Powder for .40SW to make major USPSA


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Nowhere Man
February 27, 2013, 02:01 PM
I've been shooting Titegroup and getting tired of the dirt. What's your powder of choice for .40SW 180gr to make major pf?


Dave

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popper
February 27, 2013, 02:59 PM
231 or unique

cowtownup
February 27, 2013, 03:37 PM
whats pf?

MtnCreek
February 27, 2013, 03:43 PM
Power Factor.

Jon_Snow
February 27, 2013, 04:01 PM
I'm packing 4.9gr of W231 to push my 185gr .40s to major.

kludge
February 27, 2013, 05:12 PM
231 or unique

He said he was tired of the dirt! :D

Get Universal or No.7.

Nowhere Man
February 27, 2013, 05:26 PM
I never thought of Universal. How's the recoil?

Littlewolf
February 27, 2013, 05:34 PM
Found this to be an excellent powder for full power loads behind a 180 FMJ. It's a bit snappy with a flash but very accurate. :)

Little wolf

1KPerDay
February 27, 2013, 06:39 PM
Get Universal or No.7.
Universal means universal clays, right?

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Nowhere Man
February 27, 2013, 06:47 PM
Yes. Universal Clays.

rsrocket1
February 27, 2013, 06:48 PM
Universal is Hodgdon's competition to Alliant's Unique. Being that it uses Clays technology, it burns completely even at less than ideal pressure. Since you are making major PF in 40, don't worry about that, you'll easily be up there in pressure to where it burns cleanly. If cost is no object and if you can find it, Universal (Clays) would be great for you.

Otherwise Unique will also easily make major as will Bullseye. By the way if "dirt" means unburnt flakes, you won't get it with either powder at these pressures, but if you mean soot, by all means stay away from Bullseye. It will smudge up your Good Humor white suit as you holster your gun. :P

gahunter12
February 27, 2013, 09:22 PM
I talked to a guy this past Sunday at a IDPA match that was loading HS-6 for Major PF. It's a thought. All I load is Minor PF for IDPA using WST. WST is clean, and soft on the recoil. You should be able to make Major PF with WST also.

Crashbox
March 1, 2013, 09:14 PM
Hodgdon Longshot.

zxcvbob
March 1, 2013, 09:43 PM
Should be able to easily get there with Bullseye, but the recoil will be softer if you use Unique or WSF.

TonyT
March 2, 2013, 11:48 AM
I use WST for powder puff loads at ca 700 - 750- fps. For full power loads I use WSF.

Nevmavrick
March 2, 2013, 04:31 PM
I can load major in my Tanfoglio .40 with Green Dot and 175gr Lee TC lead.
I used to use WW231, but GD gives a slightly different recoil impulse.
Most of my shooting is Steel Challenge.
Have fun,
Gene

Defrost
March 3, 2013, 03:49 PM
W231...4.9gr with a 180 TC Leadhead

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