Blue Dot

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by gandog56, Nov 26, 2013.

  1. gandog56

    gandog56 New Member

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    Well, since you know who got re-elected I haven't been able to find any HP38 to reload my 10mm and 40 cal S&W. But I did stumble into a 5 pound jug of Blue Dot. So I just did two test reloadings of 150 each using the Blue Dot. And of course as soon as I did them, Lohman finally filled a backorder I had for two pounds of HP 38. Cie la vie. Maybe I'll be impressed enough with the Blue Dot loads and continue using it. I can always do my regular .38 special 148 grain cast DEWC loads with the incoming HP 38.

    Anyways I also used the Blue Dot for test boxes of .44 special, .44 magnum, and .45 Colt. I'm sure the Blue Dot won't go to waste.
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Blue Dot is my fav for high vel 10mm loads. It certainly will not go to waste
     

  3. BtDoctur

    BtDoctur New Member

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    Blue dot is #60 on the burn scale and HP38 is #22 on the burn scale.
     
  4. regload

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    I tried Blue Dot for my .357, and I cannot stand it. Humongous amounts of unburned powder, even as a light load behind a heavy bullet. So much unburned stuff that it slightly bound up the cylinder on my GP100. Anyone wants to stop by my house in CT, they can have it. Won't ship it 'cause of the haz-mat charge.
     
  5. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    I use Blue Dot in my .357 loads with good results. I use 8.2 grains of Blue Dot with a 158 gr. RNFP cast bullet. One of my most accurate loads. Wish I lived closer would trade you some fresh eggs (chicken and duck) for the Blue Dot.
     
  6. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Blue Dot fouling? You need a firmer crimp. You are not getting positive ignition. A firm crimp will probably fix that. Maybe switch to a magnum primer, but crimp is the key
     
  7. regload

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    Tom, you can have the Blue Dot for free, no eggs needed! Can't stand the stuff. If you REALLY want it, PM me and maybe next year on our way out west in the trailer I can drop it off.
     
  8. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    Let me know when you are coming through. But you have to take some eggs. Everyone I know gets eggs from me. I don't sell them. They are my "pets" and I give their eggs to all my neighbors, friends, UPS man, mail man, newspaper delivery man etc. Who does not like fresh eggs? Ever have a hard boiled duck eggs? Mmmmmm
     
  9. regload

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    Yes, Tom, I had duck eggs when a teen, many decades ago. They were good (from our own pet ducks).
    When we firm up our plans for travel near your county I'll PM you in advance.
     
  10. tomingreeneco

    tomingreeneco New Member

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    Sounds good. Just give me a heads up.
     
  11. gandog56

    gandog56 New Member

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    Meanwhile, I burned through my first box of fifty 10mm I used the Blue Dot on. Seem to be outstanding with the 185 Grain Precision Bullet I married to it. Now I needs to make some .357 mag. I didn't have any .357 empties when I was loading up the 10mm cases. Going to try them with some Precision Bullets 125 9mm I had the makers size to .358". (They will do that for free on request)