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I was curious to see if anyone else has any input on which powders work best in 45 acp. Most notably the short barreled xds.

Powders I currently Have a supply of.

-Aliant Bullseye
-Aliant Unique
-IMR 800x


I have just recently got my 45 acp dies and am trying to figure out what is best for 45. I have only reloaded 380 acp and 9mm in the past.
 

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I've used Winchester 231 for years and have always had good results, both with cast and jacketed bullets.
 

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I have been using Unique for over 30 years.
 
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Hi jeeper1. Welcome to the forum.

Why not stop be the intro and say hello.

Been quite a few years since I have been in Sequim. Used to live there years ago.
 

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Hodgdon HP-38 is the same as Winchester 231. I've had good luck finding this as opposed to the 231. Works great in 9mm &.38spl loads to boot!
 

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I've used the 800. Not impressed. Not clean burning. Left little bits of powder down the barrel. I use clays for lead rn. And I like it. Not to mention you don't have to use a lot of grains.
 

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Bullseye has had the best results for me, with win 231 in a strong 2nd place for .45 acp.

Power pistol has had best results for me with win 231 in a strong 2nd place for 9 mm.


I keep a few lbs each of the Bullseye and Power pistol and have a few lbs of win 231 as backup.
 

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I use unique. It seems to meter well, but it's dirty. That's not to say that it causes problems in 3-400 round sessions, but it takes more than a casual wipe down afterward.
 
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