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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:46 pm 
Bearcat

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I just loaded some 200 grain swc over 9 grains of unique. They were very accurate, one ragged hole at 15 yards. Is 9 grains of unique considered hot or mild. I am shooting them out of my Old Model Ruger. I did not have any signs of high pressure. The empty's fell right out of the cylinder. I want a mild load with no strain on my old model.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:14 pm 
Single-Sixer

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9.8 grains is max, so you are about 92% of max according to Alliant which should very safe.

http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/ ... rtridge=36

Sounds like you found a load your gun likes.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:05 pm 
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I wouldn't worry about 9grs of Unique under a 200gr bullet in a Ruger .45 Colt. As I remember, even the Tier II loads for the newer medium frame guns have a max of over 9grs with a heavier 255gr bullet.

ETA: HL 246 article lists a 10gr Unique load with a 280gr bullet in the Tier II 20ksi category.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:46 am 
Hawkeye

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Thats a good load works for me! Enjoy. ps

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:37 am 
Buckeye

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I used to shoot a 262 grain Keith style SWC over 10.0 grains of Unique (taken from an older Lyman manual) in an Old Model .45 Blackhawk. I believe that load is no longer in the newer books. Nowadays, I use 8.5 grains of Unique with a 250 grain SWC in a New Model Blackhawk.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:59 pm 
Bearcat

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Thanks guys.


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