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Hodgdon Longshot!
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 Posted: Fri Mar 10th, 2017 06:57 PM
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CAUTION: This post discusses loads or load data that may or may not be appropriate for your gun or for the cartridge(s) and components mentioned. Due to typos, variations in guns and components, and the abilities and judgment of users of this data, neither the writer, Handloadersbench.com, nor the staff of Handloadersbench.com assume any liability for damage or injury resulting from using this information. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO DUPLICATE THE DESCRIBED LOADS without first working them up from a published safe starting level charge while watching for pressure signs. If you don't know how to do that please don't use this data, for your own safety and the safety of others.

slayer61 wrote:
I have a batch loaded with 115 grain Hornady I'm hoping to see 1500 FPS for next range trip, but my job keeps needing me! :lol:

Good luck with those 115 grainers. I also use Longshot in 357sig for my fun loads, and normally will push new bullets I try with Longshot to get a feel of how they perform. I don't go overboard though, but I do see 1400fps with 125gr bullets out of a 3.9" barrel.



 Posted: Sat Mar 18th, 2017 09:57 PM
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Hi all, I worked up a load using Berry's 115 grain with 5.0 grains of Longshot. Max AOL at approx. 1.1. Most rounds did not cycle. Brass appeared dirty on one side. Gun and clips very dirty also. I did crimp these loads lightly. Is this load too light to cycle the gun?

Edit by admin for incomplete data. Per post 24 below the load being discussed IN THIS POST is for a 9mm.



 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 02:44 PM
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What caliber are you loading? I'm putting almost 9 grains in a 124 grain 357 Sig round. 5.0 seems really light.

Hodgdon says start at 5.0 for a 115 grain 9mm and a max of 6.0

Edit to add... Longshot might be one of those powders that likes to be near full charge to operate well.

Last edited on Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 02:47 PM by slayer61



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 Posted: Thu Mar 23rd, 2017 03:01 PM
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Sorry loading 9mm worked some up at 5.5 grains and I' try those next time I go to the range. Should I also work up some 6.0? that's a max for this load data.

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Yes, Longshot is excellent for full-power loads. I use it for .40S&W and will look at it for other calibers when I get a chance.



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Ruffian wrote:
slayer61,
How is that Longshot working out for you in the 357 Sig. Am thinking about loading some up after I use up this batch. Will be going with the 124-125 gr bullets. Keep us posted.:thumbs:


So I finally got to the range on Good Friday with my handloads and chrono. 115 gr Hornady and Longshot at max charge is very impressive A full magazine at 1550 FPS average and this monster



Yup. 1587 FPS from my 229. As I said, this won't be an everyday round, just for special occasions.

I also tried a Montana Gold 155 grain over 9 grains of longshot in my 239. After all, it's so much fun to shoot out of my 229, why not?

Not anytime soon again. It was reminiscent of shooting my 460. LOTS of recoil from the little carry gun.

All in all a good time at the range, including the first shots from my new Dan Wesson.



Shoot safe my friends.



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I would probably use Longshot for top end 9mm, .40 and sane (full power but not nuclear) 10mm if I couldn't get power pistol anymore for whatever reason.



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At present have tooo much Power pistol and my longshot belongs to the Pheasants. So will stay with the power pistol for a while, thanks for the info guys.:thumbs:



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