.45 ACP Powder

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

  1. Squeak

    Squeak Member

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

    woolleyworm Well-Known Member

    Feb 23, 2009
    SW Fort Worth
    My favorite go to powder for 45's is W231, it meters well and performs well.

  3. Waldog

    Waldog Member

    Jun 7, 2007
    Ditto!! W231 OR HP38 (SAME POWDER)
  4. Dirtypacman

    Dirtypacman New Member

    Mar 3, 2008
    Merrimac Valley, MA
  5. Caneman

    Caneman Active Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    been playing around with Power Pistol and like it, but I need to try HP38/W231
  6. dbennett48

    dbennett48 New Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    Ukiah, California
    W231 for my 9mm and 45ACP.
  7. oldpapps

    oldpapps New Member

    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.

  8. The Duke

    The Duke New Member

    Mar 11, 2006
    NW Louisiana
    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

    Jan 27, 2006
    If you want a true spherical powder then take a look at Ramshot and Accurate.
  10. bobpayne44

    bobpayne44 New Member

    Sep 3, 2011
    +1 What he said
  11. cpttango30

    cpttango30 Guest

    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

    RustyFN Member

    Oct 2, 2008
    West Virginia
    OK I'll be the minority here, I like WST. Very clean and accurate.
  13. medalguy

    medalguy Member

    Feb 20, 2009
    New Mexico
    Bullseye, Unique, 231, AA #5 all have worked for me.
  14. gdmoody

    gdmoody Moderator Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2007
    Athens, Georgia
    I now use mostly titegroup in .45 but have used 231, bullseye, and AA#5.
  15. RandyP

    RandyP Active Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    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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