Ballistic results for the heavy pistol propellant show it appropriate for magnum pistol applications, .300 Blackout with lightweight projectiles and some other specialty ammunition. It is similar in burn speed to Accurate No 9®, and has similar application as Alliant 2400, Hodgdon H110 or Winchester 296.
The superior ignition of this propellant permits less-than-full loading density. Therefore, it is not necessary to load “full power” loads with this propellant in order to achieve safe results. Shooters World tests this propellant with standard pistol primers, as well as magnum pistol primers. To date, we have found no evidence that Heavy Pistol requires a magnum primer for reliable ignition.
In comparison to other magnum pistol propellants, we find Heavy Pistol exceptionally clean, accurate with either cast or jacketed projectiles, and exhibiting low muzzle flash.
A spherical propellant, it meters through charge plates consistently and will flow well in a high-speed loader.
Ballistic load data using SAAMI test methods and standards for Heavy Pistol is available at www.shootersworldsc.com
This propellant is a canister form of Lovex D037.2 reloading propellant.
Ballistic load data using European CIP test methods and standards for D037.2 propellant is available here.
As with any propellant and load combination, a minor change to any of the components of the test load CAN result in significant shift in ballistic performance. This shift can cause unintended high pressures, and result in injury or death. Therefore, Shooters World LLC, nor the manufacturer of this propellant take no responsibility for the intentional or unintentional misuse of this product. The charge weights and results noted within are not recommended, either as a starting nor completed load. They are shown merely as an indication of potential performance in one test load, shot by CIP standards.