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Recommended powder for .32 Mag.- .45 Colt


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Time to buy another 8 pounder. Currently use Titegroup, but open to others. I would like to be able to load most/all of my handgun cartridges. Mostly reload .32 mag., .38 Special, .45 Schofield, .45 ACP and .45 Colt. Do some .380 ACP and 9 mm. Lower cost appreciated. 

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ClayDot would also work for the calibers you mentioned.  I use Clays for that range but Clays is really hard to find.  ClayDot is essentially the same powder and is available.

 

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Bullseye, Red Dot, Clay Dot, WST, 700-X, many others.  Depends upon what you can find to buy, more important than "one powder would be perfect for everything".

 

But TiteGroup is commonly available (more than most) and as you know, will work for all of them.  And somewhat cheaper since it uses so much nitroglycerin in it (cheaper than all nitrocellulose content).  Don't change unless you have a REAL GOOD reason.

 

good luck, GJ

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im looking to load some shorter 45AR with cowboy loads and only have the 45colt load at this time , im planning to load he same powder as i dont want to buy something different - is there a good load for 45AR and 45ACP in the cowboy loads for red dot or clays ? 

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1 hour ago, watab kid said:

is there a good load for 45AR and 45ACP in the cowboy loads

 

PLEASE do not use ANY .45 auto load data at higher pressure levels in .45 auto OR Cowboy 45 Special cases that are going to be shot in single action revolvers!  Many of those guns cannot handle 20,000 PSI safely.

 

Neither Hodgdon nor Alliant have published cowboy match level loads for the .45 Auto Rim, AFAIK.   Nor for the Cowboy .45 Special, or for .45 auto cases used in a few single action revolvers that have a rimless cylinder.

 

Now, from several years of cowboy load "wildcatting" with the Cowboy 45 Special, I can tell you about 3.9 to 4.2 grains of either Red Dot or Clays with 200 grain cast bullets will give you a pretty safe load in the Cowboy 45 Special case such that it makes about 800 FPS.  I do not load 45 Auto Rim, but that probably could use the same range to make consistent loads - but that is all up to you.   GJ

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17 hours ago, Garrison Joe, SASS #60708 said:

 

PLEASE do not use ANY .45 auto load data at higher pressure levels in .45 auto OR Cowboy 45 Special cases that are going to be shot in single action revolvers!  Many of those guns cannot handle 20,000 PSI safely.

 

Neither Hodgdon nor Alliant have published cowboy match level loads for the .45 Auto Rim, AFAIK.   Nor for the Cowboy .45 Special, or for .45 auto cases used in a few single action revolvers that have a rimless cylinder.

 

Now, from several years of cowboy load "wildcatting" with the Cowboy 45 Special, I can tell you about 3.9 to 4.2 grains of either Red Dot or Clays with 200 grain cast bullets will give you a pretty safe load in the Cowboy 45 Special case such that it makes about 800 FPS.  I do not load 45 Auto Rim, but that probably could use the same range to make consistent loads - but that is all up to you.   GJ

 

 

thank you , the things you site are exactly why i asked , i am thinking cowboy loads for cowboy guns , what you provided is what i had interpolated but i was wanting some confirmation - i appreciate all that you have mentioned , i do load 200 grain RNFP cast lead , that gives me a good place to start 

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