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Logan2302 02-26-2011 09:42 AM

Smokey loads
 
I was wondering how many of you out there would share your short lists or a web link that listed the powder/bullet combinations that create excessive residue and smoke. I'm mainly focused on lead bullets because cleaning up a jacketed bullet load isn't too hard.

With lead bullets sometimes the crud & smoke is caused by the lead, the bullet lube, or both.

I shot a few rounds of 40's the other day I think were loaded with Titegroup (a new powder to me) that were real smoke bombs.:(

cpttango30 02-26-2011 04:22 PM

I did some loads in my 45 that used bullseye and man that stuff is FILTHY. I stick to titegroup now in my 45acp.... I can shoot all day long and it doesn't look dirty at all.

TXnorton 02-26-2011 04:36 PM

.45 Long Colt - 230 grain lead round nose bullet over 35 grains (volume) 3Fg BLACK POWDER. Makes LOTS of smoke!

Rick1967 02-26-2011 04:40 PM

I use titegroup all the time. That is my favorite pistol powder. However, clays is supposed to be really clean. I have used a little. Don't really remember anthing special about it myself though.

thesalos 02-26-2011 05:49 PM

I have found the w 231 shoots very clean. Better then Clays and BLUE DOT

jpattersonnh 02-26-2011 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thesalos (Post 453907)
I have found the w 231 shoots very clean. Better then Clays and BLUE DOT

W231 is my go to for cast lead target loads. It is dirtier than Unique. But I still run at least 500 rounds w/ 231 without issue.

Logan2302 02-26-2011 08:46 PM

Bullseye v Titegroup
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cpttango30 (Post 453863)
I did some loads in my 45 that used bullseye and man that stuff is FILTHY. I stick to titegroup now in my 45acp.... I can shoot all day long and it doesn't look dirty at all.

When i picked up those 40's, I only had the fps marked on the box. Since your post vie been thinking that they may have been bullseye loads instead of Titegroup!

Thanks


I went back to my notes and have found out that the only options I would have used were Power Pistol or Titegroup at that time. Bullseye is probably too hot for a 180 gr lead 40 cal and I haven't been using it large calibers.

Logan2302 02-26-2011 08:55 PM

For some reason I never got into 231 or Clays, but I think I'll get some to try. I do use Titegroup in 9mm with good results.


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