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45 acp powder ?

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For heavy loads, yep.  For target or standard loads in the .45 Auto, Winchester's other jewel of a powder is fantastic (WST).

 

Good luck, GJ

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On 8/28/2020 at 12:19 PM, Hoss said:

Bullseye was developed for the 45ACP. 

It’s cheap, meters well, available, and it works! 
 

 

 

The 45 ACP has been around since 1898?

 

L&R Bullseye...

...was introduced in 1898 to replace L&R's "Smokeless Revolver Powder. This is one of those powders that had several types. There were two versions of Bullseye, the first of which was known as Bullseye #1 or “dust” Bullseye. L&R Bullseye #2 was supposed to have been brought out in 1904 as small round black discs .038” dia. X .003”, ostensibly because there were insufficient quantities of #1 to meet demand. It contained 40% NG. This Bullseye #2 is what we identify today as Bullseye, and is believed that it has not changed formula since its introduction in 1898. It went to DuPont in 1907 and to Hercules in 1912. Bullseye, Unique, and Infallible were all made from the same formula, the only difference being granulation.2 It is still manufactured by Alliant in 2007. ~Klaus Neuschaefer

 

On a side note, back around 1909, the US Government's loading machines kept dropping an occasional "double charge" of Bullseye in their M1909 45 Colt loads. Most of the time they would blow the gun with the first shot. DuPont came up with a replacement powder called RSQ. One could fire six consecutive double charged 38 caliber loads before it got ugly. Being "rescued" by DuPont, Major K. K. V. Casey requested it be called "RSQ"......Resque! The powder was dropped two years later with the Model 1911. ~Sharp, 1937

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19 minutes ago, Savvy Jack said:

 

The 45 ACP has been around since 1898?

 

 

 

On a side note, back around 1909, the US Government's loading machines kept dropping an occasional "double charge" of Bullseye in their M1909 45 Colt loads.

 

The load referenced here is not the .45ACP, but the last generation of the .45 Colt that was used in the M1909 DA Revolver.  Basically a militarized Colt New Service.  It was the last revolver adopted as our main sidearm before the 1911.
 



 

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35 minutes ago, Savvy Jack said:

 

The 45 ACP has been around since 1898?

 

L&R Bullseye...

...was introduced in 1898 to replace L&R's "Smokeless Revolver Powder. This is one of those powders that had several types. There were two versions of Bullseye, the first of which was known as Bullseye #1 or “dust” Bullseye. L&R Bullseye #2 was supposed to have been brought out in 1904 as small round black discs .038” dia. X .003”, ostensibly because there were insufficient quantities of #1 to meet demand. It contained 40% NG. This Bullseye #2 is what we identify today as Bullseye, and is believed that it has not changed formula since its introduction in 1898. It went to DuPont in 1907 and to Hercules in 1912. Bullseye, Unique, and Infallible were all made from the same formula, the only difference being granulation.2 It is still manufactured by Alliant in 2007. ~Klaus Neuschaefer

 

On a side note, back around 1909, the US Government's loading machines kept dropping an occasional "double charge" of Bullseye in their M1909 45 Colt loads. Most of the time they would blow the gun with the first shot. DuPont came up with a replacement powder called RSQ. One could fire six consecutive double charged 38 caliber loads before it got ugly. Being "rescued" by DuPont, Major K. K. V. Casey requested it be called "RSQ"......Resque! The powder was dropped two years later with the Model 1911. ~Sharp, 1937

Might have been better to say Bullseye was original powder for 45ACP  Worked then, works now. Pay attention, don’t double charge!

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1 hour ago, H. K. Uriah, SASS #74619 said:

 

The load referenced here is not the .45ACP, but the last generation of the .45 Colt that was used in the M1909 DA Revolver.  Basically a militarized Colt New Service.  It was the last revolver adopted as our main sidearm before the 1911.
 



 

Yeap.....but it was discontinued because of the 1911......The powder (RSQ) was dropped two years later with the Model 1911. The powder may have never used in the 1911 but the 1911 phased out the need for it fir the 45 Colt.

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I have used Bullseye, American Select, 231 and WSL. I also have Clays, but need to burn through others before I try that. Attached is a page from the older Lee manual.

230 gr lead loads.jpg

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Double tap...............

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