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Cibola Al
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I’ve been using Trail Boss in my C45S loads, but I haven’t seen it for sale for quite some time. I would like to try Clean Shot. 
 

I seem to remember a thread where someone posted his Clean Shot data for C45S but I’ll be darned if I can find it. 
 

I did see the links on Scarlet Darlin’s website, and I can work my own load up from there if need be, but if anyone already has a pet load I’d like to hear about it. The bullets I’m using while listed as 165 gr, actually weigh closer to 170 gr.

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49 minutes ago, Cibola Al said:

I’ve been using Trail Boss in my C45S loads, but I haven’t seen it for sale for quite some time. I would like to try Clean Shot. 
 

I seem to remember a thread where someone posted his Clean Shot data for C45S but I’ll be darned if I can find it. 
 

I did see the links on Scarlet Darlin’s website, and I can work my own load up from there if need be, but if anyone already has a pet load I’d like to hear about it. The bullets I’m using while listed as 165 gr, actually weigh closer to 170 gr.


this might be what you’re looking for. I’m about out of Clays by Hodgdon so I’m getting ready to start working up (more like working down)  a load using clean shot for .38.  

Clean Shot Cowboy Shared Data.pdf

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Out of my 4 5/8 NMV. With a 200 grain bullet. 3.5 grains gave me an average of 550 fps. 3 grains was right around 500 fps . 

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42 minutes ago, Hooligan Howes said:

Out of my 4 5/8 NMV. With a 200 grain bullet. 3.5 grains gave me an average of 550 fps. 3 grains was right around 500 fps . 

Excellent, thank you 

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sounds about right for what we do - you may want to bump it a tad if you experience primer issues tho , sometimes they wont reseat at that load level , but i like shooting in that vicinity myself , its quite comfortable , 

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Yes, I seem to remember the other guy saying he was using 4.0 gr under a 160 gr bullet, but my memory is so bad I wouldn’t swear to it. I think I’ll start at 3.8 gr under my 170 gr bullet and adjust as needed. I shoot large frame Bisley Vaqueros which are pretty heavy, so I don’t usually try and get down to the very lightest load anyway.

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Glad you got some answers! Thanks @Hooligan Howes for your input. I was going to suggest that you start with 4gr.  Let us know how it performs.  Think you’re gonna be pleased with it. You may find some powder residue with lower end load… but it’s not anything but cosmetic. :blush:

 

Hugs!

Scarlett

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I so wanted to love Shooters World Clean Shot, but my results were somewhat less than awesome.

 

I worked up a load in 45 colt with a 200gr rf bullet to my target vel of 700ish fps. My tests left a fair amount of powder residue in the barrel. Way more than my Clays load. Anyone else have this same experience?

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18 hours ago, Montana Mike said:

I so wanted to love Shooters World Clean Shot, but my results were somewhat less than awesome.

 

I worked up a load in 45 colt with a 200gr rf bullet to my target vel of 700ish fps. My tests left a fair amount of powder residue in the barrel. Way more than my Clays load. Anyone else have this same experience?

Some powders found to leave unburned granules clean up some using magnum primers.

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On 7/23/2022 at 2:52 PM, Montana Mike said:

I so wanted to love Shooters World Clean Shot, but my results were somewhat less than awesome.

 

I worked up a load in 45 colt with a 200gr rf bullet to my target vel of 700ish fps. My tests left a fair amount of powder residue in the barrel. Way more than my Clays load. Anyone else have this same experience?

 if you bump your load up just a bit the improvement can be significant…even with just 1/10s of grain. I load 4.5 - 4.7gr of Clean Shot with a 200gr RNFP 45 Colt. 
 

If you’re still unhappy with it, load it in your shotshells or I’m sure there could be more than a handful of cowboys who would take it off your hands. :P  If I can be of help

to you with the Clean Shot etc. please let me know. 
 

Hugs!

Scarlett

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