Bullseye powder recipes

mr*faat said: Hi, I am looking for recipes for the following calibers 45acp 200gr copper washed (in a 1911) and 40SW 180gr copper washed (in a Glock 22) not too concerned with power factors, but I would like to achieve mild recoil. thanks, Mo

R*Pete said: I use 5.0gr Bullseye for the 45, with the 200gr'ers and the 230gr'ers. I don't use Bullseye with the 40 S&W.

mr*faat said: why not?

R*Pete said: Too fast.

C*cked&Locked said: I load bullseye in both .45 and 9mm and it runs great, why is it to fast for 40?

R*Pete said: Too fast for the recoil pulse that I want and need.

C*cked&Locked said: Too fast for the recoil pulse that I want and need. So not that it won't work, just that you don't like it in that caliber?

J*hn Y Cannuck said: From Alliants website: (http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/Index.htm) For 180 grain 40SW (Jacketted HP) Bullseye 5.5 grains 1,015fps 33,900 Psi For Lazer cast 180 Grain 40 SW Bullseye 4.5grains 911fps 33,000Psi Bullseye is a great powder for reduced loads too. But, it's dirty Have you tried Titegroup? for the 45 ACP 200gr JHP Bullseye 6 grains 960 fps 19,400Psi

R*dy H said: Too fast for the recoil pulse that I want and need. One time I loaded bullseye in 44 magnum cases, 240g bullet. Shot it in my 10" barrel model 29. I think partially because of the extra weight of the long barrel and the rapid burn of bullseye powder the gun didn't recoil up much. Unfortunately the recoil pulse came straight back and was hard on my wrist. I now use Unique/Universal Clays in the 44 magnum.

mr*faat said: So help me underrstand the relationship between grains and recoil. to get low recoil, is it heavy bullet, low powder, or vice-versa? of course recycling and feeding reliably is a given. thnx

R*Pete said: So not that it won't work, just that you don't like it in that caliber? Correct. I want a push not a flip at the muzzle. For a lower recoil pulse, a heavy bullet with a slow powder.

C*cked&Locked said: Correct. I want a push not a flip at the muzzle. For a lower recoil pulse, a heavy bullet with a slow powder. got ya, tuning your recoil for rapid target re-aquisition! smart...




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