.45 ACP powder options

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  1. olyroller

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    All good reasons to use AA#5. I might try it next time I buy powder. Does it also work well for 9mm and .40S&W?
     
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  2. Mikej

    Mikej
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    Has anybody mentioned W231/HP38? :D

    I like it.
     
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  3. JD2

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    AA#5 works quite well in the 9mm. I don't shoot or load for the 40 S&W so I've no experience there, but the burn rate is such that it should be a good powder there too. I use AA#5 in the 38 Special, 9mm, 44 Special, 45 ACP, and 45 Colt. It does a good job in all of them as long as you're loading moderate to full power loads. There are better powders for light loads, but for medium to full power loads, it's a great, versatile, powder....
     
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  4. DirectDrive

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    An old 1911 competition shooter I knew, used 231
    Meters well, clean burning and does the job.
    That's all you need.
     
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  5. Pete F

    Pete F
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    I use AA#5 for my .41 AE, which is very similar to the .40 S&W. It works great. My Dad made up some .357 Magnum using AA#5. I haven't tried them yet, but should work fine.
     
  6. olyroller

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    Thanks. I think I will give it a try.
     
  7. Shootshellz

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    W-W 231 or AA #5. Both are 'ball' powders that measure like nobody's business through a powder measure. I save the 'flake' powders (read: Red Dot, Green Dot, etc.) for shotshell reloading.
     

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