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Old November 22, 2004, 08:39 AM   #1
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Winchester Super Target powder

I just picked up a can of WST.Has anybody worked up any loads for the 45 ACP in the 1911 pistol?How do you like it? I shoot indoors with lead 200 grs.SWC.I used 4 grs. of bullseye to a large extent but find it is a dirty burning powder.My older reloading manuals don't list the WST and so I need some info on loading this powder with my 200 gr.SWC and WLP primers and CCI 300 primers,if the primers would make that much of a difference.I'll be launching the bullets out of a Series 70 Gold Cup and a Less Baer Premier 2.
Thanks for any input on this matter......Jump boot
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Old November 22, 2004, 11:18 AM   #2
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Old November 22, 2004, 12:54 PM   #3
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Based on advice from Brian Enos' forums, Winchester's PDFs and the Midway Loadmap, I tried 4.0, 4.5, and 5.0 under a 200gr LSWC in my Springfield GI. It seems to like the 5.0 best, although the lower loadings are fine. The books say 5 grains runs around 900 FPS.
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Old November 22, 2004, 04:17 PM   #4
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I've gotten excellent results using Ranier Plated 200gr SWCs out of my SA 1911-A1 Mil-Spec. These load very close to lead loading specs, so maybe my loads below can help you out.

200gr Ranier SWC
1) 9.6gr AA#5 1.258"OAL
2) 4.7gr Win WST 1.258"OAL
3) 5.3gr Win 231 1.258"OAL

The AA#5 load will shoot sub 1" groups at 15yds and the WST load is only slightly less accurate.
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Old November 22, 2004, 06:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the come back guys.You are most helpful.I loaded up some today with the WST and am looking forward to trying them out at our indoor shoot.
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Old November 25, 2004, 08:05 PM   #6
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WST is wonderful stuff!

I switched from WW231 to WST many years ago. 231, while a fairly clean powder, still got guns cruddy enough after a couple hundred rounds to force a cleaning session between stages of my IPSC competitions.

Now I use WST for .45 ACP, .45 Long Colt, .44 Special, .38 Special, 9mm Luger and 9mm Steyr.

Let me know how your WST experience goes in .45 ACP. I've got a few good loads built up, primarily for 200gr cast SWC bullets.
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