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fergsgunshop 12-31-2012 02:32 AM

Best powder for 45acp
 
Looking for powder for my 550 dil looking do find a good powder.

JonM 12-31-2012 02:38 AM

i like unique for 45acp. it meters well and works great in that cartridge

robocop10mm 12-31-2012 03:52 AM

Any fast to medium pistol powder will work. The .45 is a VERY forgiving cartridge. I have used Red Dot, Blue Dot, 700X, W-231, Unique, and probably a few others over the years. All seem to work just fine

c3shooter 12-31-2012 03:59 AM

A can of Unique and a can of Bullseye will get you thru loading 98% of handgun ammo. I like Bullseye for revolvers, Unique for autos, but that is just my tastes.

Axxe55 12-31-2012 04:08 AM

i have found Power Pistol by Alliant to work quite well in all the pistol cartridges i reload and gives very good results as far as accuracy. now how well it meters in a Dillon 550, i have no knowledge of. but you might want to look into it as well.

JonM 12-31-2012 04:14 AM

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Originally Posted by axxe55 (Post 1072865)
i have found Power Pistol by Alliant to work quite well in all the pistol cartridges i reload and gives very good results as far as accuracy. now how well it meters in a Dillon 550, i have no knowledge of. but you might want to look into it as well.

i ordered a bit of power pistol from powder valley along with primers and a few other things. if i can remember ill post how it goes when i run a batch of 9mm in the xl650

Axxe55 12-31-2012 04:19 AM

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Originally Posted by JonM (Post 1072874)
i ordered a bit of power pistol from powder valley along with primers and a few other things. if i can remember ill post how it goes when i run a batch of 9mm in the xl650

i just measure mine on my scale so i can't comment on how well it meters. but i have found it to be a very broad spectrum powder that works quite well in a number of pistol cartridges.

earl1412 12-31-2012 04:26 AM

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Originally Posted by fergsgunshop (Post 1072727)
Looking for powder for my 550 dil looking do find a good powder.

Have loaded over 10,000 round of 45 ACP using W-231. When shooting conventional pistol competion using a S&W 25-2, indoors 50 ft, 185 LSWC, 4.4 grains. Using a Dillon 550 never had any problems, and was extremely accurate.
For outdoor 50 yards, used 4.8 grains W-231.
You may need to bump up the powder usage to make a 1911 function for softball, but the powder always fed correctly, and when measured did not vary.
YMMV
Earl

dustinoif3 12-31-2012 09:14 PM

+1 on win 231. I use it exclusively on 9, 40 and 45. I have a 550b and it meters great. Recently though my reloading shops have been sold out of 231 for a couple months. Ive got 3 1/2 pounds left. Ugh. Had the owner of the shop talk me into trying tite group so I bought a pound. He warned me to pay attention to the stuff because it doesn't take very much grain wise compared to others. Haven't loaded any yet.

dustinoif3 12-31-2012 09:17 PM

Jon I've read on this forum about powder valley. Looked at the site and was surprised how cheap it was. Then I clicked checkout and passed out when I saw the hazmat fee. When you order I'm guessing your doing serious bulk?


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