Originally Posted by Trickymissfit
I use four basic manuals most of the time. But seem to use the Accurate and the Hogdons most. In the Hogdon manual (#26) the listed load for H335 is a max of 25.3 grains of powder under a 55 grain bullet. They get 3203 fps out of a 26" barrel.
Aint that the truth... I've never really used accurate other than their powder flyers, but hogdgon # 26 has got to have the least BS data of any of the more modern manuals. It's my oldest manual, and I will cross reference to it if the powder was manufactured when the manual was put out.
The only problem I see with #26 is it is still crusher data, so some of the rounds that were dumbed down a bit for PSI guaging are still going full steam. Not usually a problem, but they were dumbed down when the switch was made for a reason, such as varying throating or chamber dimensions for a couple of the rifle rounds or lightweight pea shooters for a couple of the pistol rounds.