Cleaner Burning Powder

Cleaner Burning Powder

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    Cleaner Burning Powder

    Can anyone recommend a cleaner burning powder for reloading? I haven't really looked into it. I'm still on my first pound of HP38, but it's about gone. It's pretty good stuff, but imo a bit dirty. If there's something that's quite a bit cleaner, but not necessarily twice as expensive. Is there some kind of happy medium here?

    This is for .45 reloads for range shooting (still got about 600 230 gr. LRN, but might be open to changing to 185 gr LSWC if it's better).
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    If you are using .45acp then LSWC may give feed troubles .... IMO even lead truncated cone won't always feed well.

    Cleanest powers I found, across the board were Vitavhuori -but trouble is they are expensive - way more than many others. Instance N-310 for target loads.

    I do believe a light load with 231 (bullseye too) will be quite clean ... but another contributor to mess can be lube if bullets grooved for alox type lube.
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    I haven't been using too much lube, trying to be sparing with it.

    Also been loading somewhat light. I will try this Bullseye out. Thanks for the tip.
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    Try Winchester Super Target [ WST ], it burns clean in 45's and 9mm's. I don't load but for those two calibers so can not comment on other calibers or charges.

    Can't find WST, try Winchester Super Lite.

    I used Win 231 for years in the 45's. It's not bad in the lighter loads as P95Carry states.

    I'm about to start loading with AA #2, not sure how clean it is, but it is inexpensive.

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