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Old 12-31-2012, 01:32 AM   #1
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Looking for powder for my 550 dil looking do find a good powder.

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Old 12-31-2012, 01:38 AM   #2
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i like unique for 45acp. it meters well and works great in that cartridge

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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

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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.

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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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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+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.

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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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