SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  Reloading    IMR 700X in .45 acp
Go
New
Find
Notify
Tools
Reply
  
IMR 700X in .45 acp Login/Join 
Member
posted
Looking for input for IMR 700X in .45 acp with 200 or 230 gr. lead. I can find load data, just wondering if anybody has any experience with it.
I know it does not meter very well.
Seems to be almost the only pistol powder available at local stores at the moment.

PC
 
Posts: 498 | Location: NW Wyoming | Registered: November 23, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
teacher of history
Picture of maxwayne
posted Hide Post
I have used it and have no complaints other that what you mentioned. It seems to burn clean and is accurate.

Years ago I went to a garage sale and bought most of an 8 pound keg for less than $10.00. The sale was the result of a nasty divorce.
 
Posts: 4071 | Registered: March 04, 2001Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of hairy2dawg
posted Hide Post
Load data I have is 4.0 - 5.2 for 200 & 4.0 - 5.0 for 225

Second source lists 3.8 - 4.2 for 200 & 4.3 - 4.7 for 230
 
Posts: 1064 | Location: Athens, GA | Registered: February 01, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of .45 ACP Nut
posted Hide Post
7-Mar-15 .45ACP Mixed brass Xtreme 225gr FP plated IMR-700X 4.4 gr 790.66 fps S&B primer 1.200 OAL 70*F 177,898 Major PF

7-Mar-15 .45ACP Mixed brass T&B 225gr LFP IMR-700X 4.0 gr 792.02 fps S&B primer 1.21 OAL 70*F 178,205 Major PF


Semper Fi

"Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy; its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery." -- Winston Churchill
 
Posts: 656 | Location: Lebanon, Oregon | Registered: April 12, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Avoiding
slam fires
Picture of 45 Cal
posted Hide Post
I have uses it in the great powder shortage.
Not my choice but it was some I had experimented with and put back.
My favorite is red dot and I keep several 8#ers on hand now.
 
Posts: 20839 | Location: Georgia | Registered: February 19, 2007Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of fredj338
posted Hide Post
A fav of the bullseye shooters, like 25yrs ago. So most of the old manuals have data.


IF YOU AREN'T HANDLOADING, YOU AREN'T SHOOTING ENOUGH!
NRA Instruc: Basic Pistol & Met Reloading
 
Posts: 7587 | Location: ca, usa | Registered: February 17, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of cxm
posted Hide Post
DuPont advertised that 700X would replace the long gone and greatly lamented DuPont 5066.

Unfortunately, it came no where close to replacing 4066... or the even earlier DuPont #5 Pistol.

As you note 700X does not meter well at all, this results in considerable variations in velocity which in turn does nothing to promote accurate loads.

In short, 700X will work in both 38SPL and .45ACP but I don't think I have ever heard anyone say 700X is a good choice for any pistol load.

FWIW

Chuck


Hoist on High the Bonny Blue Flag that Bears the Single Star!!!

Certified SIG Armorer
Certified Glock Armorer
 
Posts: 1240 | Location: Florida, CSA | Registered: September 02, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of Tango Sierra
posted Hide Post
I'm one who doesn't like to try every powder out there if the one I'm using works for me and 700-X is the only powder I've used for 45 Auto. (I use different powders for other calibers.) I'm not a bullseye shooter but this load works great for USPSA matches.
230gr Black Moly Coated Precision bullet over 4.2gr 700-X
730 feet per second
168 Power Factor
9.0 Standard Deviation

4.6gr is the max I've tried and that's still pretty mild at 773 fps, 178 pf.

I've tested loads as low as 3.6gr, 644 fps, 148 pf, but that doesn't come close to USPSA power factor minimum and gives the occasional keyhole hit on the target but might work for plinking if one of your shooters is extremely recoil sensitive.
 
Posts: 4104 | Location: North Central Illinois | Registered: November 12, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
Thank you for all you input.
This will be for USPSA matches if I can make it work.

PC
 
Posts: 498 | Location: NW Wyoming | Registered: November 23, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of fredj338
posted Hide Post
Ok, so the obvious question was did you research data? Yes 700x will work just fine, but there are better choices.
http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol


IF YOU AREN'T HANDLOADING, YOU AREN'T SHOOTING ENOUGH!
NRA Instruc: Basic Pistol & Met Reloading
 
Posts: 7587 | Location: ca, usa | Registered: February 17, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by fredj338:
Ok, so the obvious question was did you research data? Yes 700x will work just fine, but there are better choices.
http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol


Yes, I have used several other powders that are indeed better, but I checked locally (small town Wyoming) and the only powder currently available is 700X. I wanted to start loading for my local matches and was curious about 700X.

PC
 
Posts: 498 | Location: NW Wyoming | Registered: November 23, 2014Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of fredj338
posted Hide Post
quote:
Yes, I have used several other powders that are indeed better, but I checked locally (small town Wyoming) and the only powder currently available is 700X. I wanted to start loading for my local matches and was curious about 700X.PC

More than enough data, go for it.


IF YOU AREN'T HANDLOADING, YOU AREN'T SHOOTING ENOUGH!
NRA Instruc: Basic Pistol & Met Reloading
 
Posts: 7587 | Location: ca, usa | Registered: February 17, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
Member
Picture of chansen92
posted Hide Post
quote:
Originally posted by fredj338:
quote:
Yes, I have used several other powders that are indeed better, but I checked locally (small town Wyoming) and the only powder currently available is 700X. I wanted to start loading for my local matches and was curious about 700X.PC

More than enough data, go for it.
I have used 700x in my 45acp for about 15 yrs in PPC matches. My best score was 597 out of a possible 600 using 700x. If you keep the velocity around 800 fps it works for me. Plus it is usually priced better than any other and that is a good thing when you shoot large amounts of ammo. also, I use a Dillon press and never have had a problem with 700x metering good.
 
Posts: 1543 | Location: owosso,Mi. USA | Registered: August 18, 2002Reply With QuoteReport This Post
  Powered by Social Strata  
 

SIGforum.com    Main Page  Hop To Forum Categories  Reloading    IMR 700X in .45 acp

© SIGforum 2017