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This is a discussion on CFE pistol powder reload report within the MP Reloading forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Here's my load data :115 gn. plated RMR, 4.7 gn CFE, cci 500 ssp, COL 1.116 ,3.78 crimp. They seemed to shoot a little soft ...


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Old April 12th, 2014, 06:53 AM   #1
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CFE pistol powder reload report

Here's my load data :115 gn. plated RMR, 4.7 gn CFE, cci 500 ssp, COL 1.116 ,3.78 crimp. They seemed to shoot a little soft compared to my Freedom munitions remans. I really need a crono!!! My M&P 9 F.S. cycled well. Not sure if I should increase the powder charge or reduce the COL to get a little more snap. Any constructive criticism is welcome. Dan

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Old April 12th, 2014, 07:31 AM   #2
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Have only used CFE rifle powder in my AR. Will follow this thread to see if I want to try the CFE pistol powder.

Since you powder charge and COL and case mouth measurements are feeding and cycling, I would just keep shooting until you get more feedback.
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Old April 13th, 2014, 06:25 PM   #3
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Check Hodgdon site

You load maybe lite. Hodgdon's site calls for a start of 5.3 and a max of 5.9for a 115 GR. SPR GDHP @ COL of 1.125

My lee pro 1000 threw 5.2 or 5.6 or 6.0 depending on the disk position

I chose 124 gr Plated HP with 5.2gr. @ COL of 1.115 I got good pressure and good accuracy , clean burn

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Old July 5th, 2014, 04:22 AM   #4
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where in the h,e double-tooth pick did you find some CFE pistol powder?

i`ve been looking for months and cant find any!
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Old July 8th, 2014, 07:05 AM   #5
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It showed up online. I bought 2#. I wish I had a chronograph, because that 5.2g load was accurate but had little felt recoil. My guess it's slow in my gun. YMMV. Oh, we are discussing a 9mm luger load here
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Old July 8th, 2014, 09:36 AM   #6
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It showed up online. I bought 2#. I wish I had a chronograph, because that 5.2g load was accurate but had little felt recoil. My guess it's slow in my gun. YMMV. Oh, we are discussing a 9mm luger load here
With haz mat charges that could get pretty expensive unless you ordered a lot of powder with it!
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Here are some loads I recently took to the range.

I used a Competition Pro chronograph and distance to graph was
fifteen feet. These are all CFE pistol powder. Order is round, load, and barrel
o.a.l. and fps. CP is copper plated. All CP were X-Treme bullets.
Three rounds per string. All CCI 500 primers.

38sp 158gr LSWCP 4.8 grains 3.75inch 1.431 691, 678, 669 FPS
38sp 158gr LSW (Speer) 4.8 grains 3.75 1.435 787, 783, 744

40s&w 155gr. LRNFPCP 6.6 grains 3.1 1.027 938, 896, 873
6.9 grains 3.1 1.125 1004, 981, 953
7.1 grains 3.1 1.127 1020, 996, 978

45acp 230gr LRNCP 5.6 grains 4 1.265 675, 661, 657
6.0 grains 4 1.265 732, 719, 713

9mm 124gr LRNCP 5.2 grains 3.5 1.145 989, 981, 979
4 1085, 1077, 1062
3.1 1010, 998, 977

I think overall I like this powder. It did not seem that dirty and accuracy was
pretty good across the board.

These loads are not intended to be specified loads. Always work from a manual and work up your own loads. Your results may vary. Always be careful.
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Old August 22nd, 2014, 01:20 PM   #8
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Here are some loads I recently took to the range.

I used a Competition Pro chronograph and distance to graph was
fifteen feet. These are all CFE pistol powder. Order is round, load, and barrel
o.a.l. and fps. CP is copper plated. All CP were X-Treme bullets.
Three rounds per string. All CCI 500 primers.

38sp 158gr LSWCP 4.8 grains 3.75inch 1.431 691, 678, 669 FPS
38sp 158gr LSW (Speer) 4.8 grains 3.75 1.435 787, 783, 744

40s&w 155gr. LRNFPCP 6.6 grains 3.1 1.027 938, 896, 873
6.9 grains 3.1 1.125 1004, 981, 953
7.1 grains 3.1 1.127 1020, 996, 978

45acp 230gr LRNCP 5.6 grains 4 1.265 675, 661, 657
6.0 grains 4 1.265 732, 719, 713

9mm 124gr LRNCP 5.2 grains 3.5 1.145 989, 981, 979
4 1085, 1077, 1062
3.1 1010, 998, 977

I think overall I like this powder. It did not seem that dirty and accuracy was
pretty good across the board.

These loads are not intended to be specified loads. Always work from a manual and work up your own loads. Your results may vary. Always be careful.
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing this info. I load all except .40 cal.
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Old August 23rd, 2014, 06:38 PM   #9
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in the 9mm - the o.a.l of 1.145 is more of what i would expect. The 1.116 seemed a little short.
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Old August 24th, 2014, 04:24 AM   #10
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I saw some at the gun show yesterday. 1 lb. and the larger "cans". Didn't look to see whether it was 4, 5 or 8 lb. jugs. Didn't look at the price either.

Yesterday I saw more gun powder than I've seen in the last year or so.
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Old November 2nd, 2014, 07:07 PM   #11
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CFE pistol is good powder, but I like Auto-Comp better, it's good for any pistol load, except the heavy magnums.
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Old November 10th, 2014, 10:11 AM   #12
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In my 9mm (Shield) I have been using 130gr lead RN from a Lee mold (supposed to be 124gr). The Hodgdon web site did not list a load so I called them. The reloading technician (Dave I think) said to keep the load between 4.2 and 4.7gr's. I use 4.3 -4.4 with an OAL of 1.14 all of which works pretty good. My LGS just happened to have a few 1lbs of CFE pistol so I gave it a try, works pretty good
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Checking Hodgdon's reloading data website shows data for 115 gr LRN of 4.9 to 5.4 gr of CFE Pistol at 1.100 OAL. Plated bullets are normally loaded the same as lead bullets.

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I've been using CFE-P in my revolvers.

It reminds me of a cleaner burning Unique

I like it.

38sp, 357mag, 44mag

haven't tried it in 40 or 45ACP yet.
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I've been using CFE-P in my revolvers.

It reminds me of a cleaner burning Unique

I like it.

38sp, 357mag, 44mag

haven't tried it in 40 or 45ACP yet.
You`ll love it in the 45acp. You`ll likely end up around MAX load, but it works with many different boolits, jacketed or plated or lead. I`m pushing 4.9gr in all my 9mm guns, w/1.150 OAL using Berry`s plated 124FMJ. I couldnt be happier. I tried it in the .40, not quite there yet with it, but it`ll come around eventually. Be lite on the crimp with the lead and the plated boolits...use a taper crimp when possible.
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