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Post Posted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:33 pm 
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I use 5.0 TG w/ a 200gr moly for USPSA and IDPA.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:55 am 
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I will probably be shooting a lot more IDPA then USPSA this year, so power factor isnt a big deal

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:32 pm 
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rsxr22 wrote:
I will probably be shooting a lot more IDPA then USPSA this year, so power factor isnt a big deal


Don't know the rules of IDPA, but USPSA does have a power factor.
I'd "guess" that some of the loads mentioned in this thread won't make USPSA power factor



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 2:37 pm 
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rsxr22 wrote:
I will probably be shooting a lot more IDPA then USPSA this year, so power factor isnt a big deal



I don't understand? Both sports have minimum levels.


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:49 pm 
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I use 4.6gr of Titegroup behind a nosler 185gr JHP. Makes a great round for 25yd Bullseye.

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Post Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2011 4:58 pm 
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If you shoot the CDP class in IDPA, you do need to make a 165 power factor. For 200 grain bullet that's 825 fps or more. If you shoot ESP then you only have to make 125, for a leisurely 625 fps, but if you are using a 1911 .45 acp in ESP, you are probably shooting a hi-capacity like a para or Springfield. Have Fun! That said, my favorite load is 6.3 grains of Power Pistol pushing a 230 gr FMJ at 830 fps, but that is a bit snappy. I've been shooting a lot of 6.5 grains of Power Pistol pushing a 200 grain LSWC that I cast, it's a pretty mild load recoil wise.

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Post Posted: Sat Mar 05, 2011 7:25 am 
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I use 4.2 clays with nozler 185 grain bullets and have had good luck with it.
Good for accuracy , just use it at the range.

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Post Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:57 am 
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Nowhere Man wrote:
rsxr22 wrote:
I will probably be shooting a lot more IDPA then USPSA this year, so power factor isnt a big deal



I don't understand? Both sports have minimum levels.


Dave


I guess i was a little vague. They will definitely meet power factor minimums.

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Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 9:03 pm 
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Clays, Win 231, and Bullseye are my .45 powders of choice. I like shooting 200gr LSWC with them.

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Post Posted: Wed May 23, 2012 11:49 pm 
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I use 200 gr LSWC (cast from Lymans #452630) over 5.6 gr of HP-38.
Works for me.

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