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17Nov

Hodgdon HS6 & Longshot Reloading Data

Posted in Pistol Reloading

IPSC PRODUCTION AND STANDARD DIVISION LOADS USING FRONTIER BULLETS AND HODGDON HS6 AND LONGSHOT POWDER

The following 9mm and .40 S&W calibre loads were assembled using Hodgdon HS6 and Longshot powder and Frontier 9mm and .40 S&W bullets. They were tested in a 9mm CZ75 SP01 and a .40 STI Executive. The velocities were recorded using a CED Millennium M2 Chronograph.

Hodgdon HS6

HS6 is a fine spherical powder that has a wide application in both pistol and shotgun reloading. In pistol it can be used for 9mm, .38 Super, .40 S&W,10mm Auto and .45 ACP.

Hodgdon Longshot

Longshot is a spherical propellant used for shotgun cartridges, but which also has numerous pistol applications.  In pistol it can be used for 9mm, .38 Super, .357 Magnum, .40 S&W,10mm Auto and .45 ACP.

The overall length of the loaded cartridge is critical to both function correctly through the pistol and to maintain safe pressures. We used both full metal case ( FMC ) and lead bullets in both calibers. The two different 9mm bullets were loaded to two different lengths and all the .40 S&W loads used the same over all length.

Calibre

Length ( mm )

9mm 125 LRN

28.50

9mm 124 FMC FP

27.30

.40 S&W

29.50

 

REMEMBER

If you increase the overall length you will DECREASE the velocity and pressure.

If you decrease the overall length you will INCREASE the velocity and pressure.

 

 

BULLET

POWDER

POWDER

VELOCITY

IPSC

CALIBRE 

WEIGHT

MAKE

WEIGHT

IN

POWER

 

GRAINS

HOGDGON

GRAINS

F.P.S.

FACTOR

9mm

125 LRN

HS6

5.8

1025

128

9mm

125 LRN

HS6

6.0

1071

134

9mm

125 LRN

HS6

6.2

1113

139

 

 

BULLET

POWDER

POWDER

VELOCITY

IPSC

CALIBRE 

WEIGHT

MAKE

WEIGHT

IN

POWER

 

GRAINS

HOGDGON

GRAINS

F.P.S.

FACTOR

9mm

124 FMJ FP

HS6

5.8

1036

128

9mm

124 FMJ FP

HS6

6.0

1076

133

9mm

124 FMJ FP

HS6

6.2

1110

138

 

More Data

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE

HOGDGON

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

.40

180 FMJ FP

HS6

7.1

948

170

.40

180 FMJ FP

HS6

7.3

969

175

.40

180 FMJ FP

HS6

7.5

1007

181

 

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE

HOGDGON

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

.40

200 L FP

HS6

6.1

865

173

.40

200 L FP

HS6

6.3

918

184

NOTE: The Hodgdon Reloading manual lists 6.3 grains of HS6 is the MAXIMUM charge weight with a 200 grain bullet. 

 

BULLET

POWDER

POWDER

VELOCITY

IPSC

CALIBRE 

WEIGHT

MAKE

WEIGHT

IN

POWER

 

GRAINS

HOGDGON

GRAINS

F.P.S.

FACTOR

9mm

125 LRN

LONGSHOT

5.0

1027

128

9mm

125 LRN

LONGSHOT

5.2

1073

133

9mm

125 LRN

LONGSHOT

5.4

1099

136

 

 

BULLET

POWDER

POWDER

VELOCITY

IPSC

CALIBRE 

WEIGHT

MAKE

WEIGHT

IN

POWER

 

GRAINS

HOGDGON

GRAINS

F.P.S.

FACTOR

9mm

124 FMJ FP

LONGSHOT

5.0

1009

125

9mm

124 FMJ FP

LONGSHOT

5.2

1056

132

9mm

124 FMJ FP

LONGSHOT

5.4

1097

138

 

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE

HOGDGON

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

.40

180 FMJ FP

LONGSHOT

6.2

956

172

.40

180 FMJ FP

LONGSHOT

6.4

1005

181

  

CALIBRE

BULLET WEIGHT GRAINS

POWDER MAKE

HOGDGON

POWDER WEIGHT GRAINS

VELOCITY IN FPS

IPSC POWER FACTOR

.40

200 L FP

LONGSHOT

5.4

863

173

.40

200 L FP

LONGSHOT

5.6

874

175

.40

200 L FP

LONGSHOT

5.8

954

191

All of the above loads were assembled and tested to achieve the correct power factor         ( PF ) for IPSC Production ( PF 125 plus ) and Standard ( PF 170 plus ) Divisions.

For further information

www.frontier.za

www.hodgdon.com

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