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Post by captain orca on 10/27/2018, 4:52 pm

Does anyone still use Bullseye for their 45acp and 38sp target loads?  My '11 likes 4.0gr under an H&G #68.  

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Post by dronning on 10/27/2018, 5:02 pm

No idea what the % of shooters that still use Bullseye but it is pretty high.  When I couldn't get Bullseye I switched to Clays, then when I couldn't get either one of those I switched to WST.  Bought 16lb of WST and when Bullseye and Clays became available I bought 8lb of each.  I've got about 10lb of WST left so it's going to be a while before I get back to either Clays or Bullseye. 
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Post by captain orca on 10/27/2018, 5:24 pm

During the crunch I got a pound of Hi Skor 700-X and a pound of Red Dot.  Still have some Clays, 452-AA, VVN310 and a bunch of Bullseye. H110, 296, Blue Dot for the heavy hitters.

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Post by kidneyboy on 10/27/2018, 5:34 pm

I have never stopped using bullseye. 2.7gr under a 148gr HBWC 38sp

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Re: classic powders

Post by cdrt on 10/27/2018, 8:36 pm

kidneyboy wrote:I have never stopped using bullseye. 2.7gr under a 148gr HBWC 38sp
Same here and 3.5 for the .45 with 200 grain lead SWC's.
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Post by james r chapman on 10/27/2018, 8:52 pm

Anyone? As in clearly a majority!
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Post by orpheoet on 10/28/2018, 2:18 am

Mostly WST but 2.8 Bullseye makes my .38 Wadcutter 1911 run 100%
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Post by troystaten on 10/28/2018, 2:09 pm

Still use it seems to still work well, have used HP38 worked well too.

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Post by captain orca on 10/28/2018, 2:27 pm

I have an nice new can of Trail Boss, never tried it, no idea why I bought it, anyone use it?  I load for 25acp, 32acp, 380, 9mm para, 38sp, 357 mag, 44mag, 45acp, 223, 30-30.  Have an old Colt early 1900s 45 Colt revolver but no dies.  

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Post by captain orca on 10/28/2018, 2:29 pm

I self classified myself as Marksman.  What is Marksman?  I'm not officially ranked, did Bullseye casually.  I averaged in the mid to high 280s.  Not Camp Perry material by any means, I just enjoy it!

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Post by cdrt on 10/28/2018, 7:09 pm

captain orca wrote:I have an nice new can of Trail Boss, never tried it, no idea why I bought it, anyone use it?  I load for 25acp, 32acp, 380, 9mm para, 38sp, 357 mag, 44mag, 45acp, 223, 30-30.  Have an old Colt early 1900s 45 Colt revolver but no dies.  

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Works well in the .45 Colt; that's what is was designed for, for Cowboy Action matches.


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Post by cdrt on 10/28/2018, 7:10 pm

captain orca wrote:I self classified myself as Marksman.  What is Marksman?  I'm not officially ranked, did Bullseye casually.  I averaged in the mid to high 280s.  Not Camp Perry material by any means, I just enjoy it!

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Post by john bickar on 10/28/2018, 10:29 pm

captain orca wrote:452-AA

Now 452AA is a classic powder.
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Post by chopper on 10/28/2018, 10:43 pm

john bickar wrote:
captain orca wrote:452-AA

Now 452AA is a classic powder.
 Is 452-AA now WST?

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Post by Wobbley on 10/28/2018, 10:52 pm

chopper wrote:
john bickar wrote:
captain orca wrote:452-AA

Now 452AA is a classic powder.
 Is 452-AA now WST?

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Well, mostly.  Except when it isn’t.  WST replaces 452AA but is not interchangeable.
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Post by captain orca on 10/29/2018, 6:58 am

Have about 1/4 can of Scot Solo.  They all work.  Used to load 12ga in the late '60s and have an un opened 1/2 lb can of Hi Skor 700-X priced marked $4.29.  I've loaded stuff with an opened can of the same thing and it lights up just fine.  Just keep them tightly capped.

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Post by kidneyboy on 10/29/2018, 8:20 am

captain orca wrote:I have an nice new can of Trail Boss, never tried it, no idea why I bought it, anyone use it?  I load for 25acp, 32acp, 380, 9mm para, 38sp, 357 mag, 44mag, 45acp, 223, 30-30.  Have an old Colt early 1900s 45 Colt revolver but no dies.  

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I use trail boss for 357.  3.7gr under a 158gr RNFP works well in 6" barrel 686 and Ruger Match Champion

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