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45acp powder?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Esox357, Oct 12, 2010.

  1. Which powder for shooting target loads out of a 1911. I'm not looking for max velocity something that will be accurate and fill the case? I plan on doing some varmint hunting with it as well. Want to stick to the 200 and 230 grain bullets. Thanks.
     
  2. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    For what your asking WST without a doubt :wiggle:

    4.8g with a Bear Creek RNHB moly coated bullet at 1.250 OAL is my standard .45ACP load.
     

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  3. Jon_R

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    I use win 231 or HP-38 (Same Powder) for all my semi-auto rounds for normal velocity. 9/40/45. I am not sure if it is best but very versatile.
     
  4. fredj338

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    I have to go WST, TJpet & I started the trend here.:cool: Burns clean, extreme accuracy, 1.5x the volumn / charge as TG, what's not to like?
     
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  5. Three-Five-Seven

    Three-Five-Seven Señor Mombo Millennium Member

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  8. wrx04

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    Whoops.... looks like WST is the general consensus. I just picked up 1lb of unique, so that is gonna have to work for my first batch of reloads. I will try WST next time.


    Still waiting for my press though, hopefully it shows up this week.
     
  9. nitesite10mm

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    Unique and 230-gr is a great combination. Expect to be very pleased. I have shot a bunch of it. It's not called Unique for nothin'....
     
  10. Thanks guys. WST wins this one. I will give it a shot!
     
  11. Boxerglocker

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    I've read in the 1911 reloading forums that Solo 1000 is the new "in" powder for .45 ACP

    I've used it for 9mm lead in 124g FMJ with good results and 147g LFP with ehh so, so outcome... only had a pound to try out though. May have to try it again and get another pound and evaluate it once again for both my 9mm and .45ACP standard loads. Would be nice to get a 8# jug of something I was truly happy with for both those loads.... save a little cash. Plus I like the peppery smell when it burns :supergrin:


    Unique is a tried and true favorite for .45ACP, you'll have good results with it too. Fred just started a fad with WST :supergrin:
     
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  12. cowboy1964

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    Which would also be good for 9mm? I was leaning toward Bullseye based on Lyman 49th and Modern Reloading.
     
  13. fredj338

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    Works fine for full power laods, but does not burn completely at lower pressure levels, same for Unique. Run both above midrange levels & they do fine.
     
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  14. fredj338

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    IMO, BE is only worthy as a low vel target powder in the 9mm, works ok in the 45acp, but WST just runs better. Buy a # & try it.:dunno:
     
  15. Zombie Steve

    Zombie Steve Decap Pin Killa

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    You'll be fine, and you can load them to full speed if you'd like.