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Re: If you could only use one pistol powder, which one would it be?
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Unique,it works for my pistols and 20 GA field gun.
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Posts: 95 | Location: Oregon | Registered: 31 December 2001Reply With Quote
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2400. You can almost load it in anything.
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I use lots of different powders but if ONLY one I would go with Unique.
 
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Blue Dot.


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15 years ago, I would have said Unique. Nowadays, Universal Clays. Burns a little cleaner, with similar performance.


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Accurate 5744 It is pretty good if midrange loads are the fare.


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Accurate Arms #5, their competitor to Unique... Six grains in the 9mm behind a 125-grain lead round nose, a 158-grain SWC in a .38 Special, or a 175-grain round nose in the .40 S&W. I shoot 11 grains behind a 44 mag 250 SWC or a 210-220 grain SWC in the .41 Mag, and 4.5 grains in the .380 with 100-grain pills. Haven't played with it in the .32 H&R, 45 Colt or 45 ACP yet, but so far it is pretty darned good in what you see listed above.
 
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another vote for Unique-I use it in .357,some .44 and light 20ga. loads
 
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another vore for UNIQUE and I've got a stash so won't be changing to anything new in the immediate future, either.

.38 Spl., .357 Mag., .45 ACP, .44 Mag. and like others have said also not just for the pistols & revolvers it works great in 20 & 28 Gauge too.


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H110- Gives me the best performance in my big bore revolvers and I would only hope I could make it work in my auto's. Still I could'nt give up my H110.


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WW-296!

It works good in my 44 Mag and my 357 Mag!


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W-231


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Unique for me.
 
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Unique. It can be used in just about every cartridge know to man.
 
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Nobel Sport Vectan SP2


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+1 FOR UNIQUE
 
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+1 FOR UNIQUE
 
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For 30 years or so I have used Unique for just about everything but it leaves alot of soot. Been using Blue Dot lately, also versatile and doesn't leave so much residue.


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I agree with Chuck!


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Another vote for Unique!


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Unique...but it is dirty.
 
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I'd probably go with Unique, but I'd hate to give up my 2400. Really bad. Really really bad.
 
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Unique. Nothing more needs to be said.
 
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Unique and accurate arms number 5 Both of these powders will do most pistols and reduced loads in many rifles. Be careful in the reduced rifle loads as problems can arise with large case capacitys . I know we are talking about pistols here but have to tell yall about my great reduced 3030 load . I cast 130 grain bullets which shoot great out of m1 carbine pistols Automag and Ruger Not with unique or num 5. (but could be loaded) I use 6.8 grains of aa# 5 in 3030s with 2 inch groups at 100 yds on a good day. Non gas checked no leading after 100 rounds ( no filler added too , bullet sized to 309 dia ) crono broken but will penetrate 3inch maple tree and blow the crap out of cans I suspect1400 mabee with no recoil and no ear muffs good shooting to yuall from Kentucky
 
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Blue Dot would be my first choice, followed by Unique or Titegroup.
 
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Used to be Unique, but today would have to say 2400.
 
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Its a tie, Unique or 2400. Guess if it came down to it I would settle for Unique.
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A year and a half ago I answered Vectan SP2 but that is probably not available in the US. Next best powder is VihtaVuori N340. See my post in Your Favorite Loads for 40 S&W.


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BULLSEYE OR HERCO. I LOVE THE SMELL OF ALOX IN THE MORNING...
 
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BLUE DOT
 
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One powder for all pistol/revolver loads, plus some odds & ends like 20 & 28 gauge.....

.....also UNIQUE thumb


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15 years ago, I would have said Unique. Nowadays, Universal Clays. Burns a little cleaner, with similar performance.

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I load 38/357 and 45ACP and Universal is pretty much all I use. Then again, Hodgdon/IMR is the local powder company.


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Titegroup gets used ALOT in my 45 ACP and 45 LC.
 
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Unique does it for me too.
 
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Hodgdon HS6, which is pretty much the same sort of stuff as Win. 231. I like the way it fills the cases for 38/357, 45 ACP. For 44 mag. I go with Hodgdon H110, which is formulated specifically for this caliber.

But HS6 works for 44 mag, if I could only use one.
 
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Reddot is the most versatile pistol propellant
 
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One pistol powder?

Unique

Have not used universal or any of the modern medium burners that might have Unique's versatility.



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If I can have only one it would be Unique. I've been using it for 40 years.
 
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H110, but then I only shoot magnums. Big Grin


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unique!
 
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