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BCMac
02-28-2014, 11:41 PM
Starting to reload a variety of new to me calibers. I am hoping to find some versatile powder suggestions for .45ACP, 9mm and .357.

Rory McCanuck
03-01-2014, 02:33 AM
Kinda hard to go wrong with Unique.
Maybe not the best powder for any of them, but it'll work.
Makes for great light loads in rifles, too.

stevesummit
03-01-2014, 06:28 AM
I have used titegroup in those rounds

coldestcanuck
03-01-2014, 11:34 AM
Bullseye or W231

DNormandeau
03-06-2014, 01:31 AM
Bullseye or W231

W231 workes well in my 45acp but is pretty darn dirty. I am going to try hodgdon clays next.

Suberman
05-09-2014, 09:33 PM
Winchester 231, works for most handgun rounds and people like its results, I use it for 9mm and 45 ACP, going to use it for 38 spec.

Although it is dirty as people above said, but I clean my guns any ways and it isn't hard to remove it.

Canuck
05-09-2014, 09:49 PM
Winchester 231, works for most handgun rounds and people like its results, I use it for 9mm and 45 ACP, going to use it for 38 spec.

Although it is dirty as people above said, but I clean my guns any ways and it isn't hard to remove it.

Any of the Winchester powders would work quite well in the 9mm and .45. Powders such as 231, WST, or WSF. They, along with Unique, would work quite well in the .357 for target or light loads. And, Bullseye, as has been mentioned should work quite well in all 3 calibres also.

I often read that 231 burns dirty. I have shot 200 plus rounds at a time in practice in either my 9mm or .45 and I don't find my guns any dirtier than any other powder after the same number of rounds. Bottom line is that the above Winchester powders are economical to load and shoot accurately in my guns.

Greglc
05-10-2014, 07:52 AM
I've only tried Unique, 231 and titegroup, I would take titegroup anytime. I reload 9, 357 and 45.

Spectre
05-10-2014, 01:02 PM
Another vote for Titegroup. I use it in my 9mm and 45ACP. Haven't reloaded for 357, yet...