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Has anyone done more load testing with this powder?

i finally started doing some load testing with 120gr SST and well I ended up putting a round through my chrono lol.

wanna see if anyone else has done some loads with the SSTs
I tried Moose Ears load of 30.5gr CFE BLK with Gold Dots and my first shot was 3052 fps. Barrel is ARP 18" 3R. Accuracy was 3/4" but would improve with a better rest. Need to load more and shoot for groups.
 

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I tried Moose Ears load of 30.5gr CFE BLK with Gold Dots and my first shot was 3052 fps. Barrel is ARP 18" 3R. Accuracy was 3/4" but would improve with a better rest. Need to load more and shoot for groups.
Yea I have noticed everyone using them on lighter stuff. The lowest I shoot is 110gr accubond and 120gr sst and the 130gr soft point flat base stuff.

i am at 25.5gr, 2.255, hornady brass and #41 primer. They are flatten a little so I'll back it down to 25 once I get a chronograph. I blew out primers on shot 2 and 3 out of 5 at 26gr. Which I found weird. Good thing I got it to cycle. I may just end up selling off every5hing over 110gr and just buy a crap load of hornady HPBT w/can and run those. I'll keep the accubond for hunting till I run out.
 

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Yea I have noticed everyone using them on lighter stuff. The lowest I shoot is 110gr accubond and 120gr sst and the 130gr soft point flat base stuff.

i am at 25.5gr, 2.255, hornady brass and #41 primer. They are flatten a little so I'll back it down to 25 once I get a chronograph. I blew out primers on shot 2 and 3 out of 5 at 26gr. Which I found weird. Good thing I got it to cycle. I may just end up selling off every5hing over 110gr and just buy a crap load of hornady HPBT w/can and run those. I'll keep the accubond for hunting till I run out.
i tried it with the 110 BTHP using speer data and i was quite disappointed in velocity. H322 or A2200 gives me 2720ish fps. from a 22" X Caliber 3 grove. CFEBlack only hit 2625 if i remember right. i do know it was pretty low velocity in comparison.
 

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i tried it with the 110 BTHP using speer data and i was quite disappointed in velocity. H322 or A2200 gives me 2720ish fps. from a 22" X Caliber 3 grove. CFEBlack only hit 2625 if i remember right. i do know it was pretty low velocity in comparison.
If all lee fails I'll make RL10x work for my stuff lol. I have a pet load for my 110gr hunting stuff. But I bought a bunch of the 130gr stuff for plinking and the SSTs where just suppose to be for hunting before I found the accubonds.

i plan on putting my other 3boxes of SSTs up for sale here soon
 

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Ill have to take a look for chits and giggles. Either way I have one on the way.

im excited as this will cut my powders down to a total of 3
LOL a year or two ago I bought a case of CFE Pistol and Varget. Plan on loading my .40 and .45 with the pistols and my .556 and Was gonna be .308 for the Varget but i'm out of the .308 field and into the 6.8 SPC
 

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110 HPBT
S&B case
28 gr CFE BLK
450 primer
2.295 OAL

This load gives me 2740 fps and less than 1" groups from my ARP 18" 3R.
i've never gotten velocity that everyone else gets using the same load data. i have 4 6.8's, ARP, Xcal and Bison. my xcal and ARP run the same velocity, both 22" barrels both 3R. either my chrono isn't quite right, (magneto speed that everyone brags about) or i'm just unlucky. many times i'm 100 fps less depending on powder. i guess i need to 'true' it with my ballistic program and then i'd know for sure.
 

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i've never gotten velocity that everyone else gets using the same load data. i have 4 6.8's, ARP, Xcal and Bison. my xcal and ARP run the same velocity, both 22" barrels both 3R. either my chrono isn't quite right, (magneto speed that everyone brags about) or i'm just unlucky. many times i'm 100 fps less depending on powder. i guess i need to 'true' it with my ballistic program and then i'd know for sure.
I'm also using the Magnetospeed crono, but I also tested that load on my old Crony F1. It was within 15 fps of my Magnetospeed.
My 16" Bison is 100 fps slower than my 18" ARP with that same load.
 

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Finally some range time with CFE BLK and some numbers. Magnetospeed and a Bipod

All bullets seated 2.275 - Gold Dot 115gr - Target at 100 yards. I used the same charge weight 1 - 5, I changed the primer.

CCI 41FED 7.5
1. 25 - 24951. - 2333
2. 26.5 - 25792. - 2537
3. 27 - 26153. - 2593
4. 27.5 - 26594. - 2597
5. 28 - 26805. - 2699

 

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Hit the range about 12:15 today. I wanted to try CFE BLK with Gold Dot 115gr and Winchester primers. I also tweaked my seating depth.

I am including some case photos from my previous range visit that show swipe marks at 27.5 and 28.

Bullets seated 2.279, same ARP 18" with bipod and Magnetospeed. I failed to mention earlier that all of my CFE loads have failed to lock the bolt back as others have reported and that I have not adjusted the gas block.

1. 26.6 - 2566

2. 26.8 - 2600

3. 27 - 2591

4. 27.2 - 2648

5. 27.4 - 2663

I've been using S&B and S&B made Hornady brass.

Right click the image and open in new tab for the close up.

Some swipe marks at 28.The 27.5 are almost free of marks.

The Winchester primers did crater on 4 and 5
 

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Ya all made my mind up. Wasn't sure if I wanted Shooter's World or Hodgdon black. I'm going to get SWBO. I need it for a tac30 I'm putting together for my son anyway. Was really intrested in cfe BO performance. Great information in this thread. Thanks to everyone for posting.
 

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Don't think I mentioned it before, but CFE worked great for me in my 12.5" barrel, but gave issues in the 18" barrel.

Velocities were impressive in the shorter barrel, I think it may be just a bit too fast for the longer barrels.
 

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I took a few minutes this morning before it got to hot and tried something that's been on my mind.
New SSA brass/#41 primers/105gr MKZ's/2.265 coal to match Ogive of one of my other bullets/20"-5R ARP
only one round each, when it cools off I work on it some more.

CFE Black @27.8gr = 2836-FPS/.0050" case bulge/slight swipe/slightly flattened primmer (new brass and a lot of shoulder/head space)

AA2200 @27.8gr = 2737-FPS/.0039" case bulge/slight swipe/ slightly less flattened primmer (new brass)

ProChrono and new battery
 

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Was reading the new post by wintys and seen that I was calling the Remington 7.5's Federal. :a11:

Since no one took the time to corrected me its your fault.. LOL Maybe next week I will actually try some Fed primers

Finally some range time with CFE BLK and some numbers. Magnetospeed and a Bipod

All bullets seated 2.275 - Gold Dot 115gr - Target at 100 yards. I used the same charge weight 1 - 5, I changed the primer.

CCI 41FED 7.5
1. 25 - 24951. - 2333
2. 26.5 - 25792. - 2537
3. 27 - 26153. - 2593
4. 27.5 - 26594. - 2597
5. 28 - 26805. - 2699
 

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Some of my earlier reloading stuff with 2200 compared to you're 115 grain projectile and cfe black it looks like black is faster? .
I'm still waiting on some cooler weather here in the muggy sunshine state to work with the cfc Blk


Created: 06/16/15 05:12 PM
Description: 115 nosler /27.9 2200
Notes 1: 2.265 coal
Notes 2: 18" DD 68spcII
Distance to Chrono(FT): 12.00
Ballistic Coefficient: 0.375-?
Bullet Weight(gr): 115.00
Temp: 73 °F
BP: 29.94 inHg
# FPS FT-LBS PF
5 2502 1598.78 287.73
4 2518 1619.29 289.57
3 2554 1665.92 293.71
2 2509 1607.74 288.54
1 2522 1624.44 290.03
Average: 2521.0 FPS
SD: 20.0 FPS
Min: 2502 FPS
Max: 2554 FPS
Spread: 52 FPS
Shot/sec: 0.0
True MV: 2527 FPS
Group Size (in): 1.0
 
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