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Old 08-25-2003, 20:04   #2
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I made a call to Ramshot regarding their True Blue powder. I was told that "as far as I can tell no one had ever tried that powder in 10mm". I told them that I would. I also gave them my Enforcer data that I had developed, just in case they were interested. Anyway, here it is: 10 shot avg, virgin Starline brass, CCI 350 primers, 1.26 OAL.

G29:

10.8 TB 135 Nosler - 1301fps
11.5 TB 135 Nosler - 1393fps
10.0 TB 155GDHP - 1204fps
10.8 TB 155GDHP - 1284fps
9.3 TB 165 Sierra - 1149fps
10.0 TB 165 Sierra - 1216fps
8.7 TB 180XTP - 1048fps
9.3 TB 180XTP - 1091fps
8.1 TB 200XTP - 1014fps
8.7 TB 200XTP - 1070fps
7.0 TB 220 West Coast FP - 869fps
7.5 TB 220 West Coast FP - 925fps

6"KKM"

10.8 TB 135 Nosler - 1488fps
11.5 TB 135 Nosler - 1542fps
10.0 TB 155 GDHP - 1325fps
10.8 TB 155 GDHP - 1432fps
9.3 TB 165 Sierra - 1268fps
10.0 TB 165 Sierra - 1380fps
8.7 TB 180XTP - 1145fps
9.3 TB 180XTP - 1235fps
8.1 TB 200XTP - 1109fps
8.7 TB 200XTP - 1182fps
7.0 TB 220 West Coast FP - 982fps
7.5 TB 220 West Coast FP - 1042fps

I think that this is the tip of the iceburg for this powder. I know that these velocities are not head-snappers, but these were very conservative "starter loads". This powder meters perfect and exhibits less pressure in than 180 UMC in all loadings shown! I will follow up with part two in a few days!

For comparison:
G29 10.8gr 800X 180XTP - 1255fps
6"KKM 10.8gr 800X 180XTP - 1508fps

-PS. Do not expect to get 800X or Blue Dot velocities from this powder, but I think that this stuff will definitely turns some heads.
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