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Old Yesterday, 02:26 AM   #26
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CAUTION: The following post includes loading data beyond or not covered by currently published maximums for this cartridge. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK. Neither the writer, The Firing Line, nor the staff of TFL assumes any liability for any damage or injury resulting from the use of this information.

Interesting, I'd never heard of a powder generating MORE pressure when it got cold, the opposite is the usual case.

I used Blue Dot in my .44AMP back in the late 80s. 16.5gr with a 240gr bullet. It was a decent "midrange" load didn't recoil badly and ran the gun for a full box of ammo. At the time I also tried 13gr of Unique, and at about 35-40 rnds the gun was dirty enough that the ammo no longer would reliably cycle. Just seemed to "run out of poop" so to speak.

I'm pretty sure these loads are above current published data, so I included the warning. Those loads should have been in the 1300fps range which is "mid-range" for the AMP in my book...
All else being equal (and it almost never is) bigger bullets tend to work better.
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Old Yesterday, 08:30 AM   #27
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I shot IPSC Revolver for a while. My reduced spring Python requires Federal primers, so I wanted the slowest powder not calling for magnum primers for Major loads, which at the time was Blue Dot. It did OK for the spell that I chased that rabbit.
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