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Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by orpheoet on Mon 10 Jul - 18:11

I picked up 1k of these at Perry to try out. Looking for any info as far as loads, COL, and crimp. I have Bullseye and WST. Long line and short. Thanks
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by Mightyheb on Mon 10 Jul - 18:30

25 yard Load
Zero Swaged 185gr LWHP
3.8gr of Bullseye Powder
.030 shoulder
Overall Length 1.215"
Mixed / unsorted brass

CCI or Federal Large Pistol Magnum Primer
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by KBarth on Mon 10 Jul - 18:32

I just started load testing these today
So far I got Winchester primers, starline cases
3.8gr of BE
1.200 COAL
.469 crimp
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by Mightyheb on Mon 10 Jul - 18:32

Sorry crimp .469-.470
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by cdrt on Mon 10 Jul - 19:47

3.5 BE on the short line.  Taper crimp at .469, seated flush with the shoulder.  High 90's and some cleans so far both in TF and RF.  Pistol is a Range Officer with slide mount one inch ultradot using a 9# recoil spring.  No problems with feeding or cycling.


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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by messenger on Tue 11 Jul - 3:43

I use 4.2 WST on the short line and 4.6 WST on the long line.

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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by BE Mike on Tue 11 Jul - 5:43

It depends on whether or not you have an optic and whether or not it is slide mounted. I settled on a load of 4.0 grains of Alliant Bullseye with my slide mounted (Clark slide mount) UltraDot on top of my old Clark accurized series 70 Colt with Kart barrel and bushing. With a 12 lb. recoil spring, I found that the gun wasn't reliable in cold weather with 3.8 grains. I taper crimp to .470" and use W-W LPP. I use FP-10 to lubricate the gun. Of course, as always, YMMV.
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by jglenn21 on Tue 11 Jul - 6:24

For LL,  I run 3.9 BE.  very accurate and consistent

Starline or Win brass with WW primers.

Seated with just a bit of shoulder exposed.  

Personally I think these are second only to the 185 nosler JHP style
.469 crimp
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by Jwhelan939 on Tue 11 Jul - 8:21

I can't get 185s to run in my gun with less than 4.0 BE. I have a slide mounted dot with a 9# recoil spring but I use a heavy 21# mainspring.

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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by jglenn21 on Tue 11 Jul - 15:50

I run an 11 lb recoil and 18 lb mainspring
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by SteveT on Fri 14 Jul - 12:07

3.5-4.0 gr Bullseye is the classic load(s) for 185 and 200 gr lead bullets. 3.5 gr is pretty light and will probably only work with no dot (or frame mount) and lighter springs. 4.0 is fairly stout, but still very controllable. It seems to be fairly forgiving and shoot decent groups in most bullseye guns.

other "classic" bullseye loads are
3.8-4.2 gr WST
3.8-4.0 gr Clays
3.8-4.0 gr N310
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by Chris Miceli on Sat 15 Jul - 14:35

4.3 wst across the course the guy next to me uses.

Thanks steve for the N310 load will give it a shot next match.
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Re: Zero SWHP 185gr

Post by orpheoet on Sun 16 Jul - 13:10

Early results with 3.8gr WST are promising. I'm trying to find something my 25-2's will shoot well. I aloxed the bullets and let them dry overnight. by far the smallest groups from the gun. Unfortunately only at 50 ft, but until today NOTHING was grouping well even at 50 ft. Shockingly they also ran fine in my ball gun with a 15lb spring.
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