Duplicating factory hornady with Lil' gun

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Duplicating factory hornady with Lil' gun

Postby Gutpile » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:13 am

Trying to duplicate factory 250 FTX loads with Lil' gun
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Re: Duplicating factory hornady with Lil' gun

Postby Hoot » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:57 am

Back in the days of the old formula for Lil Gun, the notes on the target were pretty much the gold standard.

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38gr Lil Gun
Rem 7 1/2
Seat to 2.26 COL
Taper crimp to .476 at the mouth
~2200-2225 fps out of a 20" Bushmaster AR upper depending on ambient temperature.

With the new Lil Gun formulation, it could be as low as 36gr and work up from there. I think Hornady went with 296/H110 powder, possibly a commercial formula like W297. At least that's what a pulled down commercial round seemed to look like.

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Re: Duplicating factory hornady with Lil' gun

Postby Gutpile » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:26 am

Load data with the Lee die set has powders listed I have not seen much reference on this board.
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Re: Duplicating factory hornady with Lil' gun

Postby Hoot » Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:38 am

Gutpile wrote:Load data with the Lee die set has powders listed I have not seen much reference on this board.


The Load Database was not supported from early on. I suspect this may have been an Admin decision based upon liability concerns. Lots of contributors, some of which are more adventurous than others. Think of a newbie grabbing someone's over the top recipe and running with it because they wanted max velocity right out of the chute. :roll: So, unfortunately, its more like panning for gold, through this sub-forum. Google's forum search, as explained in a thread in my Information Depository sub forum, is great for that.

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