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Old January 27th, 2021, 07:57 PM #11
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I use 4.1 under a 125gr Blue Bullet. I can't remember the exact power factor but I want to say around 132 out of a 4 inch GLOCK.
Thats with a 1.131-1.133 OAL.
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Old January 27th, 2021, 08:09 PM #12
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All this information is great, so glad I joined and posted.
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I use 4.1 under a 125gr Blue Bullet. I can't remember the exact power factor but I want to say around 132 out of a 4 inch GLOCK.
Thats with a 1.131-1.133 OAL.
3 rounds over chrony last Feb. at the Chesapeake Cup IDPA match:
1) 1035
2) 1032
3) 1024
Gives me an avg. of 1030 for a PF of 128,750
Summertime, or more elevation those speeds will go up a bit, but I wanted a load I could shoot outside year round and know I would always make a minimum 125,000 PF at sea level. Thats why I settled on the 4.1gr
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Old January 31st, 2021, 11:47 AM #14
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You guys were right on the button, ran a ladder today and 4.1 was right on the money.

Thanks again for all the help!
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Old January 31st, 2021, 12:36 PM #15
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VV powders are the highest quality powders in the world. I use N-320 is several cartridges and it shoots very well. I also use their rifle powders is several cartridges which also shoots great. N-550 is a favorite
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Old July 14th, 2021, 07:00 AM #16
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3.6 grain VV N320 under a 147 grain projectile.
According to Gordon's this is fairly hot. They recommend 3.1 and I was thinking about trying 3.2, 3.4 and maybe a 3.6. I was reading elsewhere about 3.7 being about max with N320. I might opt lower depending on recoil as I shoot 9mm but its mostly for the wife and daughter.

I also noted viewing the seating depth with 147gr could really spike the pressure the lower it got. I plan on using and OAL of 1.145 and checked a dummy round to all three handguns for chmaber fit.
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I have used Vihtavuori powders in the past and bought some recently for my 40 cal. I have no issues other than trying to find any powders. I placed an order with Brownells and Powder Valley yesterday for some stocking of powder. If you see it buy it or poof it is gone. Another thing MD is funny about powder limits, to to be cautious I have it shipped to other family which store it for me. I just go pick it up when I need some. I saw some Vihtavuori in the shelf in GA a couple weeks ago when I was visiting my son. Nothing I could use.
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VV powders are the highest quality powders in the world. I use N-320 is several cartridges and it shoots very well. I also use their rifle powders is several cartridges which also shoots great. N-550 is a favorite
This has been my understanding - particularly when it comes to burning clean. I have yet to use them - I'm still stuck on powders like W231/HP38 because of price. If prices weren't so high I'd probably consider it, but like others have said, right now ANY powder you can actually find is a good powder.
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According to Gordon's this is fairly hot. They recommend 3.1 and I was thinking about trying 3.2, 3.4 and maybe a 3.6. I was reading elsewhere about 3.7 being about max with N320. I might opt lower depending on recoil as I shoot 9mm but its mostly for the wife and daughter.
3.1gr is a minimum load per VV load data and will not function in most guns. You're looking at 115-120PF for that and really need to be closer to 130 or so for it to work reliably. Try it and see what works in your gun, but I wouldn't load too many unless you like failure to feed and stovepipe clearing drills.
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3.6 grain VV N320 under a 147 grain projectile.
Thanks to Teratos and mtlcafan79 for this. I loaded 4 at 3.6gr and 1.145 OAL and they cycled and shot great in the G17. Now I just got to cast more bullets and fill the 1500 empty cases.

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