Posted 09 August 2010 - 07:57 AM
Which is it.. Universal or Clays powder, both are Hodgdon? Either way 5.5 exceeds their recommended max.Weight Manufacturer Powder Bullet Diam. C.O.L. Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure Grs. Vel. (ft/s) Pressure230 GR. LRN Hodgdon Clays .452" 1.200" 3.5 716 13,700 CUP 4.0 793 16,800 CUP230 GR. LRN Hodgdon Universal .452" 1.200" 4.5 703 11,400 CUP 5.4 857 16,800 CUP These are taken from Hodgdon website. I can't seem to get it to format correctly for viewing but I've bolded the min / max charge. Better get yourself a loading data book, I'd hate to hear something bad happen.edited: I see that there is actually a Universal Clays... Learn something new everyday.. How crappy is that, 3 different powders called Clays..Ok, I'd still back off the Universal load data and start at 5.0. That said, I'm not a big fan of shock buffers in 1911's either.