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Old 10-10-2013, 02:31 PM   #1
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Reloading .380 rounds using 3.2 gr of SR 4756, CCI Primers, and 100gr RNFP plated bullets. They fire just fine but it seems like I get a lot of unexpended powder coming out when the cartridge ejects. I have reloaded 9mm and .45 and not having any issue, the 9mm using the same powder and primers. Is it the powder?



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That powder is way too slow for the .380. I would not use anything slower than green dot. I use 231 and red dot with good results.
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I also use red dot and it works well. It's pretty much the only powder I use, so I'm kind of bias

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Thanks for the info. I have not seen Green or Red Dot since I started reloading! Will keep it in mind though! Thanks for that site also!

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Finding powder is tricky these days. I have been looking for Unique and Blue Dot for months now. I settled for Herco the last time I got powder and made it work for my needs.

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Finding powder is tricky these days. I have been looking for Unique and Blue Dot for months now. I settled for Herco the last time I got powder and made it work for my needs.
Same here, haven't seen any Unique for almost a year on the shelf. Im down to about half a pound left and that isnt gonna get me to far. And suggestions on powder for 45acp, 357mag and 44mag?
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.45 is easy. Almost any fast to medium burn rate pistol powder will work. From Bullseye to Blue Dot. The .45 is a very forgiving cartridge.

The others, not so much. For hot loads I prefer H-110 or W-296 (essentially the same powder). Blue Dot or 2400 work too

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Thanks, I will see what I can find.

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I have used HP-38 in .380 with ok results. But my favorite pistol powder is Titegroup. I use it in .380 and 44 mag, and just about everything in between.

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I have used HP-38 in .380 with ok results. But my favorite pistol powder is Titegroup. I use it in .380 and 44 mag, and just about everything in between.
I have some Titegroup so I will have to look into that one. Thanks!


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