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Best powder for 185g plated 45acp bullet?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 357mag357, Feb 28, 2008.

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  1. 357mag357

    357mag357 Member

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    Any recommendations on what powder I should use for a 185g plated 45acp bullet? I would like to try some mild and some full power. I use Power Pistol with 230g plated bullet with very good accuracy and some kick. The ammo will be used for informal target and plinking. Thanks.
     
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    i use accurate #7, there isn't a lot of load info out there for it for some reason, maybe because it isn't made by hodgdon, but it works fine for me.
     
  3. Walkalong

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    For your mild loads try WST, Competition, AA #2, N310, or N320. All of these can give excellent results with 185 Gr plated bullets.

    AA #5 & WSF work well for hotter loads. I have not tried Power Pistol with plated bullets, but many here like it a lot.
     
  4. Wiljen

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    Titegroup and clays make a good load too.
     
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    I use both Clays and Red Dot for all my .45 loads. (185's, 200's, and 230's) I have had great results.
     
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    Yeay Titegroup! Faster burn for lighter stuff! :D I use about 5 grains (this to be taken with a GRAIN of sand, hahahaha) for about 850 fps run on it.
     
  7. 357mag357

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    Thanks for the good info. I tried a few different powders and weights. Clay's was the most accurate. 231 was pretty good, but not as accurate as Clay's. #7 had the most recoil and accuracy was still there but again not as accurate as Clay's. I do have to say #7 was the cleanest 45acp powder I have used. Will try TiteGroup next.
     
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