I picked up an 8lb jug of International at a recent gun show for a great deal and was wondering if anyone has used it in pistols. Hodgdon doesn't post pistol data, except for a few cowboy loads, for it anymore because it is said that pressure can be "peaky". They used to have it printed right on the jug with some shot shell data but changed the label to 12 and 20 gauge data.
I would like to try this in 45 ACP pushing some 195 grain 452488's and the 9mm behind 124 grain Lee RN. I'm not looking for the perfect high speed low drag load. Just something for some plinking fun.
ADI makes the powder for Hodgdon. They sell it in as AS50N. They also list its equivalent as Green Dot. I have heard about some using Green Dot starting loads reduced a little to begin a load work-up. Has anyone here tried that? If someone has Quickloads and wouldn't mind taking the time to compare Green Dot and International for the two calibers above it would be greatly appreciated.