45acp what's favorite bullseye or win 231?

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  1. Dudedog
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    I like HP38/W231 for .45.
    4.7-5gr with a 230, or 5gr with a 200.
    With a 230 4.7 was softer but 5 seemed a hair more accurate.
     
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  2. .45Coltguy

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    Universal and Clays with 230gr LRN coated. Works.
     
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    If I can find some I will try it, tried some WSF during the 08 shortage and I have been happy with it for heavy 44 spl and heavy 45 acp.
     
  5. derek45

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    CLAYS or WST for accuracy

    UNIQUE for velocity
     
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  6. Remington1911

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    I use bullseye.
     
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    Aa#5
     
  8. hard holder

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    i like hodgon clays, very clean meters very good
     
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    WW 231, since I have a lot of it and I haven't seen any Bullseye for sale in two years.
     
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    I see a few Clays supporters. I think they are correct about the metering and how clean it is BUT, up near the top end of its range it can spike pressures and just a little over with your powder throw makes me cautious. That's the reason I don't use it, especially in such a large case like the 45 Auto. 4gr of Clays doesn't fill much of the case at all. (or most any other cases)

    Again, just my observation and opinion on that powder in the 45 ACP.
     
  11. epags

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    LOL...in years gone by we used Unique. Then moved to Bullseye. When I ran out of that I went to Titegroup. When I ran out of that I got 2-8Lb containers of W231. Happy with all four. My comp friends alway used Bullseye when they used to compete. I never got as good as them.
     
  12. joneb

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    I have used this powder for upper end 45 acp and it works well. My only complaint it takes a lot of #5 to get where you need to be.
     
  13. Russ57

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    PistolTwo, what is the intended use for the ammo?

    What I would do for self defensive is different than target.

    Hard to go wrong with BE. I'm one of the few that seem to do better with WST than W231.
     
  14. The Bushmaster

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    Clays for Missouri Bullet SWC.
    W-231 for general use for jacketed bullets.
    WSF for 185 gr XTP self defense rounds

    ByTheWay. I'm getting 800 fps from a Kimber UCC II 3" barrel with 7.7 gr of WSF under a 185 grain XTP.
     
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    $15.59 a pound? how old is that can?
     
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    Not quite as old as that can of DuPont HiSkor 700X. :eek::rofl:
     
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  17. AzShooter1

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    I'll go along with the majority and say Bullseye. It's been one of my favorites for nearly 50 years and has never let me down. I've used it for Bullseye, for USPSA matches and Steel Challenge.

    Hot loads or puff loads Bullseye has published data that will do for your choice of bullet.
     
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  18. bersaguy

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    Bullseye is the go to for 45acp. 230g jacketed or plated, or cast...its the best. Titegroup works well for very accurate, soft shooting rounds. For the 200 grain XTP I loaded up some with power pistol. Gets them downrange at about 950fps with very good accuracy. However, I can certainly feel the difference in recoil. Long story short, if I could only choose one powder for 45, it would be Bullseye
     
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  19. lee n. field

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    4.8 grains of Bullseye, for everything .45ACP from 185 grain to 230 grain.
     
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    Yes I use HP38/w231 for my 230gr pistol loads.
     
  21. ballman6711

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    I haven't used Bullseye, but I do like W-231 in my 45acp loads. Once dialed in it shoots clean and accurate.

    chris
     
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