WST 185gr load data

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WST 185gr load data

Post by Dipnet on 5/17/2017, 7:11 am

I just tried WST and boy am I impressed with how well this powder meters. According to burn rates, it is slower than Bullseye, but enough to affect loads? I would appreciate data and comments on experience with the powder. Thanks, dipnet
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Post by zanemoseley on 5/17/2017, 7:22 am

I use 3.8 grains for 25 yards and 4.1 for 50 yards, 185 grain LSWC. That is fairly light loads.


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Post by boatbum101 on 5/17/2017, 9:14 am

I use 4.2grs with 185 LSWCHP & 4.8 with 185 JHP .

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Post by messenger on 5/17/2017, 9:53 am

With the 185 LSWCHP I run 4.2 at 25yds. 4.6 at 50yds. 4.9 with Nosler JHP.

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Post by Boris_La on 5/17/2017, 12:25 pm

I use 3.8gr WST with 200gr LSWC for indoor 50' practice. Its clean, light load with very little smoke.
For longer distances outdoor, matches and different bullets I use other powders that produce better groups for me.

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Post by zanemoseley on 5/17/2017, 1:59 pm

I would think 4.6 grains would be getting pretty hot. I'm not very good (high SS scores on my best day) and I shot a 94 slow fire with 4.1 grains at 50 yards.

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Post by orpheoet on 5/17/2017, 6:39 pm

I use WST for everything Bullseye. 
.45ACP
4.5 gr with Zero 185 gr JHP for 50 yards and EIC 
4.5 gr with 200 gr LSWC for 50 yards
3.8 gr with 200 gr LSWC for 25 yards/50 ft
4.2 gr with 160 gr LSWC for 25 yards/50 ft
.38 Special
3.3 gr with Zero 158 gr LSWC for 25 yards/50 ft
2.7 gr with Zero 148 gr WC for 25 yards/50 ft
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Post by Dipnet on 5/18/2017, 4:49 pm

All,
Thanks very much for the useful information. I use the Zero LSWC HP for timed and rapid fire and the Zero JHP for the long line and now I've got a good idea where to begin. I've calibrated both long and short-line loads to have the same POI with respects to my red dot, e.g., 185gr LSWC HP is 3.8gr BE, fed or win primer, crimp 0.469, OAL 1.20"; 185gr JHP over 4.50gr VVN310, fed or win primer, crimp 0.469, OAL 1.20. I've incorporated the data you all shared into a 45 load data pfd file, copy attached.

I began experimenting with this powder for 32 ACP loads, using the Uniquetek micrometer powder bar, and observed incredible load to load consistency. This was later backed up with SDs less than 10.

Any powder that meters this well and is not as dirty as BE is on interest. NOTE: the attached data are for reference only; standard safety protocols should be used (everybody's gun is different). Cheers, dipnet
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Re: WST 185gr load data

Post by Boris_La on 5/18/2017, 5:08 pm

Very useful load compilation. Thank you for posting.

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Re: WST 185gr load data

Post by Deerspy on 5/18/2017, 5:10 pm

last week I tested 3.8 gr WST with 185gr Zero WCBN old military brass that has been loaded about 10 to 15 times this is a 25 yard load I use some times.
748fps, 751fps, 742fps, 753fps, out of 40 year old Colt with KART easy fit barrel

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Re: WST 185gr load data

Post by teg2658 on 5/19/2017, 7:06 am

3.8 WST with 185 or 200 grain lead, 5.0WST with Nosler 185, 1.24 OAL and Winchester primers.
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