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5/28/2020 10:18:12 PM
Posted: 1/6/2003 12:26:39 PM EDT
I'm not a reloader, but I've heard other guys talk about getting some "dirty loads" (obviously, not good).

What does this mean?

Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:29:50 PM EDT
I was under the impression "Dirty Load" just meant that the particular load burns dirty and leaves a lot of coke behind in the action/barrel. That's what it means to me unless the meaning is more deep.

For instance, Win 231 burns much dirtier in my 1911 than VV N320.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 12:33:42 PM EDT
Thanks - that's what I would've guessed, but I wanted to make sure.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 5:37:57 PM EDT
Using powders that are too slow for the cartridge.

Such as H-380 loaded in a .223 with a 55 grain bullet will leave alot of residue in barrel and action.
Link Posted: 1/6/2003 5:54:06 PM EDT
For a minute, I thought this was getting pornagrfical.[:)]
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