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Warning! Notes: Test rifle was a Kimber Model 82 with 24-inch barrel, 1-in-14-inch twist. Winchester cases (weighing an average of 72.7 grains with spent primer, with a gross water capacity of 18.3 grains) and CCI BR-4 primers used in all loads. All powder charges were safe in the author's rifle but must be reduced at least 10 percent for starting loads in other Kimber Model 82 rifles. For starting loads in rifles from other manufacturers, all powder charges must be reduced by 20 percent. (Handloader Issue 117 - September, 1985)
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Wt. Bullet Powder Manufacturer Powder Charge Velocity (FPS)
40 Speer Norma N-200 Click Here 3,018
40 Speer Alliant RL-7 Click Here 3,041
40 Speer Winchester W-680 Click Here 2,881
40 Speer IMR IMR-4227 Click Here 2,945
40 Speer Hodgdon H-4227 Click Here 2,962
40 Speer Hodgdon H-110 Click Here 2,760
40 Speer Alliant 2400 Click Here 2,879
40 Sierra Winchester W-296 Click Here 2,876
40 Sierra Norma N-123 Click Here 2,939
45 Hornady Norma N-200 Click Here 2,849
45 Hornady Alliant RL-7 Click Here 2,847
45 Hornady Winchester W-680 Click Here 2,805
45 Speer IMR IMR-4227 Click Here 2,792
45 Speer Hodgdon H-4227 Click Here 2,811
45 Speer Hodgdon H-110 Click Here 2,620
45 Speer Alliant 2400 Click Here 2,834
45 Sierra Winchester W-296 Click Here 2,844
45 Sierra Norma N-123 Click Here 2,742
50 Hornady SX Hodgdon H-322 Click Here 2,643
50 Hornady SX Norma N-200 Click Here 2,626
50 Hornady SX Alliant RL-7 Click Here 2,711
50 Hornady SX IMR IMR-4227 Click Here 2,581
50 Speer Hodgdon H-322 Click Here 2,595
50 Speer Norma N-200 Click Here 2,652
52 Speer HP Hodgdon H-322 Click Here 2,611
52 Speer HP Norma N-200 Click Here 2,675
52 Speer HP Alliant RL-7 Click Here 2,741
52 Hornady HPBT Alliant 2400 Click Here 2,446
52 Hornady HPBT Alliant RL-7 Click Here 2,692