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.45 ACP Powder

Discussion in 'The Ammo & Reloading Forum' started by Squeak, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Squeak

    Squeak Member

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    Is there a ball or extruded powder - not flake - that is suitable for loading .45 ACP?
  2. woolleyworm

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    My favorite go to powder for 45's is W231, it meters well and performs well.
  3. Waldog

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    Ditto!! W231 OR HP38 (SAME POWDER)
  4. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

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    W231 all the way
  5. Caneman

    Caneman Active Member

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    been playing around with Power Pistol and like it, but I need to try HP38/W231
  6. dbennett48

    dbennett48 New Member

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    W231 for my 9mm and 45ACP.
  7. oldpapps

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    Add another for 231.
    I burn 5.6gr under all bullets in my 45ACPs.
    Use the same charge under 240gr 44s in mag cases.
    Push it up a bit for 40S&W and pull it back a bit for 9s.
    231 does well all around for me.

    OSOK
  8. The Duke

    The Duke New Member

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    W231---Ive shot a ton of Bullseye in the past and it also is a good powder and prob the most accurate powder ever for a .45ACP...Switched to W231 as it is a little cleaner burning...but either are great in ACP's.
  9. steve4102

    steve4102 Former Guest

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    If you want a true spherical powder then take a look at Ramshot and Accurate.
  10. bobpayne44

    bobpayne44 New Member

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    +1 What he said
  11. cpttango30

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    I use nothing but Hodgdon Titegroup in my 45acp. 5 to 5.5gr are a good easy plinker load behind a 200gr lead or rainer plated bullet.
  12. RustyFN

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    OK I'll be the minority here, I like WST. Very clean and accurate.
  13. medalguy

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    Bullseye, Unique, 231, AA #5 all have worked for me.
  14. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

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    I now use mostly titegroup in .45 but have used 231, bullseye, and AA#5.
  15. RandyP

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    When I first started to investigate reloading after hours of reading various forum posts acrosss the internet, I bought my first pound of Win 231/HP-38. After three years it is still all I use for 4 calibers. Works great, meters well, generally available and for MY low-mid range plinking needs it is a good fit.

    Several other names come up frequently as well so there really is no one 'best' answer to the question. .45ACP is a great caliber to begin the hobby reloading.
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