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Recommended powder charge weight:

Post by Gary Wells on Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:39 pm

Take it easy on me, I'm new around here.
As title states, what would you guys recommend for a powder charge weight using Bulls-eye & Dardas H&G mold pattern "button" bullet?
Indoors, & I hate to admit it, but my eyes are so bad I generally only shoot at the 7 yd line.
Many thanks in advance for your counsel.

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Re: Recommended powder charge weight:

Post by jmdavis on Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:47 pm

You could start at 4.0 and then try working up or down from there in .1 gr. increments. My stock Range officer will handle 3.8 with the lead 185, it might work at lower charges with a 14lb recoil spring, but at 3.8 I felt that the stock spring was fine.

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Re: Recommended powder charge weight:

Post by james r chapman on Thu Feb 25, 2016 1:59 pm

3.8 works in my R1 and Gold Cup.

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Re: Recommended powder charge weight:

Post by spursnguns on Thu Feb 25, 2016 2:21 pm

Gary Wells wrote:Indoors, & I hate to admit it, but my eyes are so bad I generally only shoot at the 7 yd line.

I shoot with an older gentleman (retired pistolsmith, High Master and 2650 Club member) who shoots exclusively at the 15 yard line now.  God bless him....just keep shooting....we will all be there someday.

Jim

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Re: Recommended powder charge weight:

Post by Gary Wells on Thu Feb 25, 2016 8:00 pm

Many thanks, gentlemen, for the recommendations.
Interestingly, that has been my favorite charge weight
for the last 15 years or so. Before Alliant bought out
Hercules, I and others got by with 3.2. After the owner-
ship change, we had to increase to 3.6-3.8.

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Re: Recommended powder charge weight:

Post by jmdavis on Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:44 pm

I would stick with the 3.6 if that works.

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