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Post by fc60 on Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:55 pm

Greetings,

Tested some Hornady 85XTP bullets in the 32 ACP yesterday. Initial groups look promising.

The only on-line data I found was from Accurate Powder website.

If anyone has a new Hornady Load Book, see if they list loads for the 85XTP for the 32ACP. If so, PM me the data so I can safely test other powders.

Cheers,

Dave



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Re: Hornady 85XTP

Post by SmokinNJokin on Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:26 pm

Dave,
Unfortunately the Hornady 10 manual only lists the 60gr XTP for the .32 acp; they include info on the 85gr load for the .32 long.

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Re: Hornady 85XTP

Post by john bickar on Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:45 pm

SmokinNJokin wrote:Dave,
Unfortunately the Hornady 10 manual only lists the 60gr XTP for the .32 acp; they include info on the 85gr load for the .32 long.

Same in the Seventh Edition (2007). I swear Hornady "useta" have an online database for their reloading manual. I cannot find it now.

Someday I'll figure out this Interwebs thing.

Edit: Never mind, I'm thinking of Hodgdon.
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Re: Hornady 85XTP

Post by fc60 on Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:38 pm

Greetings All,

Looking at the Hornady website, they do not offer 32ACP with an 85XTP bullet.

Might be "working without a net" on this endeavor.

From Accurate Powder website...



Several factors alter my results.

They used R-P brass, I used Hornady. Their test barrel is 4", my barrel is 4.9".  I cannot get the 0.940" OAL with 32ACP barrels chambered with the case mouth as head space.

Very puzzled as to why my velocities are 100 FPS higher than Accurate's numbers?

I will try some more test loads with less powder to see if I can get the velocities/pressures down to Accurate's numbers.

Might also try some Accurate #5.

All this is rather amusing as I do not even own a 32ACP.

Many thanks,

Dave
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Re: Hornady 85XTP

Post by john bickar on Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:18 pm

Maybe 20% more barrel length could give you 15% more velocity?

You’d know better than I would. I don’t shoot .32ACP either; just happy to support your innovations.
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Post by LenV on Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:12 pm

This might be a little help.

http://www.adi-powders.com.au/handloaders/equivalents.asp
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Re: Hornady 85XTP

Post by troystaten on Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:43 pm

I don't shoot any .32's but that target if at 50 yards is amazing if at 25 yards is still impressive.  I need a .32 like I need an additional hole in the head but it sure is fun to see the results some of the people on this forum are getting.

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Re: Hornady 85XTP

Post by fc60 on Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:39 pm

Greetings,

The two targets are fired at 50 yards. While "acceptable", I do not consider them impressive.

Bear in mind, the barrel was held in a mechanical fixture for testing.

Cheers,

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Post by troystaten on Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:44 pm

Thanks for the update Dave. Might not be amazing for you it would be very impressive for a lot of us.  Thank you for showing us and I sure like seeing your updates.

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