Originally Posted By 1911smith:
Used a pound of 8208 so far. Not shot any thing loaded yet...... Impressed enough to buy eight pound jug of 8208, ,temperature insensitive, meters well. Am building a ladder starting at 22.5 grains, ending at 25.8 grains in 3/10th increments. Each increment having 50 rounds each. Using once fired brass that needs annealing, crimps removed and usual brass prep. About 2/3rds done with loaded ladder. I didn't realize the scope of my project in relation to my time constraints given between August through end of year. So, having said that to say this. Will be lucky if I get to start testing before Thanksgiving.
Bullets used are Armscor 55 grain..... yes, I know. Not a choice bullet. I wanted a chance for the powder to shine and not the bullet. I shoot more 55 grain Armscor than anything else. You'd think living between MidwaymailorderUSA and Graff & Son, I'd be able to get Hornady 55 grain fmj's. Not a chance. Hornady is so plowed under they can't see day light. Talked with factory rep last week regarding 208 Amax. You could feel the pain in her voice over the phone. She, at least.... is ready for a break in demand.
Will post results in detail when I start testing the runs.
Smith - how can you be impressed enough to grab 8 lbs when you hadn't shot anything yet.