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MinervaDoe
01-15-2011, 09:23
I found another accurate load for my Glock 20 SF; probably my best load so far.

25 Yards
25 Rounds
155 Grain Truncated Ranier Plated
6.6 Grains of Unique

What is your 10 mm accuracy load?

jon1977
01-15-2011, 19:07
9.3 grains with 180 grain bullet is super accurate in my 20.

MinervaDoe
01-15-2011, 19:29
9.3 grains with 180 grain bullet is super accurate in my 20.
What powder?

jon1977
01-15-2011, 19:32
Iam sorry, 800x. Itsall I currently use for 10mm but I am wanting to try some others.

MinervaDoe
01-15-2011, 19:43
I hear people say they like AA #7 for 10mm, but I have yet to try some.

I went three about three pounds of Unique this year and I've had good luck with it on 9mm, 10mm and .45ACP. It doesn't meter all that great, so I weigh it frequently. Since I'm really looking for accurate loads, I can't tell you about loading up for speed.

I do hear people say that Power Pistol is a powder to be careful of once you are near maximum pressure as overdoing it can be dangerous. I have had the same experience with hot loads of Blue Dot. Temperature changes can make a Blue Dot load behave radically different.

texas 48
01-20-2011, 22:19
I hear people say they like AA #7 for 10mm, but I have yet to try some.

I went three about three pounds of Unique this year and I've had good luck with it on 9mm, 10mm and .45ACP. It doesn't meter all that great, so I weigh it frequently. Since I'm really looking for accurate loads, I can't tell you about loading up for speed.

I do hear people say that Power Pistol is a powder to be careful of once you are near maximum pressure as overdoing it can be dangerous. I have had the same experience with hot loads of Blue Dot. Temperature changes can make a Blue Dot load behave radically different.

I fired 400 rounds of power pistol 10 gr max load behind 165gr Golden Sabers last weekend.1.255 OAL 350 CCI LPM new starline nickle brass.1335 fps avg no pressure signs out of G20sf and 29sf with oem barrels. I had 15 loaded with 10.2 gr 5 had slight smiles but they were smaller than smiles I have had with DT 165 GS. I find PP to be a great powder. The only negative is the flash but less than 800x and cleaner burning.

LASTRESORT20
01-20-2011, 22:44
"What is your 10 mm accuracy load?"

Blue Dot `10.5gr 180gr XTP 1.25 AOL (standard LP Primer) .. & G20SF..

Kegs
01-22-2011, 08:03
Everyone I shoot hits the x ring every time right in the middle.

:rofl:

I found another accurate load for my Glock 20 SF; probably my best load so far.

25 Yards
25 Rounds
155 Grain Truncated Ranier Plated
6.6 Grains of Unique

What is your 10 mm accuracy load?

DWARREN123
01-22-2011, 09:32
A couple I like, 10mm, COAL 1.260


Bullet: Magnus 175gr LSWC
Brass: Hornady
Powder: IMR 800-X 8.5gr
Primer: CCI #300 LPP

Bullet: Rainier 155gr FP
Brass: Hornady
Powder: IMR 800-X 9.5gr
Primer: CCI #300 LPP

nickE10mm
07-02-2011, 09:40
I found another accurate load for my Glock 20 SF; probably my best load so far.

25 Yards
25 Rounds
155 Grain Truncated Ranier Plated
6.6 Grains of Unique

What is your 10 mm accuracy load?

Very nice accuracy (err, sorry Kegs, "PRESISSHUN")!! :cool:

21Carrier
07-02-2011, 10:08
I never do any bench rest shooting, so it's hard for me to TRULY assess a given load's accuracy. If I'm not doing my part, it's gonna be crap. However, I have still managed to find several loads that are noticeably accurate. Here are mine:

180gr Magnus FMJ-TC or XTP
10.4gr Blue Dot
CCI 300
COAL 1.260"
Great warm target load!

155gr XTP
12.0gr Blue Dot
CCI 300
COAL 1.260"
Quite possibly the most accurate load I've shot.

180gr Magnus FMJ-TC or XTP
5.5gr, 6.0gr, 6.5gr, 7.0gr Unique
CCI 300
COAL 1.260"
I've found all of these Unique loads to be exceptionally accurate, especially the 6.0gr and 6.5gr loads. They are nice target loads. 7.0gr is a great warm target load, and probably the one I shoot the most. 5.5gr is nice as a light target load.

When I first loaded up some Unique in 10mm, I shot a 5 shot string, and the FIRST thing I said when I was done was, "Wow, these are accurate". Unique is a GREAT powder. It's all I use for .45ACP, and is quite possibly the best plinking powder for 10mm. I haven't shot a Unique load that I didn't like. Plus, it somehow ALWAYS manages to cycle the slide. No matter how low I go with it, both in .45ACP and 10mm, it always allows perfect function. Even the 5.5gr load with a 23lb spring in my G29 was flawless.

GTRhino24
07-02-2011, 10:14
180gr Magnus FMJ-TC or XTP
10.4gr Blue Dot
CCI 300
COAL 1.260"
Great warm target load!



LOVED this one! I'm going to try Unique next. We should take these to the Helena range and use the bench rests there one day.

21Carrier
07-02-2011, 10:20
LOVED this one! I'm going to try Unique next. We should take these to the Helena range and use the bench rests there one day.

Definitely! I keep forgetting it's there. I really do want to do some good accuracy testing.

Taterhead
07-02-2011, 10:55
Any medium to warm strength load of Blue Dot under a 180 grain XTP will group extremely well in my G20.

Taterhead
07-02-2011, 11:00
I hear people say they like AA #7 for 10mm, but I have yet to try some.

I like it for 155 - 180 grains. It is really clean and nice to work with. It will not drive as fast as its slower-burning sibling, no.9, but it consumes less powder. It is a nice trade off for loads up to medim-hot. It is not my favorite for groups, but acceptable. I use a lot of it these days.

nickE10mm
07-02-2011, 11:02
Actually, my most accurate load so far is a 180gr XTP over 10.9gr AA7. Stout and very accurate. Gets about 1250fps from a 6" tube and a bit less for a 5" 1911.

MinervaDoe
07-02-2011, 11:34
Very nice accuracy (err, sorry Kegs, "PRESISSHUN")!! :cool:
Thanks. :supergrin:

I like it for 155 - 180 grains. It is really clean and nice to work with. It will not drive as fast as its slower-burning sibling, no.9, but it consumes less powder. It is a nice trade off for loads up to medim-hot. It is not my favorite for groups, but acceptable. I use a lot of it these days.
Actually, my most accurate load so far is a 180gr XTP over 10.9gr AA7. Stout and very accurate. Gets about 1250fps from a 6" tube and a bit less for a 5" 1911.
I finally worked up some 155 grain AA7 loads for the 10mm. They were luke warm and relatively accurate. I used Remington Hollow Points and XTPs. They're tucked away in the gun locker in case there is a SHTF moment.

Other than that, I just loaded up 500 rounds of my 155 Grain Raniers with Unique for a little target practice.

_The_Shadow
07-02-2011, 11:50
Mine is another vote for 10.4 grains of Blue Dot with 175-180 grain bullets...for target play. My cast Lyman 175 gr TCBB & cast Lyman Devastator 156 gr HP's make for a fun time without breaking the budget.

Hunting load is 10.5 grains of Blue Dot under the Hornady 200gr XTP seated to 1.260", CCI 300 @ 1200 fps from the S&W1006 5".

MinervaDoe
07-02-2011, 14:37
Blue Dot and Unique are two powders that I just can't quit using.

They're both accurate and versatile.

SDGlock23
07-12-2011, 11:29
I've had really good results using AA#5. Loads aren't "hot" but their not too bad, mid range maybe.

Taterhead
07-12-2011, 12:11
I've had really good results using AA#5. Loads aren't "hot" but their not too bad, mid range maybe.

After I am finished fooling around with Longshot, I am going to get back to the #5 that I have on hand. I am looking to push some 135 & 150 Nosler jhps for a semi-economical load, and maybe some plated Berry's. Do you mind sharing the types of projectiles and loads that you like to run?

Burien
07-12-2011, 13:39
I have loaded #5 in .45 with 185 gr JHP, maybe it will be good in 10mm 180 gr, think I'll give it a try

ModGlock17
07-12-2011, 17:04
I found another accurate load for my Glock 20 SF; probably my best load so far.

25 Yards
25 Rounds
155 Grain Truncated Ranier Plated
6.6 Grains of Unique

What is your 10 mm accuracy load?

Was that bench rest? Or free hand/arm?

MinervaDoe
07-12-2011, 17:21
Was that bench rest? Or free hand/arm?

Free hand. :cool:

Jitterbug
07-13-2011, 12:34
Missouri Bullet 180 cast FP
8.8 grains of AA#7
1.255 COAL
WLP or CCI-300's
Mixed cases

I figure it's doing about 900 fps. Cheap, informal shooting it appears to be very accurate and I can shoot them all day long without beating up me or the gun.

My only complaint is, it's dirty and smokes because of the lube on the lead bullet. It doesn't matter much for outdoor shooting which I prefer, but sometimes I have to shoot indoors. One of these days, I’m going to try out some plated or bulk FMJ.

AA7 is about all I've used IIRC for many years...if it works why fix it?

Lately I've been doing a lot more loading for .38 special, 9mm, .45acp and hopefully soon to be ...44 Mag... so I'm looking into various powders that will work in multi-calibers.

Working up a 10mm "Accuracy Load" would be a fun project, lately in order to establish some sort of organization to my "load data". I've created Excel files and shoot and record 3-10 shot groups from a bench at various distances…at least I’m working on it.

7, 12.5, 25, 50 and 100 yards depending on whether it's a pocket pistol or rifle, or something in between and the various ranges were I shoot.

It’s really helped me to establish some good loads in .38, .45acp and .223, my goal being to establish whats most accurate then stock up, load up and go from there.

I don’t have any “recorded” data for the above bullet, yet, but with a 185 grain Colorado Cast Bullets it averaged 10 shot groups of 3.5” at 25 yards, I think the Missouri Bullet will do as well.

I’m still working on proper bench resting with a pistol, lately I’ve determined not letting any part of the pistol touch the rest is the best way to go, I just use sandbags for my forearms, this seems to give me the most consistent results…still working on this.

My first criteria for a target load is a powder that meters well, Unique seems versatile, I've never tried it, how does it meter?

XTP’s have a good reputation for accuracy and I'd imagine the 155-180 XTP, AA#7 loads will be a tough act to beat, we'll see.