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Trying Swiss Brand... load question?

Was able to pick up a can of swiss brand 3f to play with. My current hunting load is 85gr of goex 3f behind a 240gr XTP bullet. Since I read that you do not need as much swiss to equal that of goex, how much would I reduce my charge? Or is there not that much of a difference to worry about.
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Re: Trying Swiss Brand... load question?

Never change more than one thing at a time when working up a load. You changed the powder.

I would try the same load with 3 shots. If the group opens compared to your Goex hunting workup, then down 5 gr. for 3 more.

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Re: Trying Swiss Brand... load question?

I would reduce 10% for the Swiss and build up as grouping warrants. Keep an eye on damage to the sabot. I tried Swiss in my Accusporter and Goex grouped better for me. If you use the same amount of each there probably will be a change in impact.

3f is hotter and Swiss hotter yet. I went back to Goex 2f after playing around with 3f in both brands. 2f just seemed more consistent in a flinter for some reason.
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Re: Trying Swiss Brand... load question?

I think I will start with 75gr of the swiss and see what happens. The can of swiss I picked up is more of a off season playing around thing to do. More than likely when it comes to flint season I will stick to my original load setup.
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Re: Trying Swiss Brand... load question?

If you can get it to group tighter with Swiss then use it; but if your using it for more power you probably don't need it. Deer don't need a whole lot of killing power just shot placement.

For what it's worth the top shooters for accuracy use mostly Swiss but if you look at the charge levels they aren't very heavy. I also wouldn't worry about using a good bit less Swiss because it is a good deal faster. Myself; I get good results with Goex and it's much easier for me get locally if I want some.
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Re: Trying Swiss Brand... load question?

Mossie, I agree with you 100%. I also get good results with my goex load. Which will stay my "hunting load". Plus it is easy to find. I was just out of the state and came across a black powder shooting place and stopped to check it out. Picked up a couple things and saw they had swiss brand. So I bought a can to play around with and see what all the hype was about. Not looking to change anything, just something to tinker with. Going out this weekend to shoot it and see what happens.
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Post and let us know how it went for you.
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