Unburned powder?

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  1. frosty

    frosty New Member

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    I tried a load of 5.1 grns of power pistol in some .45 acp loads using 230 grn LRN. I had excellent accuracy at 17 yds. Out of 90 rounds fired only 3 were outside the 10 ring. I noticed that I had small amounts of powder that seemed to fly out and hit me in the face. I looked down at my forearms and they had little tiny specs of what seemed to be unburned powder. When I cleaned the .45 it had the same small specs of powder here and there where there was lube.

    This load is very accurate in my .45 that I built and in my Springfield, BUT for the sake of accuracy am I wasting powder?
  2. ACC

    ACC New Member

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    Frost:
    Can't find loading data for the load you are using, doesn't mean you can't. power pistol is a slow burning powder,akin to blue dot,so you will get unburned powder,unless you use more volume!! not prescribed though,for there is no loading data for power pistol for the 230 gr lrn in alliants book. Use 5.6 grs. of 231.It will throw it down range at about 860 fps. To answer your question:
    you are not hurting anything,you'll just get gritty:):D
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