It's listed in the online Hodgdon Reloading Data for 17 common pistol cartridges.
In the data, it is listed between AutoComp and HS6 for burn rate.
When you look at the Hodgdon burn rate chart, AutoComp and HS6
are immediately adjacent to one another with AC a hair slower than HS6.
So CFE Pistol is same burn rate category as HS6, just a teeny bit slower.
Per grain of powder, it gets more velocity than any of the slower powders
in 45acp, 9mmLuger and most others. Good velocity indeed.
When they announced CFE 223 like this, it took them 2 months to ship it
beyond the original availability date.
CFE Pistol is announced to be released December 2013, it may be
a while before we actually see any.
At that burn rate, it will be very interesting as a major PF competition powder.
That indicates the equipment they used.I did notice that virtually all the powders on the site used CUP except for the new CFE-Pistol and TiteGroup which used PSI.
Interesting. Brings up the subject of Keith's classic load for the .44 Special which produced, according to Keith, 1200 fps at a pressure of .......what? Was this c.u.p. or psi? I once was taken to task for saying that load produced 21,000 lbs. pressure, which was what Keith said it was. Now there are people that say the load was actually 26,000 lbs pressure. Keith had the loads checked with the Peters Cartridge Company sometime before his book was published in 1955 and they verified the pressure at 21,000 lbs. Somehow I can't see Keith running the higher pressure thru those old SAA's. Can someone clear this up? Thanks
I don't know for sure, jondar. But all the stories and articles written over the years
(not excluding Keith's own tall tales) probably twist and turn the truth until we'd
barely recognize it today.
Some folks get the impression that those guys in the 1930's and 40's developed
cartridges by 'feel' because they simply 'knew' what was right and what wasn't.
But the record shows that Keith and others worked carefully with ballisticians,
engineers, gun manufacturers, and ammo manufacturers to develop new and
better high-performance cartridges.
We would have to dig deeper to determine actual psi for Keith loads.
I bet they have been tested and published with modern equipment
in accordance with SAAMI test standard. You'll have to dig to find it.
Haven't been able to shoot much for a while, and have waaaaaay to much powder to justify buying any more, but it does look promising, and I wonder how it will stack up for 10MM. Surprised that it listed for lead bullets as well.
I did notice that virtually all the powders on the site used CUP except for the new CFE-Pistol and TiteGroup which used PSI.