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Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 28 Jan 2017, 03:47
by Fotis
For the FN pistol that is.

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 16:44
by DoubleJ
HS-7 of course. I hear people have trouble finding it though. I'd think something on the slower end of acceptable powders would be your best bet for the heavier stuff. Maybe True Blue.

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 30 Jan 2017, 19:06
by grimmond
I would say that True Blue is the best all around powder period for the weight you are looking at. Especially since HS7 was discontinued. Hodgdon Longshot works about as good as True Blue as a second good choice.

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 31 Jan 2017, 06:19
by panzermk2
TB all the way.

Load data for fn pistol

Posted: 30 Dec 2018, 11:27
by bcrich
Hello brother , Rich here just wanting to know what you load in your 5.7 pistol using true blue & 40g Vmax? I tried 5.4 but had a few not cycle the slide ..
Also do you use cfe? & what charge for the same bullet ? Thanks bro

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 30 Dec 2018, 12:04
by Rapier1772
You sure your scale is accurate? 5.4gr of True Blue should be more than enough to cycle the slide. If your scale is accurate, there may be something wrong with your gun.


I have not used CFE

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 03 Jan 2019, 13:07
by panzermk2
Ah yeah if 5.4 is not cycling your scale or your gun is f*cked.

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 06 Jan 2019, 19:44
by bcrich
I’ll have to keep an eye on my scale & test it with known weights to be sure ... I’ll give it another try with 5.4 g true blue (that was the most accurate ) thanks guys

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 21 Nov 2019, 21:20
by Fotis
cfe pistol????????????

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 22 Nov 2019, 07:05
by panzermk2
Haven't used it much.

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 08 Dec 2019, 03:28
by grimmond
I have played around with CFE pistol. I lost my location to chronograph so I only have a limited amount of data. But I can say it has been working pretty good so far. When I have the time I will try and post some of the data.

Re: Best powder for 40-50 gr?

Posted: 08 Dec 2019, 03:28
by grimmond
I have played around with CFE pistol. I lost my location to chronograph so I only have a limited amount of data. But I can say it has been working pretty good so far. When I have the time I will try and post some of the data.