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Old May 2, 2008, 11:09 AM   #1
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What are your favorate ball powders for 45 ACP?

What are your favorate ball powders for 45 ACP?
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Old May 2, 2008, 11:15 AM   #2
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I've always had good luck with W231.
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Old May 2, 2008, 11:21 AM   #3
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I like W-231 and AA#5.
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Old May 2, 2008, 11:34 AM   #4
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Hands down 231.
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Old May 2, 2008, 12:00 PM   #5
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Old May 2, 2008, 12:05 PM   #6
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w231

Is 231 still being made? Or is it being marketed under one of Hodgdons powders?
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Old May 2, 2008, 01:01 PM   #7
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As far as I know 231 is still being sold. That said, I suspect at some time in the future they will drop it in favor of HP-38 which has the same characteristics.
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Old May 2, 2008, 01:53 PM   #8
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Yep, they are still producing 231. I have used it for some time now and have no complaints.
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Old May 2, 2008, 02:28 PM   #9
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Hp38
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Old May 2, 2008, 06:13 PM   #10
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Yet another vote for W-231.
Thanks for the heads-up on HP38, though.
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Old May 2, 2008, 06:57 PM   #11
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Sounds like 231 is it. I just picked some up and I look forward to trying it out.
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Old May 2, 2008, 11:21 PM   #12
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W231.....can't beat it! The only thing that W231 has against it is.....it works itself into the Lee powder dispenser making it drag a bit. Other then that it's a great powder, consistant and fairly clean!
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Old May 3, 2008, 01:27 PM   #13
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Win 231 and the old stand by Bullseye
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Old May 3, 2008, 06:06 PM   #14
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ditto Cheif.
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Old May 3, 2008, 06:49 PM   #15
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ww231 hs6
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Old May 4, 2008, 08:09 PM   #16
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WW231 for Target
AA#5 for upper end
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Old May 4, 2008, 08:18 PM   #17
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231 for me too.

Just got a pound of titegroup from a friend to try out. He's had good luck with it in .45ACP and several other calibers I believe.
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Old May 4, 2008, 08:26 PM   #18
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Titegroup for the 45acp is hard to beat especially mild target loads, accurate
low recoil and a real cost saver with large number of rounds per pound can.
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Old May 4, 2008, 08:28 PM   #19
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Yeah a buddy of mine had a 4lb jug of it and gave me a pound out of it.

Yes I have a pound of powder in a mason jar in my shed with a handwritten label on it.
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Old May 6, 2008, 12:09 AM   #20
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Yes I have a pound of powder in a mason jar in my shed with a handwritten label on it.
I'll remember this so 20 yrs from now when a poster inquires about the mystery powder he bought at an estate sale.....................................
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Old May 6, 2008, 12:25 PM   #21
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I used to love AA#5, but have found I can get the same velocities / power using HS-6, and it meters a lot better (less "staticky") in powder measures, at least in mine, anyway. After I've used up the #5 I have left (using it in mid-power LRN target rounds right now), it'll be HS-6 from here on out exclusively.
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Old May 6, 2008, 07:20 PM   #22
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Old May 6, 2008, 08:19 PM   #23
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Yes I have a pound of powder in a mason jar in my shed with a handwritten label on it.
Put it in a dark container. There's a reason powder is always sold in dark containers. Heck you could even cover the mason jar with duct tape. Exposure to light is bad for powder.
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Old May 6, 2008, 08:56 PM   #24
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Another W231 user.

Anyone tried Ramshot Trueblue?
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Old May 6, 2008, 09:17 PM   #25
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I like 231. If you want to try a flake powder I'd reccommend 700X. I think the 700X burns cleaner.
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