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Old February 14, 2012, 09:46 AM   #1
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Ramshot Enforcer

Anyone out there use the stuff for 44 mag or 357 mag? I would appreciate any solid information before buying a pound. I would be using it to produce some stout hunting loads.

Does the powder meter well?
Is it clean or dirty?
Are the velocities as advertised and consistent?

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Old February 14, 2012, 11:30 AM   #2
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Ramshot Enforcer is the same powder as Accurate 4100, which I use for 44 magnum (same as H110 and WW296 are the same powder, just different labels).

It is a very high density, fine grained powder and works superbly through a powder measure. In my 10" Encore pistol I can seat bullets out to 1.74" COL, giving me a measured 1365 fps with Nosler or Sierra 300 gr jacketed bullets. These loads burn cleanly and do NOT use a magnum primer, but CCI-300 or WLP. Gives almost identical velocities as Accurate #9, weight for weight, but with less pressure. Burn rate is between 2400 and H110, and about the same as Li'l Gun and SR4759.

Accuracy is excellent. I have fired a 5-shot group at 50 yards off sandbagged rest measuring 0.938" with these loads. Highly recommended.
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Old February 14, 2012, 11:39 AM   #3
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I use it for 44 mag - exclusively. It is slower burning than AA#9 & 2400, but faster than H110/W296. I.e. it gives faster velocities than 2400 but just a little slower than H110/W296. It works best with a magnum primer. It is less abrasive on the forcing cone and top-strap than H110/W296. My Chrony showed good velocities for my 4" application - Ramshot's data is honest.

It is a true ball powder. Little tiny balls, equal sized, and it flows like water. Meters very well from my Dillon. Meters well from a Lee Perfect but will leak out of it after awhile.

It burns clean when the pressure is up - i.e. loaded towards max. But this is true of all the slow powders. Generally speaking, if you want clean put-put loads you should use a much faster powder like TiteGroup.

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Old February 14, 2012, 04:37 PM   #4
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I'm a firm believer in Accurate 4100. I use it in 357, 44 Mag, and 500 S&W Mag. It performs great in all of them with superb accuracy. It burns relatively cool compared to other magnum powders with less flash than any I have had experience with and I have not ever needed a magnum primer even when I tried it in 38 Special. I bought a 4 pound jug of it a few months ago.
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