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Old January 14, 2020, 08:41 PM   #13
littlebikerider
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Originally Posted by RaySendero View Post
TT, A few years ago I was working up a practice/plinking handload for my 44spcl. I noticed a similar issue like you with some rounds having much weaker recoil. So here's the story - May apply to what your seeing.

I wanted an inexpensive practice/plinking reload that would shoot to the same POI as my PD load. So I pick a light inexpensive bullet and Red Dot powder I always have. Loaded up 5 rounds each of both an 85% and a 94% maximum. They shot OK to POA but the velocity variation was unusually high and I could feel that difference in the recoils

So next I loaded some 85%s to two different COLs. 1 was the same as above and the other was shorter:

For one group of the longer COLs, I shot the pistol after holding the barrel up as to put the powder to the rear of the case - Velocity averaged 850 fps. For the next group of the longer COLs, I shot the pistol after holding the barrel down as to put the powder forward in the case - Velocity averaged 571 fps.

For one group of the shorter COLs, I shot the pistol after holding the barrel up as to put the powder to the rear of the case - Velocity averaged 896 fps. For the next group of the shorter COLs, I shot the pistol after holding the barrel down as to put the powder forward in the case - Velocity averaged 810 fps.

I've since used the shorter COL .
Thanks for such detailed feedback! So far I have been able to work with bullseye, unique, titlegroup, and cfe pistol. Of those, I seem to have best results with bullseye for light/medium loads and cfe pistol for heavier loads in my sp-101 4”. I haven’t been able to put enough rounds through my Henry to make any real statements.

Any other powder recommendations, primarily looking for accuracy over power?
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