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Favorite Powder for pistol?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Uncle Richard, Feb 8, 2013.

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  1. JO JO

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    9mm & 40 s&w HS-6 has done very well for me not sure about 45
     
  2. rodinal220

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    Win231/HP-38
     
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    Unique, Universal, Accurate #5, Tite Group
    Any of em should work well in 9mm & 45acp
     
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    For 45 ACP with 230 FMJ RN, I've used either W231 or HP-38 without trouble.
     
  5. ArchAngelCD

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    Yup, W231/HP-38 is what you're looking for. It works very well in both the 9mm and 45 Auto especially with lead bullets.
     
  6. Uncle Richard

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    thanks everyone...
     
  7. Kevin Rohrer

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    Unique for just about everything except .44mag, for which I use H110.

    I always use a bulky powder so there is no possibility of double-charges.

    But I should take a look at Universal, Power Pistol, and AA#5.
     
  8. rugerman

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    Unique or bullseye for most, h110 for the magnums.
     
  9. Pilot

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    I use Clays for .45 ACP, and W231/HP-38 for 9MM, but have been using Titegroup also.
     
  10. dirtengineer

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    231, although I have been flirting with Power Pistol lately, albeit for jacketed boolits.
     
  11. Nevmavrick

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    I shoot a lot of lead in Steel Challenge. I use a .40 with a high-cap mag, and still use my M1911, also.
    I buy Green Dot, because I could use it in a shotgun for Trap, so I can buy it in 12# containers. I also have several 12ers of 700X....That adds up to quite a bit of ammo!
    Have fun,
    Gene
     
  12. James2

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    I have used more Unique than anything else for handguns. Titegroup, 231 and 2400 are some others that I have used with good results.

    2400 only in the 44 mag.
     
  13. floydster

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    Bullseye and Unique, my most two favorite powders.
    But, starting to use more TrailBoss in my revolvers:)

    Smokeyloads
     
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