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Posted: 3/16/2005 9:16:19 AM EST
Midway shook me out of my masterplan. They ran the Forster Co-Ax for 185.00 this month, so I jiggled my budget and got the last item I need to reload 10mm (still need the "makins").

One thing I am interested in is drilling the 100 yard targets at my local range. I have tried several commercial loads with varying degrees of success- and been surprised at what got better results.

Do any of you have an accurate load you have used at this range in your Glock 20? I will naturally try any number of combinations, but would be interested in comparing them with a load someone else has had good results with.

WalterGA, if you are out there, I know you throw Hail Marys. What do you use??

Thanks for your input.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 2:04:04 PM EST
Search for McNett on Glock Talk. He lists some good info.

Link Posted: 3/16/2005 2:23:59 PM EST
Thank you, tfod. Will do.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 3:13:17 PM EST
IM using his info on 800-x at this time. Flat primers... no case buldge. Bar-Sto barrel.

Doesn't meter well, but is a sweet powder.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 4:04:05 PM EST
Callgood: I've never done any 10mm reloading. I have done a lot of shooting @ 100 yds. with my Glocks, though. Best groups I ever shot were shooting .40 Super, which is similar in ballistics to 10mm. I use AA#7, exclusively, for .40 Super; I understand that Accurate Arms recommends AA#7, above their other powders, for 10mm reloading.

I plan to get a KKM .45/10mm conversion barrel, probably threaded, for comp use, in the not-too-distant future. I'll get some 10mm dies and do a little reloading when that happens. Colorado Glocker, on GT, is doing a lot of experimenting with his G21 longslide, equipped with a 6" 10mm KKM conversion barrel. He's claiming some pretty good groups; don't know if he's doing any 100-yd. shooting, or not.

One thing I would recommend, if you're not already doing it, is using the Elmer Keith method of sight picture acquisition for long-range handgun shooting. I hold @ 6:00 o'clock, and simply raise the front sight to compensate for longer ranges. That way, you always have a clear view of your target, and the front sight width is inconsequential. Some folks think that a thin front sight is necessary for long-range handgunning. Not so. A thin front sight will allow for quicker target acquisition, in that you'll see more daylight around the sight, but that's irrelevant to long-range shooting. Every front sight has an infinitely-narrow centerline; use it.
Link Posted: 3/16/2005 4:37:38 PM EST
Thanks, Walter. I'll try to get over to Glock Talk. I have used the Keith technique on my outings. I had to wait until after deer season. I swear there were guys trying to sight in the last week of the season. Dropped by in the middle of the week on my way to Birmingham and had a good session. I was surprised that I got better groups with 180 gr lead in my KKM barrel than I did with some 180 gr FMJ from Doubletap. Will try the FMJs in the factory barrel and see if there is much improvement.

1. I shot the FMJ after around a hundred lead bullets. I'm wondering if I didn't clean the barrel sufficiently.

2. My pistol likes the lead loaded to a lower fps than the hot Double Tap- My S&W model 41 likes subsonic better than anything else I have tried, i.e. Stingers.

Looks like I have a good deal of experimenting to do. Could take years. Sounds fun to me.

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