 625 fps from a Model 31, as well).

To reach 900 fps, you'll be looking at about 3.0 to 3.2 gr Unique. Some firearms can handle that; some can't. Start low, and work up.
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Old November 30, 2011, 12:51 PM   #3
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Thank you. I´ll start with this recipe. It seems too weak but at least I´ve got a safe point where to start to work up.
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Old December 1, 2011, 01:51 PM   #4
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The actual Hornady data runs from 2.2 gr (550 fps) to 2.6 gr (700 fps), 1.160" OAL, and using WSP primers in Winchester brass.
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