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orocovis358
10-24-2012, 12:51
New to reloading I have a Glock 40/27: One pound IMR HI-SKOR 800x and Rainier 180 gr: need a data: anyone:
Thank you

Kentguy
10-24-2012, 16:07
orocovis358,

Rainier's web site (and if you call them they'll tell you the same thing) will tell you to use load data for lead bullets with their plated bullets. http://www.rainierballistics.com/index.php

As for IMR HI-SKOR 800x perhaps some of the other folks can help you with that. Their is a lot of info out there for the 180 JHP but not for 180 lead (rainier). If you really get stuck I would suggest calling IMR direct and see if they can help. http://www.imrpowder.com/contactus.html

#38 on the burn rate chart: http://www.hodgdon.com/burn-rate.html in case you want to try something else.

Good luck.

shotgunred
10-24-2012, 18:39
The lightest bullet that is listed on IMR web site is 200 grs for
IMR 800x. I am not saying you can't use it because I know you can. But longshot would be easier.

M24C
10-24-2012, 19:51
New to reloading I have a Glock 40/27: One pound IMR HI-SKOR 800x and Rainier 180 gr: need a data: anyone:
Thank you

Below is a site a guy posts all powders and bullet weights. For rifles and Handguns of all sorts. That powder and weight is listed there. Now there is a difference between Jacketed, Plated and lead. Usually with the plated you can use lead loads. Now the site doesn't list for what type of bullet. But is does list a wide range for the 800x powder. You probably have to work up a load for it starting low and working your way up.

http://www.stevespages.com/page8a.htm

Use at your own risk.

Good luck.

orocovis358
10-26-2012, 11:27
Thank you, for the advice: I did call Rainier, and was told to used 8.2 grains.

shotgunred
10-26-2012, 23:49
Thank you, for the advice: I did call Rainier, and was told to used 8.2 grains.
Min? Max? OAL?

here is the nearest match from the manufactures web site.
200 GR. HDY XTP 800-X .400" 1.125" 5.6 903 28,300 PSI 6.1 951 31,000 PSI

Max is 6.1 gr of 800-x. With a lighter bullet you go to a higher powder load. If you can't find reliable data I would start below 6.1 gr and work up.

I know stevespages list 800-X with a max of 8.2 gr. But he doesn't list an OAL and if you read his stuff he says some of his listed loads are over listed max.

I loaned my manual out to a friend so I can't check but I am pretty sure 8.2 gr sounds like too much to me. Good luck and be safe.