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Offline Wobbly

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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2019, 09:33:32 AM »
how do you like the 148 coated bullets' im thinking about trying some in my 686 with 38 Spcl loads


Ron -
I love them at distances under 50 feet. My favorites are the MBC coated, which are true Double Ended.

https://missouribullet.com/details.php?prodId=236&category=5&secondary=9



They also allow 2 mounting styles: flush or first crimp groove.



At the very conservative speeds around 750 fps, these do great.
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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #16 on: December 13, 2019, 03:52:45 PM »
just got 200 to try I have 3 different loads to try 357 till I get some 38 spec. brass I had a bunch of red dot so going to try it for now 2.5 -2.7 - and 3.0 gr. for a start
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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #17 on: December 14, 2019, 09:23:50 PM »
I just found Bullseye a few months ago, and it is a great powder in my CZ 9mm pistols. 4 grains under a cast 124gr powder coated lead bullet and we are in business. IIRC, it chronoed about 1070, not exactly a barn burner, but makes holes in paper and steel sing, accurately, every time.  I think I may stick with Bullseye as my go-to powder...now what to do with those sealed cans of 700X...

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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2019, 07:07:26 AM »
I just found Bullseye a few months ago, and it is a great powder in my CZ 9mm pistols. 4 grains under a cast 124gr powder coated lead bullet and we are in business. IIRC, it chronoed about 1070, not exactly a barn burner, but makes holes in paper and steel sing, accurately, every time.  I think I may stick with Bullseye as my go-to powder...now what to do with those sealed cans of 700X...
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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2021, 07:15:06 PM »
This ancient powder continues to intrigue me....

Equipment List
Caliber:     38 Special
Bullets:     Berry 148gr DEWC (plated)
Brass:       Mixed
Powder:    Alliant Bullseye (max load ~3.7gr)
Max Velocity:  ~950 fps
Primer:     CCI 500
OAL:         Fully seated, bullet flush with case mouth
Pistol:       Ruger GP100-6"
Qty:         10-12 rounds each, slow fired
Distance:  30ft measured and bench supported
Weather:  70F and clear
Chrono:    ProChrono DLX


Load      Avg Vel           SD
3.2gr         779              22
3.4            834              17


NOTES
• Shot lots of lead DEWC at 3.0gr and wanted to know the best load to use with Berry plated
• Will load with 3.3gr next time
• TQ-2 target black measures 2.3 inches
• Not as pristine clean as modern powders, but it gets the job done !
• These are seated flush with the case mouth to occupy more case volume
• Accuracy was as shown below...


Results for 3.2gr


Results for 3.4gr (Corrected)


Berry DEWC and HBWC shown flush seated
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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #20 on: March 23, 2021, 12:44:39 PM »
Unacceptably sharp holes in that target!!  How are you ever going to fudge a 10 ring shot out of what really is a 9 ringer?   :) :)

(I love the wadcutter-esque big clean holes that those sharp edged bullets make.  FMJ's are the worst.) 

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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #21 on: March 23, 2021, 02:34:29 PM »
Bullseye smells funny when you shoot it....

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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #22 on: March 23, 2021, 05:10:53 PM »
Unacceptably sharp holes in that target!!  How are you ever going to fudge a 10 ring shot out of what really is a 9 ringer?   

Joe

Actually, the 3.2gr photo was mistakenly posted twice. That has now been corrected and shows I must be getting better with age.

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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #23 on: June 30, 2021, 03:06:58 AM »
Some things they got right 100+ years ago... bullseye... 30-06... oreos... manned flight.

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Re: Load Testing: Alliant Bullseye powder
« Reply #24 on: July 01, 2021, 01:27:55 PM »
 I started using Bullseye for my 148 grain HBWC 38 spl. and 200 grain SWC loads for 45 Auto in 1974 and I'm still using bullseye today. I can't say how many thousands of rounds I've loaded with Bullseye but I'd guess about a 1/4 million total. Call me old school but somethings just don't need fixing.