Winchester WSF win

My training for rapid fire had started, and among learning new stance and proper grip, I’m now burning 200 rounds per hour.  Things get real expensive if I don’t keep reloading!

My pistol of choice during my learning period is my trusty 9mm 1911 running on my 80% TM frame.  I was always unhappy about how I messed up on the barrel to slide fit, and the slide to frame fit also has a bit of play.  Though at the same time I don’t worry about banging up this gun, and its grip is perfect for what I need right now.

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Powder of choice here is the Winchester WSF.  It burns pretty clean, takes less powder than my other favorite (Power Pistol), and is also cheaper per pound.  I just needed a recipe that works, but after a few rounds of testing, I was really surprised how accurate this beater can achieve!

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With all its flaws, I can still keep the group down to 0.9 inch at 25 yards.  One great tip that I learned from others is that you should not only vary the powder weight, but also the COAL when testing out different loads.  Here is a list of the variances that I went through.

Powder Bullet OAL Load Group
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.15 4.9 2
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.145 4.9 3.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.14 4.9 2.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.15 5.1 3
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.145 5.1 3.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.14 5.1 1.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.155 5.2 2.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.15 5.2 2.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.145 5.2 0.9
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.14 5.2 1.6
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.15 5.3 2.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.145 5.3 2.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.14 5.3 3
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.155 5.4 2.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.15 5.4 4
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.145 5.4 4.5
WSF Montana Gold 115 1.14 5.4 2.5
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