What lubes have the lowest smoke for handgun loads? My biggest problem is with .40 S&W loads shooting a 180 grain boolit at about 940 fps using Titegroup. Sometimes the smoke is so thick it obscures the targets when shooting really fast (2 rounds/ second or faster; easy to do on some IPSC and steel plate stages.) I've been using Jake's Purple Ceresin which does a good job other than the smoke. The smoke is especially brutal if facing the sun or shooting on a lighted range at night. In those conditions the smoke is a problem even at slow rates of fire. I'm currently trying Jakes's Scarlet Ceresin which is a little harder but so far I can't tell that it smokes any less.
Any success stories for reducing smoke in light .45ACP loads? My usual load is a 200 gr SWC at about 650 fps using Winchester Super Target for steel plate matches using the same lubes as above. I need to speed that load up a bit to reduce the carbon fouling in the chamber. It's not developing enough pressure to seal the case against the chamber wall.
All suggestions appreciated!