Quickload ?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by edge, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    I am considering buying Quickload.

    I am wondering if it will work for my situation any better than my homemade Powley calculator?
    My situation:

    I am shooting a smokeless muzzleloader with custom sabots.
    I basically have a straight walled case of nearly unlimited capacity ( within reason ).
    There is no throat so there also is no swaging of the bullet into the grooves making pressure somewhat problematic.

    My bore is a 0.450/0.458 Shilen barrel 23 1/2 inches long;
    My bullets are 250 grain 0.338 Accubonds;
    My sabots weigh 25 grains.
    My goal is 2800 - 3000 fps.
    I prefer to keep the pressure not much over 50,000 psi.

    My homemade calculator only yields IMR powders and suggests 100 grains of IMR 4064 should get me to 2900 fps @ under 50Kpsi.
    I don't have this powder and would prefer to use a Hodgdon powder but I can't correlate powders with my calculator.

    I guess my question is do you think that Quickload would work for this type of a situation, and is it worth the $150 price tag?

    Thanks for any suggestions.

    edge.
     
  2. gbp

    gbp Well-Known Member

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    i use quickload but i must admit that i have never used the black powder portion of it there is an option to import data from quick design ( Quickdesign info ) directly into ql. You might need both programs, one to design your caseless 'case' and then import that into ql from there i would think that you could play with length until you reached your objective.

    however, best to call ed dillon at neconos direct he's a great person and always very helpfull
    800-451-3550

    might be a hoot to play with
     

  3. edge

    edge Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info, I guess that it was not as straightforward as I thought.

    edge.