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Old September 8, 2000, 07:27 AM   #26
Bud Helms
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Has anyone ever used Herco?
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Old September 8, 2000, 08:46 PM   #27
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A year ago I would have said unique, but other powders have prevailed recently.

I now use 231 and bullseye because I am almost exclusively shooting match 230 grn ball rnds and these powders give me the best accuracy.

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Old September 9, 2000, 05:18 PM   #28
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I would give a look at the powders that ArmySon has suggested! In my experience AA#5 is VERY dirty. From the many posts I have read concerning this topic (esp. @ top rated powders are:
I have heard that VV is a very clean powder. Expensive, but clean.

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Old September 11, 2000, 02:09 AM   #29
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Hodgdon HS-6 is versitile stuff for all handgun calibers. Light loads to +P stuff. It works for 44 mag. but the Hodgdon H-110 is specifically tailored for large caliber magnum loads.

HS-6 burns reasonably clean at sufficient pressures. I don't load a lot of light stuff with HS-6. It's a bulky powder designed for medium to heavy pistol loads and shotgun loads.
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Old September 11, 2000, 04:03 PM   #30
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While most of my reloading has been for multi-gauge shotgun (skeet), I recently started loading for .45acp.

I selected W231 with 200gr copper-plate flat-point bullets, loading only to levels that assure adequate functioning in my Para P12.

W231 meters well and it's the cleanest powder I've ever shot.
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