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Old January 15, 2006, 10:39 PM   #1
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Anyone use HP38 for .45ACP?

I got a tub of this stuff and assuming it hasn't gone bad, is this decent powder for .45?
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Old January 15, 2006, 11:28 PM   #2
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Yup, HP-38 is just a little faster than WW 231 which makes it a fine powder for .45 ACP target loads. I would not try for max velocity with it, particularly with 230 grain bullets, but it will do well in target and mid level loads. Good in .38 Special, too.
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Old January 16, 2006, 05:03 AM   #3
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I use a ton of it. Wish i could still get it. Ive heard that it was the same thing as 231 but never experimented enough to verify it. IVe still got a couple 8 lb jugs to use up first.
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Old January 16, 2006, 08:04 AM   #4
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Do y'all have any load data using this powder?
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Old January 16, 2006, 08:55 AM   #5
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HP38 Data

4.2gr-5.3gr 230gr jacketed 1.200 min oal
5.2gr-5.9gr 200gr jacketed 1.155 min oal
4.4gr-5.6gr 200gr lead 1.225 min oal
Data posted in Lee's Modern Reloading. JDG
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Old January 16, 2006, 09:35 AM   #6
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this is what I used for my .45
HP-38 5.3gr 832mv 16,800 CUP and this is from the Hodgdon site
shot very nice and accurate too, I had a Firestorm .45
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Old January 16, 2006, 11:01 AM   #7
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Lloyd, the version I heard, but have no way to confirm, is that HP-38 was the remains of the very shortlived WW 230. WW 230 was reformulated to become WW 231, but the changes were minor.
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Old January 22, 2006, 07:15 AM   #8
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Hp-38

I had heard that HP-38 and 231 are the same powder much as H110 and W296 are the same.
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Old January 22, 2006, 11:36 AM   #9
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or maybe (just maybe)

HP38 = W230
like
H110 = W295

yep........maybe.
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