Amen to that. Well stated.Quote:
Light charges of H110, Win296, 2400, and 4227 are just recipes for "yuck" performance and nastiness in a revolver bore full of partially burned powder granules.
Light loads of any of the above are simply asking the powder to do what it was not meant to do.
I went though this exact thing about 20 years ago. After trying dozens of powders, I settled on Accurate #5.
Its specifically recommended for light to medium loads and is a very versatile powder, going from the mild .38's up to the mild .44 magnums.
Using Keith style semi wad-cutters loaded to 1000 fps, I had loads that were very accurate in my .357 Dan Wesson with a 6" barrel that were very pleasant to shoot.
This also works well with .45 ACP, 40,9mm and .44.
Using 240 Keith style LSWC at 1000 fps is my favorite load for my Colt .44 Anaconda. Its accurate out to 100 yards and is another load that I can shoot all day.
Accurate #5 is good stuff. Low flash, low smoke, good for most pistol calibers if you just want plinking loads this is some of the better stuff out there.