36 grain Varmint Grenade

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Re: Info 0n powder bullet combo

Post by buckdp » 21 May 2014, 16:13

Thanks for the info Rapier Don't even use the #5 powder? I have a Elite Ammo go no go gauge just go with COL with it?

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Re: Info 0n powder bullet combo

Post by Rapier1772 » 21 May 2014, 17:33

I don't have any information for that combo.
Accurate's website has:
35gr Hornady V-Max FB
COAL: 1.491"
6.0gr: 1955
6.7gr: 2100
In this case I would use the same load for the 36VG, checking each round for signs over pressure.

I think I have some #5, I'll load some of those up as well & let you know.

As for overall length, for most rounds I use a standard COAL 1.581" which is within the Go-No Go gauge but I try to be a little more precise about the loads I post on here.
I don't think I have ever just loaded "good enough" rounds for plinking - summer project? :D
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Re: Info 0n powder bullet combo

Post by buckdp » 21 May 2014, 19:07

Thanks for the info. I've only been reloading about a year now and have waited to reload my 5.7 until I felt confident enough to
try it.Have been reloading .223 7.62 and 22-250 so far and have had no problems. Great Site

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Re: Info 0n powder bullet combo

Post by grimmond » 21 May 2014, 20:30

I'm not near my load data at the moment, but I made a quick call home to verify what I had listed. I started at 5.5gr and worked it up to 6.0gr. I have not taken it any higher. I found 6.0gr to give great accuracy and decided to stick with it. I used an OAL of 1.565"..
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Re: Info 0n powder bullet combo

Post by Rapier1772 » 08 Jun 2014, 21:58

I loaded up some 36gr Varmint Grenades with HS-6 & Accurate #5 powders, here's the data:
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Chrony was at 10ft

So for me, I am thinking 6.3gr HS-6 would be ok, that leaves a .2gr fudge factor.
I'll also take Accurate #5 up some more & see where it tops out.
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Advice

Post by tomjonesa22 » 19 Apr 2015, 15:16

I am looking to start reloading for the 5.7 caliber. My goal is create a load that will work with the ps90 and the handgun. I plan on using Power Pistol and Barnes 36 grain varmint grenade. Does anyone have an advice or any suggestions they can chime in? I would greatly appreciate, it thank you guys.

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Re: 36 grain Varmint Grenade

Post by Rapier1772 » 19 Apr 2015, 16:14

From the original post:
NRAshooter wrote:(handgun)
Barnes 36 grn Varmint Grenade
Winchester Small Rifle Primer
COL-1.594
6.4 grn Power Pistol
-2314
-2310
-2311
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Re: Advice

Post by kmiles » 20 Apr 2015, 07:24

tomjonesa22 wrote:I am looking to start reloading for the 5.7 caliber. My goal is create a load that will work with the ps90 and the handgun. I plan on using Power Pistol and Barnes 36 grain varmint grenade. Does anyone have an advice or any suggestions they can chime in? I would greatly appreciate, it thank you guys.
Typically you are going to find the PS90 has a lower powder charge threshold. Charges that show no sign of being at max in the FsN will cause the magazine of the PS90 to pop out. You can use the load data on the first page, just make sure to drop down about .5-1 gr and try it in the PS90. If you work your way up with the PS90, 99% of the time the load will be fine in the FsN. You do not want to use anything approaching max in the FsN in the PS90.

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Re: 36 grain Varmint Grenade

Post by shopsmart » 20 Apr 2015, 13:08

Here is my hat into the ring.

COAL 1.585, WSR primer, 36 grain varmint grenade, blue dot powder

FN 57
6.2 gr 1861
6.3 gr 1893
6.4 gr 1910
6.5 gr 1893

FN 57 w/ efk barrel w/ HD spring
6.2 gr NA
6.3 gr 2012
6.4 gr 2083
6.5 gr 2084

PS-90 sbr, two sets of numbers on different dates, no idea why differnt spreads
5.8 gr 1889
5.9 gr 1937
6.0 gr 1995
6.1 gr 1990
6.2 gr 2031 - 2184
6.3 gr 2099 - 2171
6.4 gr 2095 - 2168
6.5 gr 2154 - 2198
6.6 gr 2201

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Re: 36 grain Varmint Grenade

Post by tomjonesa22 » 28 Apr 2015, 14:33

does 5.0 grain of power pistol seem like a reasonable amount to work both for the ps90 and 5-7 without causing any problems?

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Re: 36 grain Varmint Grenade

Post by Bazzer69 » 28 Apr 2015, 14:38

tomjonesa22 wrote:does 5.0 grain of power pistol seem like a reasonable amount to work both for the ps90 and 5-7 without causing any problems?
I have been trying 4.9grain Power Pistol with 40 grain V-max and i'm getting a little primer flattening and have some evidence of "blow back" around the primer with two rounds out of 100. I'm cutting back to 4.7 grains.

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Re: 36 grain Varmint Grenade

Post by tomjonesa22 » 28 Apr 2015, 15:33

Ya, I am not sure whats a good starting point.

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