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10mm pin loads.
« on: March 05, 2015, 05:27:35 PM »
I am fairly new to the world of the 10mm auto cartridge and I am seeking some advice as to an appropriate load for bowling pin shoots at my local club. Anybody shoot pin matches and have an appropriate load? I generally use a Kimber in .45acp with 230gr flat nose bullets. The flat point seems to drive the pins off of the table much better than RN bullets.

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2015, 07:29:26 PM »
I would think a heavy wfn design cast from ww and pure lead 50/50 and loaded to about 1000 fps.  Seems like you would want something that would expand a bit.

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2015, 10:30:22 AM »
pure lead is too soft; why waste knock down power. Start with a RNFP in 15-17 BH, work your way up. Years back some nuts even made saw teeth with harder mix.

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 12:11:02 PM »
First...Zombie thread.

Second, who said pure lead?

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2015, 05:45:45 PM »
Haven't shot pins with a 10mm yet, but I'd be thinking a fpl bullet (180) doing in the 1000-1100 fps range.  Too hot a load and your followup shots will be too slow.
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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2015, 05:25:12 PM »
I shoot a 215 gr. WFN, with 6.2 gr. of Power Pistol. It does 1000 fps out of a 6 inch 610.

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2015, 09:31:41 PM »
Once upon a time ther was a bullt that was called the "pin grabber". a saw-tooth meplat worked to "bite" into the pin as it spun and ultimately knocked over the bowling pins with greater efficiency than standard bullets.
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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2015, 08:18:50 AM »
Pin grabbers and law grabbers were toothed hollow-point designs that didn't really live up to the hype.  Seems like I read that a small shop back east somewhere was still selling the wider law grabbers.

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2016, 10:06:35 PM »
I've been working on my load. I'm either going to use 180 XTPs over bluedot for about 1200 FPS or my powdercoated 180gr lead at around the same velocity. Im going to test them and see if they have enough oomph to push the pins the required 3 feet off the table.

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2016, 07:25:45 AM »
I think a slow and heavy bullet like the 220 or 230 grain at 900 fps would be a great pin load...think of a sledge hammer.
If you dial them up too high they will expend a lot of energy trying to penetrate the into pin.

Do guys shoot these pins with their 45ACP's?  Find what is working for them, match that or up the velocity a little and you will have a very comfortable shooting working load. ;)
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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2016, 08:47:01 PM »
Yes on the .45acp. I generally win the .45 class every year with my Kimber but just thought I'd try something new, I can use 10mm in .45 class. There are 10 classes total, everything from .22 snubbies to .44 mags.

Here is the set up. 4x8 wooden table 25 feet from the firing line. Pins must hit the ground not just be knocked over.

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2016, 08:47:44 PM »
It would help if I would have attached the pic!!!!LOL

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2016, 08:31:57 PM »
Just attended a fun bowling pin shoot.  First time my local range had hosted one.   Took my Sig P220 DA/SA loaded with 180 gr FP polymer coated bullets (Blue Bullets) on top of 6.5 gr of Power Pistol.   Pretty decent recovery after each shot and had more than enough 'oomph' to knock the pins several feet off the table.   I think for giggles next time I won't worry about shot recovery so much, i'll up my load, and go for blasting the pins into next week.  :)


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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2016, 08:02:08 PM »
I've been working on my load. I'm either going to use 180 XTPs over bluedot for about 1200 FPS or my powdercoated 180gr lead at around the same velocity. Im going to test them and see if they have enough oomph to push the pins the required 3 feet off the table.

I'm pretty sure the powder coated 180s at 1200fps will be more than enough...thinking the XTPs are kinda pricey for pin loads, but that's just me ;)

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Re: 10mm pin loads.
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2016, 01:52:14 PM »
We use to shoot the pins with .22's when we were done blasting them with bigger calibers. The .22's will knock them over, but you have to hit them just right. You can wobble them, and get them to walk off the rail, if you shoot them fast enough with the .22.  :)
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