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Hodgdons Superformance?

 
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:13 AM
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Hodgdons Superformance?

Any experience? I know a guy who knows a guy who's unlces nephew is evidently using it in a 243 and getting some fantastic accurracy and speeds without pressure signs....

Just curious...

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Old 03-16-2011, 04:46 PM
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Re: Hodgdons Superformance?

I'm working up a load in my Tikka T3 300 WSM using Superformance with 165 Accubonds. So far I'm up to the book max of 72 grains and I'm averaging about 3180 FPS with no pressure signs and 3/4 MOA accuracy. I'm going to play with higher charges in the next week or two and see what happens to both accuracy and speed. My gunsmith is pushing 165 Sciroccos to nearly 3300 FPS out of his 300 WSM so that gives me hope. I believe the Superformance powder is designed to work best with light for caliber bullets.
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:16 AM
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Re: Hodgdons Superformance?

Thanks Chaser, good to know. I was going back and forth on using the Barnes 200/180/168.... trying to decide if the heavy weights with better B.C.'s had the advantage over the 168... or if the 180 was a good middle man... etc...etc...

Heck, even the 150's......

Must not be many people working up loads with this powder yet.
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Old 03-17-2011, 02:36 PM
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Re: Hodgdons Superformance?

I worked up some loads in my browning bar 300wsm with 165 bt's and got 3000fps with 70.5gr.
I think the short barrel is keeping me from getting full burn of the powder and max velocity .
I was dissapointed with the speed, but I did get some good accuracy.
I'm going to chrono some H4350 loads and see how those look.
It may have just been a slow day for my chrono.
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Old 03-21-2011, 06:03 PM
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Re: Hodgdons Superformance?

I measured the barrel on my BAR. Browning says it's 23", but 2.5" is the BOSS.
I guess for a 20.5" barrel 165gr BT's at 3000fps with a load that's 1.5gr less than published max is pretty good.
Especially since it's shooting .5" 3 shot groups.
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:57 PM
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Re: Hodgdons Superformance?

20.5 inches??? That is the shortest "stock" 300 barrel I've ever heard of... 24" is the shortest advocated..... huh.

Thanks for the input!
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:06 PM
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Re: Hodgdons Superformance?

I loaded with some superformance for my .243 WSSM. I believe that you need to follow manufacture specs extremely close. Hodgdon gives load data for 70, 80, and 90gr bullets. I loaded up some rounds for 58gr VMAX bullets. I used 50 - 55gr of powder the velocity never exceeded 3750 fps and i hit pressure signs around 55gr. But Hodgdon does say that IF the powder works in your gun it works extremely well.. it just doesnt work for my cartrige / bullet. I will try to reload some 75gr VMAX and see how that goes.

FYI i was using a 243 wssm olympic ar-15 with a 24" stainless ultra match barrel.
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