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Ramshot Powder: Competition ... Anyone Tried It?

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by GhettoSmack, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. I was in the local outdoor sports mega store the other day and saw some Ramshot powder. After checking out their load data on their website, the Competition and Zip powders piqued my interest.

    Has anyone ever try either powder for 9mm or .45ACP? What were your results and opinion?

    By the way, Ramshot has excellent load data on the website! They list MANY bullet types and weights; ~3X more than the other online guides.
     
  2. D. Manley

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    I've experimented a bit with both however, there was limited data when I did so for either powder and none for Competition. Armed with the new data from Ramshot, I'd suggest you start from there. FWIW, you'll find Ramshot Zip very similar to W-231/HP-38 in most respects. Competition is pretty quick and best suited to softer, bullseye velocity loads or at least, that was my feelings based on results and virtually no load data.
     


  3. Boxerglocker

    Boxerglocker Jacks #1 Fan

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    I've heard from a very reputable source that ZIP and WST are actually the same powder... if you look at their respective manufacturers data if virtually identical.
     
  4. D. Manley

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    I think it's actually Ramshot's Competition that is most similar to WST. I don't know whether Ramshot powders are actually the same as the Winchester powders as most, if not all, are Belgium made. Some, such as Silhouette, are for sure the previous & discontinued Winchester WAP albeit, with additional flash suppressors added but the others are mostly speculation based on similarities. In any event, Ramshot has some quality products and I've found it good stuff. Ramshot Silhouette is top notch for full power (and above) as well as accuracy in 9MM.
     
  5. WiskyT

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    Freakshow10mm is pretty knowledgable regarding what powders have alternate names.

    I haven't used any Ramshot powders as I'm pretty married to my Hercules come Alliant ways, but if I was just starting out, I'd probably use them based on their price.