The WST thread caused me to load some 45 ACP,time to exercise the 1911's.
It always seems a trip to the range includes the polymer guns and ole slab sides always languishing in the safe and that thread reminded me I haven't taken one of the 1911's in way over a year and I dont have one that doesn't love WST under a 200 SWC and it's time to fix that.LOL, i hear that, LOL, i even went in my other reloading room just to see how much WST i had stashed!
I think i`m going to cast a bunch of 45 this coming week. I too, have some 1911`s that needs some exercising as well, lol
Yes more that a decade ago and IIRC it's a whole different animal than 700 X. About that time a coworker wanted some 357 Manglem for a hog hunt and he had the load data his father had worked up,I looked at it and it seemed reasonable so he came over and used my equipment to do his loading.The reason I tell the story is my introduction to Blue Dot as that was what his recipe called for and dang it works very well for full power loads in 45 Auto & 10 mm,I never found a need for 800 X after that.Have you ever tried 800X in your 45`s?
It works well enough, no complaints, just that B D was so much better over a wide variety of cartridges.Yeah buddie i hear that on the Blue Dot. Thats one of my most favorites for making my mag loads work real well. Been using BD for many decades. I LOVE Blue Dot. Lately i`ve started using Hodgdon Longshot in my 10mm`s. I`m having pretty good luck with it. Using the Longshot, i can conserve my Blue Dot powder for awhile.
Reason i asked about the 800X is because i got a REAL GOOD deal on a bunch of it, so i bought it all. I didnt know anybody that has ever used it much in 45acp, so i thought i would ask you about it. I can always use it in the 12ga loads just to use it up, too. I`ve used some for 00Buckshot loads so far. Pretty derned effective! LOL
It's got it covered,from mice to elephants.
Yes it works, just very slowly but better than not having a way to reload.I have one in .22 Hornet. It was given to me as a joke! I went out on to the Nullabour plain many years ago to shoot foxes. I had everything that I needed to live out there for several months. Apart from my Press, powder thrower and dies! Heaven knows why I forgot them! I contacted my Father with a urgent SOS, please send the following! He sent the gear out by Train but on my return he presented me with the hand tool, so in his words ....I could leave it in the glove box of my truck and never be stuck again! That would of been in the early 80's and his never let me forget!
One of my favorite 10 mm powders,the other Blue Dot.View attachment 262944
Getting some 10mm brass ready to load. This will be my first time loading this caliber. Long shot powder, 180 plated flat points , federal primers and once fired brass (ppu). Will pour powder and seat bullets tomorrow after work and hopefully try them out over the weekend. Just looking to end up with a nice plinking load for some trigger time with my new Glock 20.
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