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    Well Iím back to pulling the lever on the Dillion and L&L AP. I much prefer the Dillion over the Hornady. The L&L was purchased by a shooting friend but she just canít get the hang of it so itís now setup on my bench. Itís a solid unit, Iím used to the blue machine. Going to take some time to warm up to it. Iím going to work up some 9 and 45 loads with Ramshot Silhouette. First attempt using it. PITA working up new loads with eight bullet types and seven different guns. Just looking for acceptable results across the board. My WST recipe is great in all my 45ís. Should eat a few extra Christmas cookies to keep the strength.
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    I came to my senses and decided not to load 45 with Silhouette. My 45 loads are fine so itís 9mm and maybe 380. The 380 loads should be on the hot end of the scale with that powder. The mighty P380.
    KP3833N, PM9093N, PM4543N, TP4543, CZ 75B, CZ P-01, CZ 97B, MR Desert Eagle 1911, P22, Just Right Carbine 45 ACP marine takedown, Ruger MPR .556

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    of the six calibers I load for, I load something every week. I don't load in volume, I just load often. I go to the old man amusement park at least once a week, sometimes twice (or more), but I don't shoot in volume either - just often. It's kind of a routine thing now, so I guess it's not much to talk about for me. I just like punching holes in paper that just seems to be asking to be perforated.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DJK11 View Post
    I came to my senses and decided not to load 45 with Silhouette. My 45 loads are fine so itís 9mm and maybe 380. The 380 loads should be on the hot end of the scale with that powder. The mighty P380.
    I just kept thinking about 45 with Silhouette. So I loaded Berryís 230. Loaded 10 each from min - max in .2 increments. Also loading Acme coated 230 and 200 SWC. While the die is set for SWC Iíll load Berryís 200 SWC. I really like the feel of 200 SWC in all my 45 pistols. 5.0 of Titegroup under a 200 SWC is a great load. NOT a powderpuff round. Crossed fingers that Silhouette is as good or better and burns cleaner. Titegroup works good for me with 200 SWC but itís filthy.
    KP3833N, PM9093N, PM4543N, TP4543, CZ 75B, CZ P-01, CZ 97B, MR Desert Eagle 1911, P22, Just Right Carbine 45 ACP marine takedown, Ruger MPR .556

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    Forgot to mention Silhouette meters great. Very consistent, near perfect drops. Ten drop averages across the range I used, didnít need adjustment. Three or four drops to set then the ten drop average.
    KP3833N, PM9093N, PM4543N, TP4543, CZ 75B, CZ P-01, CZ 97B, MR Desert Eagle 1911, P22, Just Right Carbine 45 ACP marine takedown, Ruger MPR .556

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    I have been shooting my old 1997-98 Kimber a lot more the last couple of years, and .45 auto is probably the easiest of everything (only 6 different cartridges) I load. And that Compact Stainless is the sweetest shooting handgun I've ever owned. Before my medical whackdown of 2016, I had loaded mainly with Unique but had just gotten into loading AA#7 in the .45 auto .... definately staying on the low side of the charge weights. By 2018, and slightly recovering, I was back to really wanting to occasionally tinker with the .45 auto and started loading with AA#5. I found 8.2 gr of AA#5 was like magic with cast 230 gr RN (either lubed nekkid boolits or plated), and before long I just had to try AA#2. That was a real pleasant surprise ... 5.2 gr of AA#2 cycles the gun perfectly (4" barrel with 20lb spring), and if I remember right, about 820 fps. When you're just punching paper, or trying to knock down them metal dinner plate doodads, it's on the pleasing side.

    Since I'm still stuck on revolver and lever gun cartridges (.357 mag and .44 mag), AA#9 and AA#7 are always around (as well as A2400) .... and AA#7 (as well an Unique) is a mainstay in my cast boolit loads in 30-30 Win.

    That old "what 1 Powder .... or ... what 4 Powders" question that always pops up on every gun site that discusses re-loading would be pretty simple for me. Either Alliant Powders (A2400 and Unique) or Accurate Arms Powders (#2, #5, #7, #9) would take care of my minimum requirements .... if I had to choose.

    Now I sound like a creature of habit .... after a looong (lol) 10 year experience of re-loading, I still haven't tried Bullseyes or any of the three different "Dot" powders. Maybe next year, if powders and primers are still being made.


    yep, it was a long, driveling ramble .... but I don't get out much


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    Blasted some of the Silhouette 45 test rounds yesterday. Shot six of each charge from both the DE1911 and CZ97. 230 Berryís were 6.6 - 7.8 grains in .2 increments. At 30í they all shot great. Very low flash and smoke. Somewhat quiet but not as quiet as WST. A LOT cleaner than WST, Titegroup and Bullseye.

    Berryís and Acme 200 SWC are becoming my favorite. Loaded at 7.2 - 7.6 grains in .2 increments. Most shots were one and two raged hole.

    I was kind of surprised on the accuracy, maybe I just had a good day. Itís going to be difficult deciding on a charge to settle on. Iím impressed on the accuracy across the full charge range.

    A few Berryís 230 rounds ďkeyholedĒ regardless of the charge. So I micíd a couple dozen bullets and low-and-behold some were .449 diameter not .452.

    Almost forgot I also shot a few through the JRC 45 carbine. Also great accuracy at 150í.
    More to come.
    KP3833N, PM9093N, PM4543N, TP4543, CZ 75B, CZ P-01, CZ 97B, MR Desert Eagle 1911, P22, Just Right Carbine 45 ACP marine takedown, Ruger MPR .556

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