Thank YouTuna, some more interesting results with Starline brass:
I do not, nor do I cast. It would probably be beneficial, but there's only so much time.
A small update:
I slugged the bore...it measures .313"! So those .312" bullets will nearly inevitably provide better accuracy anyway. I bought 1000 Berry's 71gr .32 ACP bullets to load with.
I have 150 rounds loaded up. I decided to start from scratch since I have a new bullet and I really wasn't sure how the capacity of the purpose-made cases compares with that of the converted revolver brass. One set is with Power Pistol, another with TiteGroup, and one with IMR Green.
Will let you know when I shoot em.
Link Posted: 8/24/2019 9:40:46 PM EST
Well, shot 150 of my loads in the new Starline brass today. Temps right around 80 degrees, low humidity...just a wonderful day for a range trip.
All ammo was loaded with Starline brass, Berry's 71gr plated RN, and seated to an overall length of 1.080" (which is well short of the original OAL - probably around 1.180" - 1.200"). Still, all rounds fed and ejected perfectly. They all shot to the sights. None had any signs of excessive pressure.
The original military specifications for the cartridge are an 85 grain bullet at 1120 fps. My 71gr bullets are considerably lighter, but still seem to shoot very close to the sights.
First up, 4.8 grains of Power Pistol. They were..."intense". More recoil than the other two, and the muzzle flash and blast typically associated with Power Pistol were well represented. They chronographed 1221 fps with an SD of 22.
Second, 3.8 grains of IMR Green. I've been playing around a lot with this powder recently, for which no pistol load data exists. In a cartridge for which no data at all exists. But after working with it in 9mm, .32 ACP, and .45 ACP I felt I had enough data points to extrapolate something reasonable. These loads chronographed at 1134 fps with an SD of 15. No muzzle flash, considerably less recoil and blast than the Power Pistol.
Lastly, 3.5 grains of TiteGroup. These clocked at 1180 fps with an SD of 16. The IMR Green and the TiteGroup shot very similarly, but I have to say I liked this load best. This is what I will go into "production" mode with. Recoil was flat and mild, with just a little bit of muzzle flash.
I know I've said it before, but this pistol is just a joy to shoot. It's so svelte, it feels like an 80% scale gun. The recoil impulse is truly barely more than a .22LR. It sits very low in the hand and has nearly no muzzle rise. Yet, it certainly packs more wallop on the gongs than you'd expect. Much like it's larger Swiss cousin (Sig P210) it shoots like a laser beam.
The only downside at the range is the beavertail, which is small and sharp, it really rubs fleshy area between my trigger finger and my thumb raw. A piece of tape or band-aid beforehand would alleviate that though, and it may not even be an issue for you.
source https://www.ar15.com/forums/armory/7-65 ... 42-500447/
I see, I am going to use my special order CH4D .32 French long dies, and my RCBS 7.62 special order .32 FL shell holder( discontinued shell holder that fits the Starline brass perfect) and the military OAL of 1.190-1.191. I will use the military powder and bullet from the old pulled cases. That should do me since I have at least 400-500 possibly 900? Although I do not know where the rest is ???
Well I am using a set of Lee dies in 7.65 French Long. The (kits Lee) shell holder is the standard one that came with the dies and has worked fine. I use one round taken out of the box at random and set the (military OAL) seating. Then I pulled the rounds and used them in the Starline brass. But the first thing I did was to run each case through the sizer and then set in a primer. Once that was done I just pulled a round and transferred over the powder and bullet. I have not had any of the pulled bullets with a lead overflow as the ones you show. All have been like the one laying on its side.
Then just for Shi & giggles I am going to load some pulled Polish garbage Tokarev bullets from split cases and use the .307 to .308 tips with Beliveau's & Swihartmark' suggestion of 3.5 grains of Unique powder with a much shorter OAL say ten at 1.120 and then another 10 at 1.150. Beliveau likes it short at 1.110 and Swihartmark is thinking about 1.125. Others (Mace) suggest a 3.2 -3.4 grain load for an 85 grain Tokarev bullet. Beliveau used a 90 grain bullet and Swihartmark I think used a molded bullet on the light side 81 gr??? Swihartmark wants to go to a heavier bullet in his next batch.
More info Unique powder:
I have loaded several 7.65 French Long rounds with Unique powder and 86 grain .308 diameter jacketed round nose bullets. As very little data is available, here is what I have found to work in my pistol. I do not have a chronograph so these rounds were fired for function and reasonable accuracy:
3.1 grs Unique, std primer, 86 gr Sierra, weak, would not cycle 1935A slide
3.5 grs Unique, std primer, 86 gr JRN, mild, good function, 2" @ 15' group
3.6 grs Unique, std primer, 86 gr JRN, mild, 2" @ 15' group
3.7 grs Unique, std primer, 86 gr JRN, mid-range, 2" group @ 15'
3.5 grs Unique, SP Mag primer, 86 gr JRN, mild to mid load, 2" @ 15' group
NO OAL listed
source https://www.thefirearmsforum.com/thread ... ded.67406/
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