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Old 11-19-2015, 09:53 PM
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:21 PM
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Been using Titegroup and it is very reliable. Match load is 4.8 gr. on a 230 grain bullet. Now that is close to max so if you want scale it down to 4.2 - 4.4 and build it up as you get used to your grouping it will be fine.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:28 PM
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My favorite is with Bullseye.
But since that powder (Alliant powders in general) is kinda scarce in my area (I don't order in bulk), I've had good results with TiteGroup, CFE PISTOL, 231 & AutoComp. Out of those four, I like TiteGroup.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:31 PM
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Bullseye is all I have shot and started on it a year ago. I'm fairly new to reloading and it was highly recommended. The only thing is that it's a bit smoky. But I shoot hard cast lead too so the lube has more to do with the smoke than the powder. I think I'll switch to jacketed or coated bullets.
I've had the same smoky issue with BE & cast lead (almost as bad as black powder).
No smoke issues with jacketed or plated though.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:36 PM
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Clays= #1
Seems like most pistol powders work.
231. titegroup work well.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:57 PM
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Bullseye, tite group, unique, whatever... In that order.


It's a low pressure, low velocity round, it's not too picky.
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Old 11-19-2015, 10:59 PM
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At the moment using Bullseye. I like it but it I liked BE-86 more. When I run out of Bullseye I will use BE-86.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:03 PM
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For 200gr LSWC, Titegroup or Bullseye.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:09 PM
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700X for 12 gauge, 9mm Luger, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .45 Colt, and .45ACP.

Not always the cleanest burning with real light loads but sure is efficient and streamlines the loading process.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:12 PM
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200 LSWC:
N310 Red Dot 231 in no particular order.
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Old 11-19-2015, 11:45 PM
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All great powders, but in my order of preference for Bullseye competiton.

VVN310
Bullseye
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:18 PM
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N310 for light target loads, Bullseye for everything else.
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Old 11-20-2015, 04:25 PM
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I've used and like HP38 but I have some CFE to try as well
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:04 PM
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Vectan 9.5. If the reloading data from Vectan is correct (4.3gr @773fps for 230gr) then it is the bees knees. Shoots extremely soft, accurate enough for me, and is pretty clean. Much better than HP-38/Win231
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Old 11-20-2015, 07:30 PM
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At the moment using Bullseye. I like it but it I liked BE-86 more. When I run out of Bullseye I will use BE-86.
Actually, you will still be using Bullseye just in another form. BE-86 is Bullseye that is granulated differently to slow it down and has a flash suppressant added. It was developed to replace what we call Power Pistol which was originally known as Bullseye #2 which was originally developed to load military 9mm ammo (Power Pistol is again just basically a different granulation of Bullseye with (I think) a retardant added) but was found to have too much muzzle flash.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:09 PM
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4.2 gr of VV N310 topped with an Extreme 230 gr copper plated RN bullet and a Winchester Large Pistol primer to get everything in motion.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:44 PM
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For a 200 SWC or 230 ball, loaded with 5.5gr, I like W231, but find it dirty at 5.0, so WST if I go below 5.5.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:47 PM
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started with Titegroup have switched to WST because it was more available.. like both
Agree. One point to add is Clays is really, really smooth (feeling) shooting. I use it when I want to savor a session.
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Old 11-20-2015, 09:48 PM
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I'm screwing around with N320 right now because earlier this summer when I needed some powder, most of the others were unavailable. Clean, good velocity, measures well, no complaints.
I bought a pound each of N310 & N320 based on it's' popular reveiws on this site and others. Looking at it mainly for use in a 200 grain H&G 68 target load in my Les Baer.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:01 PM
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bullseye since i couldnt find it recently tite group
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:12 PM
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Actually, you will still be using Bullseye just in another form. BE-86 is Bullseye that is granulated differently to slow it down and has a flash suppressant added. It was developed to replace what we call Power Pistol which was originally known as Bullseye #2 which was originally developed to load military 9mm ammo (Power Pistol is again just basically a different granulation of Bullseye with (I think) a retardant added) but was found to have too much muzzle flash.
Side by side, it also shoots very different. I find BE-86 to shoot a bit softer than Bullseye. I also found BE-86 to be cleaner. When I get home I'm actually going to do some chrono with them. I'm also going to try some CFE-P and TG. I have used TG before but don't remember if I liked it.
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Old 11-20-2015, 10:19 PM
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Unique. Bulky enough that a double-charge will overflow the case.
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:11 PM
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I've been using mostly Unique for at 35 years, works with everything, I use a heck of a lot of it in my .45's.
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Old 11-20-2015, 11:54 PM
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231 and HP38 . Goes fast or slow .
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Old 11-21-2015, 12:40 AM
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W231/HP38, Bullseye and Red Dot.

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