Powder

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TroyS
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Powder

Post by TroyS » January 8th, 2013, 2:55 am

Right now I only have 2 cans of powder for my reloading. IMR Hi-Skor 700 and Accurate #2.
Since Accurate #2 is such a tiny grained powder it leaves powder dust on my bench and my press. I use it for my practice and plinking loads.
Hi-Skor is for the Jacketed hollowpoint loads.
I just ordered 500 9x18 Mak Starline cases and 500 9x18 Mak Missouri bullet co Cast bullets. What is best powder to use for my P-64 reloads. I'm looking for a light recoil accurate loading. I always bring my P-64 with me when I take friends shooting. They see it and want to shoot my "James Bond" gun.

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Re: Powder

Post by RobsTV » January 8th, 2013, 7:43 am

I use W231 (HP38) for all pistol calipers from 32's to 45's, and it always works great.

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Re: Powder

Post by TroyS » January 15th, 2013, 4:44 am

Ordered a 4lb jug on your advice day after you posted your reply. The day I ordered it Brownells said it was in stock. 3 days later I get an Email saying its backordered.

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Re: Powder

Post by normsutton » January 15th, 2013, 7:21 am

TroyS


unique is another powder that works in all pistol cartridges, but primers and powder is going to get harder & harder to get , for awhile I think
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Re: Powder

Post by budman46 » February 2nd, 2013, 10:09 am

troy,
good luck finding any powder these days...folks are into big-time panic buying.

accurate #2 and 700x are both listed in lyman's latest cast bullet reloading manual with identical charges and similar velocities with a 100 gr casting, they are: 2.6 to 3.8. these two and 231 (hp38) are all fine for the mak, but #2 and 231 meter better.

the dust you see from #2 is likely graphite...a little hand vacuum will fix it.
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Re: Powder

Post by papabear » February 2nd, 2013, 10:11 pm

Unique gets my vote.

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