Way too compressed

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Gord0, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Gord0

    Gord0 Well-Known Member

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    Hodgdon does list this as a max compressed load of CFE BLK for a flat base bullet... That was after running it through a 6" drop tube which got me a little more room. Also tried 3 brands of brass. I'm becoming convinced that you can't put too much of this powder behind any bullet...
     
  2. DUSTY NOGGIN

    DUSTY NOGGIN Well-Known Member

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    what is the charge weight in the picture ? 23 for a 115 ?
     
  3. Gord0

    Gord0 Well-Known Member

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    23.7 with a 110 vmax. I'm not loading a vmax. I'm experimenting with a load combination not listed anywhere.
     
  4. memtb

    memtb Well-Known Member

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    I experienced similar with my .375AI! Only, imagine the powder a little closer to the rim, and then seating a Barnes 270 TSX! If you seated the bullet a little too quickly....the case would bulge! Went to a little faster powder! How do you say “COMPRESSED”? memtb