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Old August 20, 2000, 06:29 PM   #1
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Anyone here use Alliant Power Pistol? I'm currious as to how well it meters.

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Old August 20, 2000, 08:59 PM   #2
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I LIKE Power Pistol. It is a tiny flake-like powder that meters to within 0.1 gr each throw.

It's a wonderful powder-like a CLEAN UNIQUE--just a tiny bit slower than Unique,(5%)

I find it excellent in simulating the CZ52 ammunition load and performance characteristics. Works fine for 9 mm and 40 S & W too, tho Hodgdon's Universal is the best general purpose clean range use powder, quite different in application than Power Pistol
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Old August 20, 2000, 11:57 PM   #3
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I find that Power Pistol is the highest performance to date for 90, 115, and 124 gr 9mm. The load data says 3N37 can beat it, but Power Pistol is the winner.

The military buys it for 9mm.

The real guns site http://www.realguns.com/index.htm

has archived articles on 45 Super using Power Pistol.
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Old August 21, 2000, 08:29 AM   #4
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I just started using Power Pistol for reloading 357sig. So far I like it and will continue using it . It is much cleaner than the AA #7 and #9 that I have been using. The only problem that I have had is that I get keyholes if I crank it up over 7gr. With a 124gr Rainer bullet. If I keep it around 7gr it's great. No problems with Rainer using AA powders at max, haven't figured that part out yet…

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Old August 22, 2000, 03:26 AM   #5
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Keyholes?!
I had keyholing with my .303 and then I measured the bullets at .309" and grouves at .312". I had to get bullets that were .311" to fix it.
It can also be caused by long bullets and slow twist rate, but I have not seen that.
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Old August 23, 2000, 12:44 PM   #6
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I'm a power pistol convert. I use it in 45 acp, 38 spec, 357 mag, 357 sig, 9mm, and 40 S&W.
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Old August 24, 2000, 06:02 PM   #7
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I've found that Power Pistol is the best all around powder for the 357 Sig.

357 SIG Chronographing:
I used a Glock 35 with a 5.32" KKM 357 SIG barrel.
124 grain Rainier flat point bullets; Winchester primers; Starline brass; 1.135 OAL.

Alliant Power Pistol
Grains high low

9.5 1501 1441
9.2 1492 1442
8.9 1435 1395
8.6 1401 1367
8.3 1380 1324
7.3 1235 1188
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Old August 25, 2000, 06:38 AM   #8
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Hey Yodar- What are the comparisons between Power Pistol and Universal that you mention. Thanks..Tree Rat.
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Old August 25, 2000, 08:33 AM   #9
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TreeRat,


Universal Clays is, like Unique, capable in virtually every cartridge.

Power Pistol is best utilized in .355"-bore and up auto cartridges.

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"All my ammo is factory ammo"

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Old August 25, 2000, 11:09 PM   #10
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I tried it once (a pound) but had a hard time finding it. In the .40S&W, I switched to Bullseye and it makes basically the same load ... just easier to buy locally. Both meter fine for me.
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Old August 28, 2000, 06:50 PM   #11
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reply to Tree Rat:
I use universal for 9mm range (target) loads only and only with cast bullets. 3.9-4.5 gr w/ Cast 124 gr Truncated Cone and Round nose type bullets.

Power Pistol is used for Hotter loads, tho still cast bullets. I never exceed 6 gr w/ any cast 9mm bullet...and with my CZ52 loads I use 6 gr for the heavier 110 gr slug and 8 gr for the light Lee- cast Tokarev bullet.
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