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Old June 8, 2012, 11:26 AM   #61
Mike Irwin
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"The reason Bullseye, Unique and 231 have such large followings is because forty years ago, they were the only reasonable choices."

231 didn't hit the shelves until 1979 or 1980.

Prior to that Winchester offered 230, but it wasn't an entirely suitable powder.

There weren't as many powders on the market back in the early 1970s as there were today, but there were several that were very useful for .45 ACP, including Red Dot and another now discontinued Winchester shotshell powder, the name of which escapes me at the moment.

WW 231 remains popular today because it's what Winchester uses in most of its handgun ammo (non cannister version, of course), so people are familiar with it's characteristics and capabilities.
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