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Old August 17, 2002, 12:27 PM   #26
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Just send me those 2#'s of powder, I'll take care of them for you.

Seriously though, very good powder for magnum/max effort loads.

As others have posted there are three rules that are almost absolute.

1. Magnum primer

2. High density charge(minimal air space in case, usually slightly compressed).

3. Heavy crimp.

Again, not a powder for plinker loads. But for heavy loads this powder is generally considered the standard to be matched.
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Old August 17, 2002, 10:20 PM   #27
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296 is good stuff.

I noticed it outperformed other numbers intended for the .357 Magnum. It also burned a heck of a lot cleaner, at least in my .357 Desert Eagle - a gun that delights in spitting soot back towards the shooter. That's with 16.0 grains of the stuff behind a 158gr FMJ bullet, on top of a magnum primer. Full case of 296, good velocity, brass looks good afterwards, and it burns clean. Not too shabby at all!
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