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This is a discussion on powder within the Reloading forums, part of the Defensive Ammunition & Ballistics category; what powder to you like to use when reloading .45 ACP? and which ones do you stay away from? this is just a general question ...

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    what powder to you like to use when reloading .45 ACP? and which ones do you stay away from?

    this is just a general question but for those who must have it..

    target load. with 200grain RNJ with WSP Primers.


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    Promo with the lighter loadings and Unique with the heavier stuff.

    Not to be telling you what to do, but wouldnt a WLP (large pistol) primer be much less apt to fall out of your loaded round??????

    I've also been tinkering around with some AA #2 Improved powder that I got for free. Looks like it holds some promise--pretty clean burning and fairly accurate in my guns.

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    The 45 Auto takes large pistol primers. Get CCI 300 or WLP primers.

    AA#5 was designed for the 45 Auto. Smooth metering. HS6 and Unique are great too.
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    Another vote for AA#5.

    It works great for most medium load pistol rounds.

    Its pretty much all I ever use anymore.

    and yes, you need WLP, not WSP primers.
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    I was just going to ask the same question. Thanks.
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    I used to use unique but went to clays, cleaner burning no powder flash.

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    I like Titegroup - its cheap, meters well, and a little goes a long ways. You'll not want to use small primers when loading for .45 ACP

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    Ditto for Titegroup. It works well for me in 45ACP and 38SPL.

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    I'm still using Bullseye for light target loads and Unique for otherwise. Very happy to do so as well.

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    right now i am useing AA#5. i have used titegroup, unique, bullseye and they work well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coffeecup View Post
    Not to be telling you what to do, but wouldnt a WLP (large pistol) primer be much less apt to fall out of your loaded round??????
    Yes it is a Type-O.. srry WLP is how it should be.

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    Been happy with good ol' 231 for my light to medium loads with WLP primers.
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    I use both W231 and Clays. Happy with either.
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    Boy I'm getting old. Most of the powders I'm using are 25 to 30 years old except for Varget. I still load Unique for the .45 ACP but never heard of Tight group, Clays and AA#5.
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