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Old 03-03-2017, 11:03 AM
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I have been reloading 45 for a few years now. I have used tite group (ok), 700x (excellent), power pistol (excellent) and cfe pistol (ok) on 230 grain FMJs.
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Old 03-03-2017, 11:32 AM
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I have had my best luck with W231 and HP38. According to the reloading manuals, they are the same powder.

The powders are pretty clean and meter very well.

As for primers, I have always used CCI Large Pistol Primers.
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Old 03-03-2017, 02:12 PM
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Thanks for the generous answers and advice, folks. Much appreciated!!!!
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Old 03-03-2017, 03:14 PM
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I've used W231, titegroup, and 700x with good results. The 700x doesn't meter well for me.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:16 PM
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I started loading .45 ACP with 230 gr. FMJ and 5.0 grs. Bullseye. Then I tried some Red Dot that someone gave me. After that it was Unique for years and years. Now I'm switching over to AA#5 for .45 ACP. I just received 8# of AA#5 yesterday.

I haven't tried W231 but that may be in the future.

I've just about given up on the Alliant powders except for 2400 in .44 Mag. I found them to be dirty and they don't meter well.

Part of yesterday's shipment was AA#7 and AA#9 to try in .357 and .44 Mags.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:24 PM
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I use hp38 with 230gr fmjs.
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:55 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Twinson View Post
Bullseye is what I use for 45acp.

^^ This ^^
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Old 03-04-2017, 07:38 AM
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I've loaded 45acp for years. Have used a number of powders including Unique, Bullseye, SR7625, HP38/Win 231, WST, and Clays. For punching holes in paper, I like a lighter load, using Berry's 185gn hollow base round nose bullets with WST. While any of these powders have worked fine, I prefer WST.

For dies, I use a titanium carbide sizer die (most die makers make a carbide sizer die), which doesn't require lubing, as well as a separate crimp die, to give the shells a very slight crimp, really just smooths the case against the bullet.
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:08 AM
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I Settled on W 231 a few years ago. Just recently a friend gave me several lbs of Bullseye and it is nice also. 230 FMJ is all I load for my 45s. Just keeps things simple across the board for my 45s...
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Old 03-04-2017, 08:19 AM
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[QUOTE=sigman2;1574969] Now I'm switching over to AA#5 for .45 ACP. QUOTE]

I was going to try that but it wasn't available when I bought powder and have plenty of 231 and 700-x to last me for some time
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