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    Quote Originally Posted by Peacemakr40 View Post
    I'm not about to start getting into a dick measuring contest with you. It serves no purpose. You have your areas of expertise and I have mine. By training, I'm an electrical engineer. I've worked with pressure measurement systems with a team of other EE's. The pressures we dealt with were significantly lower than what is produced by the chemical reaction of smokeless powders. Our pressures spiked and maxxed out around 1700 psi. I'm just relaying my experience in accurately capturing pressures including maximum spikes.
    Like I said, maybe visit the Pressure Trace site. Otherwise, maybe recall the intent of this particular thread. We can do electrical and electronics somewhere else some other time!
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    Plan to recipe to range. I am beginning to understand how reloading effects accuracy. My test platform is my new Ruger newblackhawk in 45Colt. I ran 4 different loads using Acme 255 Grn poly coated SWC with Trailboss powder. My powder weights were 5.2,5.6,5.8, and 6.0 grains. COL is 1.589", roll crimp at top crimping band.
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    Here are my results, with caveat. I had to shoot sitting down on my Gator tailgate (still have back issues) and was at 20 yards. The winner by far were the loads with 5.6 grains of Trailboss three rounds touching (3/4 inch group), 5.8 grains was second with a 1.5 inch group. It was neat to be able to see the difference in loads. So 5.6 seems to be what my Blackhawk likes to eat. I plan on trying a few loads from the low end of spectrum - 4.2 and 4.6 just to see how low I can go and still stay on target ( light recoiling rounds for grandkids to use). I am having a blast. Thanks to you folks for helping me get started.
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    And if you had used a chrony, you would also have an idea of the velocity your barrel likes. Which you could have taken to another powder.

    Someone speak up if I have misinterpreted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by william View Post
    And if you had used a chrony, you would also have an idea of the velocity your barrel likes. Which you could have taken to another powder.

    Someone speak up if I have misinterpreted.
    Yep, I am saving up for a chrony. It is the next step in developing a consistent performer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by silverstring View Post
    Yep, I am saving up for a chrony. It is the next step in developing a consistent performer.
    Once you get a Chrony, and hopefully one that gives you standard deviation, try True Blue! It will take you from similar loads all the way up to the 30,000 PSI .45 Colt loads!
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