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Good replacement for UNIQUE???

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Joe&40, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. Joe&40

    Joe&40 Member

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    I've been using unique loading pistol ammo. Any thing meter better?
     
  2. Oklacoyotekiller

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    what are you loading?
     
  3. GLOOB

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    Does anyone know of a pistol powders that measure worse? :)

    If you want similar performance, check your reloading guides and a burn chart.
     
  4. kludge

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    Wow, this is a popular question this week.

    Universal.
     
  5. Joe&40

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    oklacoyotekiller.. 40S&W 155 grain xtps and 135 grain Nosler
     
  6. mdi

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    Universal Clays. Very close to Unique.
     
  7. CZ57

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    Ramshot True Blue and Silhouette excel in the .40 S&W. True Blue is more of a Universal type powder and it is a ball powder that meters like fine sand. ;)
     
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    Try WSF meters great
     
  9. JDGray

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    Power Pistol:)
     
  10. floydster

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    I love Unique!!! Meters for me:)
     
  11. Marlin 45 carbine

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    power pistol. but large flash
     
  12. zxcvbob

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    How about 800X ?
     
  13. BeerSleeper

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    231 for the 135 grain, and lighter loads of the 155's.

    Ramshot silhouette for medium to hot 155's.
     
  14. tlen

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    AA #5
     
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    tite group has been useful for medium to hot rounds.
    mostly 40 & 45 has been my usage replicating SD rounds
     
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    Hodgdon's universal is very close to Unique in burn rate and velocity. Some say it burns cleaner also. It is a very good choice for the 180 grain bullets. Universal is a smaller flake so it should meter better than Unique.

    Winchester Auto Comp may be worth your consideration with a 155 grain bullet. Auto Comp is faster burning but not as fast as titegroup, Clays, or Bullseye. Should definitely meter better than Unique.

    I also agree with Silhouette as a suggestion for any high pressure, semi- auto cartridge.
     
  18. Damon555

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    Not much better out there....the stuff meters like a dream for me....from my brothers RCBS progressive to my Dillon and RCBS uniflow I've never had one problem. I'm glad all 3 powder measures that I've used it in have worked flawlessly.
     
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    Hodgdon's universal
     
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    I think the flash bang effect of Power Pistol is something you have to live with if you want to partake of the accuracy potential of the powder. Just wear earplugs and your hearing muffs. Don't open your mouth when you fire and plug up your nose. Get some real dark sun glassess...
     
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    ANY other powder.

    I much prefer Bullseye, and still like Red Dot. Unique just does NOT work for me.
     
  22. BeerSleeper

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    Flash bang...I like that. They should just call PP "flashbang" instead. I seriously think I'm going to start writing that down under powder on my load labels.
     
  23. James2

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    I have only had one powder measure. The Lyman 55. I have used Unique for many years. I have no problem at all throwing consistent charges. Beats me why so many say Unique won't meter.

    Try Universal.
     
  24. Master Blaster

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    Unique the four pound jug I have is running through both my Dillon measures with no problems and very good consistency. It did meter inconsistantly from my Hornady measure, but I fixed that by replacing it with a Dillon measure.

    You know though, I have a bottle of Universal clays and I am going to try some .45 acp 200 LSWC loads with it.
     
  25. Uniquedot

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    While i usually prefer unique Accurate #5 is the next best thing and meters like liquid.
     
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