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Old 02-26-2011, 09:42 AM   #1
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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.



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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.



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

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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.

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

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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.
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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!

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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.
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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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