GUN Powder for loading .45's

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  1. BLH

    BLH Member

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    Ok, starting to reload for my CZ-97b, what powder do you guys use for reloading .45's? I'm not loading anything to terribly hot, just some 185gr SWC's and JHP's, I'm not trying to kill myself with these loads. Primers are WLP's if that matters to you at all.
     
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    The best handgun powder I have found for any caliber is Unique. It's accurate, consistent, and burns pretty clean. Good luck finding some these days though....
     
  3. BLH

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    Thats my second question. Where to buy powder? Not sure of anything local, any good place online?
     
  4. I always used Winchester 231. Really, there are a lot of good powders for .45, and your choice might be dictated by what's available. I'd try to buy locally unless you're buying in real large quantities. The hazmat and shipping charges will eat up any savings you may find online otherwise.
     
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    All I use for .45's is Clays. Clean burning, and more importantly to me, recoils soft and consistent.
     
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    I use Clays as well and am happy with my choice.
     
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    I use mostly Win 231/HP-38 in all of my .40 loads. I would use Unique, but I can't find any right now.
     
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    I've been using titegroup for my 230gr loads, but I'm about to try it on some 185gr loads, has anyone else tried it with the lighter bullets?
     
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    That is exactly what I was thinking of saying.
     
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    What sort of load are you running on those 230's with Titegroup? I have a lb of it I bought when i couldn't find Unique, I've been meaning to run up some test loads...
     
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    4.3gr of titegroup behind 230gr berrys plated round nose bullets.
    They've been running 100% in my Springfield Champion so far (~600 rnds). I wouldn't be surprised if they'd run with a lighter charge, as they seem a little on the hotter side.
     
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    Win 231 for years here on my colt 45
     
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    That's just a little more than what I load when I use titegroup. I dont' have my reloading log with me but I would load 4gn of TiteGroup behind a Rainier Ballistic 230gn RN. I would get an average of 740fps out of my gov't.
     
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    Everything I know about .45ACP is that you probably should use Clays, Titegroup or Unique.
     

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