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Old June 12, 2007, 07:04 PM   #26
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I use Bullseye for my "softball" loads for shooting 2700s. Either 3.5 or 3.7 grains of BE with a 185 long nose SWC. And I use Bullseye to duplicate the hardball load for Leg matches with the 230 grain FMJ bullet. For a practice hardball load, I use 4.0 of BE with a 230 grain lead RN bullet.
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Old June 13, 2007, 12:25 AM   #27
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I like 231 because everybody carries enough stock when I can't get a couple pounds of Titegroup. Both shoot almost the same but 231 uses a little more powder per case than Titegroup.
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Old June 13, 2007, 08:23 AM   #28
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Bullseye or 700-x......IMHO, both very accurate 45acp powders.
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Old June 13, 2007, 07:58 PM   #29
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I mostly use 700-X, AA#7 or 231 in my .45.
I also use 700-X in a Ruger .357, but it's a little fast.
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Old June 14, 2007, 12:49 PM   #30
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I've used Bullseye, Titegroup and Clays for target use, they're all good. Unique for standard loads.
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Old June 14, 2007, 01:47 PM   #31
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I've used 231 almost exclusively for my .45 ACP reloading. I'm very happy with it.
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Old June 14, 2007, 06:52 PM   #32
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I wish I could get 231 by me. For some reason Bass Pro Shops doesn't carry it, so I buy HP38. It's supposed to be the same or very similar to 231, except that some books have slightly different weights for them.

The reason I would prefer 231 is that almost every manual has recipes for it (only a few have HP38).
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Old June 14, 2007, 11:06 PM   #33
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For plated or jacketed bullets I've had excellent results with Bullseye, W-231, AA#5 and Unique, bullet weights of 185,200 and 230gr though a Colt 70's ser. And with my Marlin Camp .45 Unique and Blue Dot do best.
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Old June 19, 2007, 09:38 PM   #34
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Tite Group

Just made 750 rounds of 185 gr HBRN / 4.6- 5.2 grains at 1.250 and 1.255 OAL. Cleaned up the workshop. Found four on final weigh in 8 grains over and tossed them. My limit is 3.4 grains.
50 @ 4.6 grains
50@ 4.8
450@ 5.0 grains
200@ 5.2 grains
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Old June 19, 2007, 09:48 PM   #35
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.45 acp

Just did about 750 with Tite Group 4.6 grains -5.2 / Berry's 185 hbrn's.
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