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Alcan 5

JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭
Got about 5 pounds of AL 5 that is good. Dont use it for shotgun anymore, any good handgun loads for it? Hate to not use it up. Rifle?

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  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Ive got six pounds of AL 5 I would like to burn up. I have found books with recipes for handgun loads, and shotgun, but I would really like load some rifle loads. Cant find any in the old books. Ill use it in handguns unless someone has an old book for rifle loads.
  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I still have 6 pounds of AL5 that I cant find a good load for. Its old but still good. Id be happy to trade somebody for 3 pounds of something I use if anyone has a use for it.
  • cbyerlycbyerly Member Posts: 703 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    AL5 is primarily a 20 and 16 gage powder. I have the Alcan data for using it if you need it.
  • richardaricharda Member Posts: 405 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    ALSO USABLE IN A VARIETY OF PISTOL CARTRIDGES.
  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I know the shotgun uses, Id really like to see the handgun recipes.
  • XXCrossXXCross Member Posts: 1,316 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'll print the Alcan data for some pistol rounds tomorrow.
  • dcs shootersdcs shooters Member Posts: 10,969
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by JimmyJack
    I know the shotgun uses, Id really like to see the handgun recipes.


    Here's the Alcan book.

    www.castpics.net/LoadData/OM/Alcan.pdf
  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Couldn't open,,but Ill keep trying, looks like its just what I might need.
  • XXCrossXXCross Member Posts: 1,316 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    AL-5 loads From Speer #8

    380 auto
    90gr...5.0 t0 5.5

    9mm
    125gr..6.0 to 7.0

    38 SP
    140gr...8.0 to 9.0
    146gr.6.0 to 8.0
    160gr..6.0 to7.0

    357Mag
    158 lead.9.0 to10.0
    110gr.10.5 to 11.5
    125gr.9.0 to 11.0
    146gr.9.0 to 11.0
    160gr.8.0 to 10.0

    41Mag
    200gr...10.5 to 12.5
    220gr...9.0 to 11.0

    44SP
    215lead...10.0 to 11.0
    250lead...8.0 to 9.0

    44Mag
    225gr...12.5 to 14.5
    240gr...11.0 to 13.0

    45ACP
    230gr...7.5 to 8.0

    45Colt
    250lead...9.5 to 10.5

    Use mag pistol primers in all larger capacity cases.
    A clean burning powder.
  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thank you for posting, Ill hunt up that Speer #8 manual
  • XXCrossXXCross Member Posts: 1,316 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'd keep an eye on the loads listed for the 45AR. They look a little warm to me.
  • JimmyJackJimmyJack Member Posts: 4,004 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I ordered a Speer #8 manual off Ebay. Couldn't find anything in my old manuals. What is it going to tell me about primers? Small pistol or small pistol magnum for 38 Special? Large capacity probably refers to .44 etc? Maybe .357? Im anxious to load some up.
  • XXCrossXXCross Member Posts: 1,316 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Assuming you are going to load light to moderate charges, I would go with the magnum primers. (it can't hurt) You should find a little greater shot to shot consistency. Al-5 is probably not the best choice for lighter loads, but it does very well with heavier bullets and powder charges toward the top end. (very clean burning too)
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