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    22 hornet ppu case capacity

    can someone tell me how many grains of lilgun you can get in a ppu 22 hornet case. I have read they will only hold 12.5.grains, im loading 13.2, before i buy the ppu case need to know if it will hold this amount of powder.thanks all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spook View Post
    can someone tell me how many grains of lilgun you can get in a ppu 22 hornet case. I have read they will only hold 12.5.grains, im loading 13.2, before i buy the ppu case need to know if it will hold this amount of powder.thanks all.
    Is this right?

    Using Winchester cases, which are usually the lightest & thinnest, my Sierra #V manual says:-

    MAX 40gr bullet @10.6 grs Lil'Gun

    MAX 45gr bullet @ 8.9 grs Lil'Gun

    No loads given for 50 to 55gr bullets.

    It only has loads for powders slower than Lil'Gun for these in the Hornet.... just quoting the book loads.
    Last edited by Sinistral; 20-03-2015 at 14:58.
    If I'm going to be accused of it then it's just as well I did it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sinistral View Post
    Is this right?

    Using Winchester cases, which are usually the lightest & thinnest, my Sierra #V manual says:-

    MAX 40gr bullet @10.6 grs Lil'Gun

    MAX 45gr bullet @ 8.9 grs Lil'Gun

    No loads given for 50 to 55gr bullets.

    It only has loads for powders slower than Lil'Gun for these in the Hornet.... just quoting the book loads.
    How frustrating that must be! Hodgdon's data with the Sierra 40 grain begins at 12.1 grains and maxes out at 13.0. It once was 14 grains but few cases will hold 14 grains. Check it out.~Muir

    PS: I load 46 grain Winchester HP's with 12.8 grains of Lil Gun with no pressures, no problems. Hodgdon lists max as 13 for the 45 grain @ about 30K PSI. Are you sure you want to use Sierra's data??
    Last edited by Muir; 20-03-2015 at 23:45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spook View Post
    can someone tell me how many grains of lilgun you can get in a ppu 22 hornet case. I have read they will only hold 12.5.grains, im loading 13.2, before i buy the ppu case need to know if it will hold this amount of powder.thanks all.
    My brand new (un sized, untrimmed) PPU cases will hole 13.5 to the case mouth with no tapping down to settle the powder.~Muir

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    As far as I know Remington are the thinnest hornet case so give the best capacity; my RFD (who had none on stock) uses them and can get 14gr in.

    As for PPU cases I load with 12.9 gr of lil gun, the case is quite full, you may just get 13.2 in but the case will be full. If you're going for 13.2gr and buying new cases I'd get Remington cases personally, when I need some new cases (in about 10 years As 300 came with the rifle) I'll be buying Remington.

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    I used to be able to get 13 grains in my ppu cases. they would be full to the brim

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