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#1 Johno

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 09:29 PM

Not doing to well in my searches, Lowell suggested AA # 9 but we don't get that powder down here.

 

Can anyone assist with some other powders?  thought maybe bluedot or lilgun

 

Thanks

Johno



#2 dmwoct19

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Posted 06 May 2019 - 06:04 PM

The chart that I got with my dies shows Hercules 2400 (4.5 - 5.0 grains), Hodgdon H110 (5.0 - 6.0 grains), Hodgdon Lil' Gun (5.5 - 6.7 grains), Winchester 296 (5.0 -6.0 grains), IMR 4756 (3.5 -4.0 grains) & IMR 4227 (5.0 - 5.5 grains). All under a 30 grain bullet. Hope this helps!


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#3 Johno

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Posted 17 May 2019 - 09:13 PM

Many thanks, looks like you and I are the only ones active here which is disappointing.

 

Re cases go over to castboolits and work down to rim fire area open that and you will see an old thread ive resurrected on making 5mm brass from hornet if you know a good machinist he maybe able to make a cutter for you, it would be great if something could be adapted to a manual or power trimmer

 

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 07:02 AM

I would suggest trying some Alliant 300MP.  This seems to perform like the old Norma R123 in this class of cartridge.



#5 Johno

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Posted 23 May 2019 - 02:03 PM

Ive put together some loads using lil gun hope to test next week.

Blue dot might be a good way to go also, not sure if the Alliant powder is available down here






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