View Full Version : Rex Powder???

10-06-2007, 02:48 AM
I'm new here and am trying to find better load data for Rex #2. My Dad shoots trap and gave Me about 5 pounds of it. Ichecked on line but the loads they list are very limited. Just curious if anybody knows where to send Me, or has some pet loads in 40 s&w or 45acp or 9mm? anything will help at this point!
Thanks Mark

10-09-2007, 06:56 PM
mark you never said if you was going to use this rex powder or something else
i am working on the 40 sw but have nothing to report on it yet
the old stand load in 45 is 4.5 gr. bulleye or starting load of 4.5 gr to 5 gr 231 and my load is
6.0 gr. unque with lymans 452374 230 gr rn this is my 45 carry load

10-09-2007, 07:11 PM
Yes I would like to use this powder. I have a ton of .40 cal 155 gr lead RN bullets I would like to load with this powder. Rex shows a 155gr fmj but not lead, I'd like to load the bullets I have.
Thanks Mark

10-10-2007, 12:28 AM
155 gr JHP/Rex II/5.9gr/1075fps/34570cup sounds like a max load.

The standard procedure with fast pistol powders is to reduce that load by 10% and work up if necessary, checking pressure signs.
Lead bullets should give higher speed and lower pressure unless seated deeper.

In 9 and 45 I usually start about 20% below max for nice plinking loads.


10-11-2007, 09:57 AM
Thanks for the loads!