Post by 1coyotemaster on Dec 26, 2017 20:07:00 GMT -5
Most fast burning shotshell powders work. 700X, Red Dot and Tite Group are all popular. Just be careful not to double charge a case as the capacity is far greater than amount thrown. I prefer to engineer a load with just enough juice to RELIABLY work the action, there's plenty of energy at relatively low velocity with a .45 and makes for more pleasant practice sessions.
I typically shot lead 200 SWC in my 1911s and I loaded them to a mild load with Hodgdon Universal Clays. When I shot trap competitively, I went through hundreds of pounds of Solo 1000, so giving a pound of it up to load .45 ACP was easy. Using just 5.0 - 5.8 gr depending on the bullet weight, I can load a lot of them from 1 pound of powder. They worked just fine for paper punching or ringing steel plates. If you want to hotrod the loads, 800-X will get you some speed.
Post by hornet22savage on Dec 26, 2017 21:43:23 GMT -5
Ok, I figured most shotgun powders would work. They had Longshot and HS-6, but the Power Pistol crosses between my Barnes info and my Hornady info. I have shot the Hornady American Gunner 185 gr. XTP and they shoot great. However I carry it loaded with Barnes TAC-XP. Gun is a Springfield XD.
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