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Solo 1000 for target loads in .45 and .38/357 mag.

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Master Blaster, Jan 6, 2012.

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  1. Master Blaster

    Master Blaster Member

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    Just curious if anyone has been using Solo 1000 to load their .45 acp and .38 target velocity loads. Solo 1000 is an Accurate Arms powder, that is single base and has about the same burn rate as W231.

    If so what are you using it for, what is your favorite load, and how does it shoot??

    Thanks
     
  2. USSR

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    Great powder! A little faster than W231, but works well in both .38 Special and .45 ACP. I use cast lead bullets exclusively, and with 158gr SWC's use 3.0gr of Solo 1000, and with 200gr bullets for the .45 ACP, use 5.0gr.

    Don
     
  3. john wall

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    Thumbs up for Solo 1000.
     
  4. Walkalong

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    As posted, excellent stuff.

    Solo 1000, 1250, etc, were originally sold as "Scott" powders. Accurate must have taken them in/over. The Scott powders were all very clean.
     
  5. Master Blaster

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    Anyone know if single bas powders are more sensative to cold weather?

    Today I took some of my Solo 1000 .45 loads to the range, they had been sitting in the trunk at 40 f all day. Poor accuracy, after I left them sit for about a half hour in front of the heat vent, the accuracy returned...
     
  6. JustAnotherJim

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    I like Solo 1000 a lot. I use it almost exclusively in .38 Special and often in .45acp. It's best to buy an 8lb. jug, though, or check lot numbers if buying in smaller amounts, because it's never the same powder twice.
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    A lot of people use Solo 1000 as a general purpose pistol powder but I use HP38 for .38, .45, and 9mm hardball ammunition and treat Solo as a specialty item. Some call it the economy model VV N310.

    I am at present loading "S1K" in midrange .45 ACP.
    It is clean and gives more consistent velocity in light loads than Ball.
    It is a rather large flake powder and does not meter as consistently as Ball, but it is better than 700X.
    I figure it will take me a while to work through a can of Solo, one of Clays, and one of Bullseye; then I will pick one and buy a large supply.
     
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    I have been using Solo 1000 for at least 10 years now in my shot shells for trap. Like was mentioned prior, very inconsistant between lot numbers. Always double check your drop with new batches. Marty
     
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