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Old 11-23-2016, 11:25 AM
GlenS GlenS is offline
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CFE (Pistol) powder

A friend recommended this powder. Picked up a pound at local gun show. The loading data is on the manufacturers web site. Firing them doesn't seem different from other powders but it leaves the bore very clean. I think they have a rifle powder also. Anyone else tried tis powder?
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:38 AM
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I love CFE Pistol. I use it in a variety of handgun calibers.

Hodgdon has load data on their website. http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:18 PM
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It has been my "go-to" for 9mm for the past year. I have also worked up loads in 32LC, 45, and 44Spc. When I run down to 1 pound of Universal on 45 I will switch over to CFE-p as my primary powder for it as well.

I just wish I could find it in something larger than 1 pound jugs.
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Old 11-23-2016, 08:22 PM
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I almost got it but I shoot mostly cast.

Josh
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Old 11-23-2016, 09:04 PM
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Great powder.

I like it for cloning 9mm SD rounds. Doesn't work as well for cloned 45acp SD loads but make for great range fodder.

And it's very easy to find at a good price.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:38 PM
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It has been my "go-to" for 9mm for the past year. I have also worked up loads in 32LC, 45, and 44Spc. When I run down to 1 pound of Universal on 45 I will switch over to CFE-p as my primary powder for it as well.

I just wish I could find it in something larger than 1 pound jugs.
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:06 AM
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I almost got it but I shoot mostly cast.

Josh
I shoot all cast and CFE Pistol works just fine. Nice and clean even though there's no copper fouling to erase.
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Old 11-24-2016, 06:42 AM
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I shoot all cast and CFE Pistol works just fine. Nice and clean even though there's no copper fouling to erase.
I figured it would, but it's 1/3 more around here. I'm figuring this is due to the CFE designation. Not paying for that which I don't need.

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Old 11-24-2016, 07:06 AM
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Got some when it became available a while back and none of my other powders were available. Didn't need powder but got some to bolster stock. I've used it with both 9mm and 45. Liked it for 9mm right off the bat. Seems fine for 45 but haven't tweaked the load and use it more for 9mm.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:22 AM
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I use it a ton for plated 230rn. Found the sweet spot for my gun using Xtreme. There is a rifle powder as well, cfe223, but I haven't used it yet. Good stuff! Costs a little more than others and you use a little more.
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:47 AM
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I figured it would, but it's 1/3 more around here. I'm figuring this is due to the CFE designation. Not paying for that which I don't need.

Regards,

Josh

That doesn't sound right, Josh. If it's really that much more I would suspect
"supply and demand" issues - not manufacturing.

Down here it's the same price as everything wlse (except Titegroup, which is a few bucks cheaper)
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Old 11-24-2016, 07:52 AM
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I'm still evaluating CFE vs my go-to Titegroup. So far I see no accuracy differences.
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Old 11-24-2016, 08:31 AM
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It has been my "go-to" for 9mm for the past year. I have also worked up loads in 32LC, 45, and 44Spc. When I run down to 1 pound of Universal on 45 I will switch over to CFE-p as my primary powder for it as well.

I just wish I could find it in something larger than 1 pound jugs.
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And when you work out the hazmat/shipping cost it is less than a dollar a pound difference than buying it by the pound at the LGS. I should have made it clear that it would be nice to have a LGS that had it in stock.
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Old 11-24-2016, 10:38 AM
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Titegroup is a fast powder, CFE pistol is medium slow, like HS-6.
There is really no comparison between them as far as burn characteristics are concerned.
Titegroup excels at low to medium velocities, CFE's niche is medium to upper end velocity in auto pistol cartridges.
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