.380 Reloading

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ETORDIE, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. ETORDIE

    ETORDIE New Member

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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?
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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  3. Kraj

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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
     
  4. ETORDIE

    ETORDIE New Member

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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!
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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.
     
  6. fupuk

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    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?
     
  7. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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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
     
  8. fupuk

    fupuk New Member

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    Thanks, I will see what I can find.
     
  9. Rick1967

    Rick1967 Well-Known Member

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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.
     
  10. ETORDIE

    ETORDIE New Member

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    I have some Titegroup so I will have to look into that one. Thanks!
     
  11. ETORDIE

    ETORDIE New Member

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    I looked up the reloading data for Titegroup and it looks promising! Thanks for the info!
     
  12. The Man

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    I switched to Win 231 with my .380. Much better results.