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Posted: April 06 2017 at 9:03am | IP Logged Quote jcreinking

Went out to the range with some of my IDPA buddies for some practice.
They all kept asking my if I was shooting heavy loads. Everyone agreed
that the noise volumn and the percussion seemed to be what would
acccumpy heavy load.

Here is what I was shooting
bullet; SNS coated round nose 200 grains. (The red bullets)
Powdr: Accurate #5 7.8 grains.
Primer: WIN LP
Cases: Mixed range brass
COAL: 1.255"
Chrony 15 feet at average 834.5 fps high 863.9 low 809.3
Firearm: Springfield RO Champion 4"

This is the starting load for 200 grain lead bullet out of "Moder Reloading"
2nd edition by Richard Lee. My chrony data only shows that I my velosity
was 65 fps slower which is not really significant.

When I got home I disassembled a couple to make sure I had loaded
correctly. Everything tied back to my load data.

There were two other guys shooting 45ACP, (230grain Berrys plated over
Titegroup).   Everyong agreed that my loades were louder and gave off
more felt percussion.

Just wondering if anybody has any thoughts on the excessive volumn and
percussion.

Edited by jcreinking on April 06 2017 at 9:07am
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Posted: April 06 2017 at 12:08pm | IP Logged Quote The_Shadow

The Accurate Arms data for AA#5 shows the 200 grain
bullet using the following data...

AA#5 7.8 grains @ 902 fps
AA#5 8.7 grains @ 1025 fps 19,400 psi

Shouldn't be an issue as the load data is correct for
starting loads. Your pistol being 4" BBL can play into
the felt boom.

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AA#5 creates a deeper "bark" in pistols I own. Even 5.2gr with a 140gr RNFP in a .38Spl sounds like I'm shooting a .44Spl. Whereas a load at similar velocity with Unique or W231 "pop" more like a .38 should. I've noted that once, when loaded to a moderate loading in my 1911A1 with 230gr plated RN with AA#5, it had a deeper report yet was not excessive, showed no signs of overload, and accuracy was great. Just had a deeper voice so to speak. Was well below maximum loading and I have made it a practice for 57 years to never load max loads unless its black powder where a full load is the normal for the cartridge. My summation is that this particular powder simply produces a deeper toned report as opposed to others.

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Try Hodgdon Clays.Very soft with a 230gr.
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During the powder famine created by the hoarders I could not locate Unique, Bullseye, and others. But I managed to find a pound of AA#5. Wasn't too sold on it at first, but learned to like it as a sub for Unique in my .38Spl especially. Found Unique later, along with Bullseye and my use of #5 diminished. Lately been loading lots of .38Spl with #5 and now it's almost gone and of course I can't find it now....oh well. However, 5.8gr and a Lyman 358665 RNFP in a .38Spl case is magic in my Richard & Mason conversion. 5.2gr with a 358429 is a dandy too.

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