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Old April 9, 2005, 09:26 PM   #1
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Clean powder?

After about 250 rds today through my P97, I took it home and cleaned it. I did no cleaning during but it was spotless to begin with. I ended up with a thick caked on "grease" All around the firing pin, extractor, trigger, and other internals. Not to mention the muzzle was black instead of steel. This "grease" seemed like a lot of unburnt powder, which was also all over my shirt and face. I use IMR 4227 and AA#9. The IMR Powder was from the .44mag I was also shooting. The AA was what I used in the 45 acp loads (the 250 rounds). I am guessing the "grease" is the AA (being that it is a fine powder). I reason i believe is this because the 4227 appears in most of the same spots and it is more easily identified. Anyway I just wanted to know if there was a cleaner burning powder out there. I was told to try Lil' Gun and AA#7 and Titegroup. Any other ideas?
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Old April 9, 2005, 11:36 PM   #2
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Try the ramshot line. I haven't found any better yet. www.ramshot.com and it's temperature insensitive also.
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Old April 10, 2005, 12:50 AM   #3
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I always use W 231 or WST don't have that problem.
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Old April 10, 2005, 07:50 AM   #4
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Hodgdon Clays and Power Pistol are about as clean as I have found.

Were you shooting lead bullets? The 'grease' sounds like lube residue......
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Old April 10, 2005, 08:03 AM   #5
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2nd the Winchester powders.
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Old April 10, 2005, 08:22 AM   #6
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I didn't think about that lead bullet thing. I was (couldn't afford to shoot that much if I wasn't) shooting lubed lead bullets.
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Old April 10, 2005, 08:24 AM   #7
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About the cleanest I use is Titegroup even cleaner than W231
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Old April 10, 2005, 03:01 PM   #8
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I've found VV-N320 cleaner than Titegroup, but it's about 2x the price so I stick with TG, which is still WAY cleaner than Unique.
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Old April 10, 2005, 03:59 PM   #9
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Clean Powder

Is, IMHO, grosslt overrated! One is supposed to clean one's weapon after EVERY use regardless!
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Old April 10, 2005, 08:59 PM   #10
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Another vote for Titegroup. The cleanest burning powder I have ever loaded.

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