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Thread: 9m winchester powder

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    Boolit Bub

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    9m winchester powder

    hi
    has anybody loaded 9mm with 231 Winchester powder and what did they think about it and how was it
    I'm not looking for a load I just want to see what you guys think of the 231 how it was if you loaded 9mm I only have three different kind of powders
    I never loaded 9mm I'm big in to 40/10 /45

    thanks Joe R

    International clay
    titegroup powder
    Winchester 231
    accurate 2

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    winchester 231/Hodgen HP-38/ramshot zip all day long. 4.5 grs with 115 fmj or 120 cast

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    Boolit Master Hick's Avatar
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    Me too-- W231/HP-38 works just fine in 9mm, although I mostly use titegroup in my 9mm
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    Pretty much all I use in my 9 mm and 9 mm Makarov (9x18) is win231/HP-38 (itís the exact same Powder just different labels) or unique. Unique can be a pain to meter so I do prefer win231/hp-38. I like the fact that win 231 has been around since 60ís and unique is one of the oldest smokeless powders. Iím not one to jump on the latest new products bandwagon, in anything. I know if I have a pound of win 231 or unique ( or rounds loaded with either of those powders) sitting on a shelf for 20 years they will do what they are supposed to do. As long as they are stored properly. I canít say the same about some of the newer powders. Titegroup is a great powder Iíve used it plenty of times but I became concerned when I left some titegroup in my uniflow powde measure for a couple days and it clouded/ etched the plastic powder hopper. Oh and you donít want to leave a plastic dipper in a jug of titegroup either.
    Just my way of thinking for what itís worth
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    Work OK. Does not have the zip it used to have. Almost like they made it slower. It is very dirty burning. Not as bad as unique but you will notice the extra crud when cleaning.

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    My stock of HP-38/W231 is over 10 years old. I use it in my 9mm loads with a 122 gr bullet with very good results. I use Clays as well.
    Don Verna

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    Very versatile powder. Don't use it in 9mm but it is my go to in .45 acp.
    You'll go far providin' you ain't burnt alive or scalped."

    Will Geer as Bear Claw in "Jeramiah Johnson"

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    Give er a go. It might be the best for your setup.

    My long time go to was PB, but that is history. Bullseye is good too. My current favorite is Titegroup, but I don’t recommend it if you are are just getting started as min to Max is a narrow window.
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