Some people have been PMing me asking about loads for service calibers and such. Instead of sending out several PMs, I'll just post here. Some cartridges I only loaded one bullet type or use one powder type and charge for multiple bullets. Then there's the "magic 6" that covers a half dozen load in two of my favorite cartridges. Other than the .45 ACP I don't load these anymore. No secrets and anyone can duplicate my loads. I'm just a handloader with an FFL, nothing special. Here goes: .380 ACP- .980 OAL (.965 for Ruger LCP) 100gr Berry's 3.2gr W231/HP38 850fps 9mm Luger - 1.125 OAL 115gr 5.5gr WSF 1150fps 124gr 5.0gr WSF 1050fps 147gr 4.0gr WSF 900fps .40 S&W - 1.125 OAL 180gr 5.7gr WSF 950fps 10mm Auto - 1.250 OAL 180gr 6.0gr WSF 970fps 180gr 9.2gr LS 1250fps .45 ACP - 1.250 OAL 200gr LSWC 6.0gr WSF 870fps 230gr FMJ 6.0gr WSF 850fps 230gr LTC 6.0gr WSF 850FPS 1.185 OAL .223 Remington - 2.250 OAL 55gr FMJ 24.5gr TAC 2675fps 16" 77gr OTM 23.8gr IMR 8208 XBR 2850fps 24" This is over published load by 0.6gr. Work up carefully. 77gr OTM 21.6gr H322 2700fps 24" Powder notes: W231/HP38: They are the same exact powder. This is the best powder for the .380 ACP and I've tried all of them extensively. WSF: No secret that's my service pistol powder choice. Works well from 9mm to 45 ACP. Similar burn rate to Unique, #5, and HS6. Great with lead, flows well, easy on the budget. I call this a ball version of Unique. Everything like it but WSF meters better. Otherwise I'd use Unique and save a bit of money because on my end an 8lb keg of Unique is $100 versus $125 for WSF. I'll group the .223 powders to explain it this way. The best ball powder, other than military pulldown/surplus H335 stuff, is TAC. 24.5gr with any brand 55gr FMJ will cycle any AR15 with any barrel length or gas system, even the cheap crap out there. That's my trainer load. If you have a carbine class where you're shooting 1,000 to 1,500 in a weekend, that's the load you want. Clean, reliable, and accurate for the purpose. When you move into "match" type long range bullets, ball powder isn't going to cut it. The best powder type is short grain extruded and this is where H322 and IMR 8028 shine. Clean burning (completely in the barrel), meters like a ball powder, readily available in most parts (everyone flocks to Varget or H335). H322 often gets scolded for being a fast powder but it will take the 77gr to 1,000 yards very well. Had customers with gas guns and bolt guns never complain about that load. The newer rendition of 8028 is, IMO, the perfect powder for long range .223. I really can't find a complaint about it. Another thing on the .223, primers. The only primers for long range accuracy are Wolf SRM. I've tried everything with every load and the most consistent, single digit ES and SD, most accurate primer is always the Wolf SRM. For pistol primers, I'm a CCI snob. Hope that helps or provides some direction to those that were curious. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!