I'm currently loading 6.5gr CFE Pistol powder behind a jacketed 240gr softpoint. I was wondering if I needed any filler for that load or is 6.5gr powder sufficient alone.THanks!
CCAguns,I was wondering if I needed any filler for that load or is 6.5gr powder sufficient alone.THanks!
Unique is may go to powder for .44 mag and special, as I usually shoot fairly light loads in both now. It is a fairly good all round pistol powder. I have been playing around with blue dot in the magnum and want to try some 2400 as well.Unique is dirty but shoots great. I think I use 8 grs in .44 mag brass for a nice crisp target load...Not sure what it'd be in .44 SPL but probably close to 6 grs.
I've loaded CFE223 and can attest to it reducing fouling in my 223 and is accurate. It's not as accurate in my 308. The Tubbsdust might be the ticket as my 308's both love Varget.CCAguns,
Note that with other powders like 2400, you can now buy and add and mix in about 10 to 13 grains of Tubbdust per pound of powder and blend it in to achieve copper fouling reduction. This is a bore surface lube that discourages copper from sticking. Like shooting coated bullets, this will tend to cost you a few feet per second by taking away a bit of the resistance the powder builds pressure against, but you can compensate for that with a fraction of a tiny charge increase.
Good point. I've never seen a single load in any manual, (I have several), that suggested a filler for any handgun load.What do the reloading manuals say.
On an old timer's suggestion I've made several "scoops" for specific weights of low fill, fast powders. If one charge is a fuzz more or less than the next one, compared to weighing each charge, I still can't shoot the difference even from a rest.With some powders . . . . . . .you need to take a look at the levels when you are done charging, as SOMETIMES, the tiny doses hang up in the measure . . . . .but with a uniform fill accuracy is usually quite good.
The tin and bismuth compounds are there to tie-up the copper. If you have a copy of Hatcher's notebook, you can read about this 1900 French technology in gunpowderJust wondering, will the CFE powders have any effect on leading?