How hot a load with a 148 hbwc?

How hot a load with a 148 hbwc?

Joined: February 22nd, 2016, 11:54 pm

March 27th, 2018, 9:53 pm #1

How hot would you load a 148 hbwc? A friend showed up tonight with some loaded with 3.5 of 231, using a zero bullet. Do you think that load is ok, or should he back off a few tenths? Thanks for your help on this, Dave.
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March 27th, 2018, 10:18 pm #2

3.1GR TO 3.3GR 231 HAS BEEN A STANDARD. 3.5 IN A PPC REVOLVER WORKED JUST FINE.
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March 28th, 2018, 2:20 am #3

How hot would you load a 148 hbwc? A friend showed up tonight with some loaded with 3.5 of 231, using a zero bullet. Do you think that load is ok, or should he back off a few tenths? Thanks for your help on this, Dave.
Suggested load for ZERO is 3.1. At 3.5 grains just right at max. Check it with a chronograph. If you are getting 850+ fps might get leading. Also, have to watch blowing the skirts off the back. Hard cast bullet no problem with this load. If no pressure signs and isnt leading shouldn't be a real problem, but for PPC no need to run hot.
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March 28th, 2018, 3:10 am #4

The starting load is 3.5 gr. in the Lee reloading manual, 4.0 is max.
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March 28th, 2018, 3:27 am #5

Suggested load for ZERO is 3.1. At 3.5 grains just right at max. Check it with a chronograph. If you are getting 850+ fps might get leading. Also, have to watch blowing the skirts off the back. Hard cast bullet no problem with this load. If no pressure signs and isnt leading shouldn't be a real problem, but for PPC no need to run hot.
Starting load is 3.5 and max load is 4.0 in Lee reloading manual.
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March 28th, 2018, 2:30 pm #6

Suggested load for ZERO is 3.1. At 3.5 grains just right at max. Check it with a chronograph. If you are getting 850+ fps might get leading. Also, have to watch blowing the skirts off the back. Hard cast bullet no problem with this load. If no pressure signs and isnt leading shouldn't be a real problem, but for PPC no need to run hot.
Starting load is 3.5 and max load is 4.0 in Lee reloading manual.
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March 29th, 2018, 7:20 pm #7

How hot would you load a 148 hbwc? A friend showed up tonight with some loaded with 3.5 of 231, using a zero bullet. Do you think that load is ok, or should he back off a few tenths? Thanks for your help on this, Dave.
I shoot a S&W 10-5 PPC revolver and I load 3.0 grains of WW231. I may approach 3.1 gn sometimes, but I have never loaded anything that hot for my revolver. My bullets are Precision Delta 148 HBWC.
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Joined: April 10th, 2016, 2:00 am

March 30th, 2018, 11:04 pm #8

I loaded Zero 148gr HBWC to 3.2 to see how they shot, they held about 1 3/4” at 50 yards on a Ransom Rest. That .1 grain did make the rounds feel hotter than the 3.1 I usually use. I think 3.5 may cause the skirt to blow off. Maybe 3.5 for a double ended WC?
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Joined: December 29th, 2016, 8:08 am

April 3rd, 2018, 9:04 pm #9

Its interesting about these projectiles because the old timers say thats all they shot back in their day, ive tried many times to get decent groups with them at 50 yards and never seem to get any better than about a 10 ring group. Then talking the other day to an old gunsmith about this he mentioned that the twist rates were down around 14 to 12 in one which probably helped them group at lower speeds perhaps ? Most of my revolvers are 16:1 but I have one thats 14:1 that I might give another shot at trying to get them group with that one.
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