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Old 07-29-2017, 04:29 PM
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A friend, who is moving to California, gave me 4# of Alliant Power Pistol powder.
Does anyone out there have any experience with this in 38 or 45 loads?
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:40 PM
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I use it in 38 special, sort of a warm load, and I use it in 45 auto, and 9mm. It is my auto pistol powder. Shoots clean, but is flashy, and loud
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Old 07-29-2017, 04:43 PM
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Loudest pistol powder I've ever used.

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Old 07-29-2017, 05:18 PM
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Thanks. Any suggestions for a 200 grain cast SWC in the .45? Starting loads seem to be like 6.5 grains?
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:12 PM
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From Lyman 49th 200gr SWC starts at 6.3gr for 816fps working at 13300CUP.Max at 7.0gr good for 919fps at 16800CUP.For my 45s,I found out that the starting loads were normally the most accurate,exept in my Combat Commander.Must be the exception that confirms the rule!
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:47 PM
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It excels in 9mm, 40 S&W and 45. My 40's like warm loads.
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Old 07-29-2017, 08:49 PM
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I have used it a lot. It BARKS, real loud. It does however load easily and performs well.
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Old 07-29-2017, 11:03 PM
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If someone thinks a particular powder is too loud maybe they should shoot pellet guns. Ear muffs work wonders.

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Old 07-29-2017, 11:07 PM
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....Acc #7 and Vihtavori (?) gets the fastest velocities in .38 and 9mm for them plus P loads you are looking for.
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Old 07-30-2017, 12:08 AM
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Brian Pierce wrote glowing reports in Handloader magazine using PP in 44 spl . I have never used it . But I have used a lot of it's 2 closest cousins , on either side , Unique and the new one BE-86 . Both with complete satisfaction . It should work fine for what you are asking .
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Old 07-30-2017, 06:47 AM
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Power pistol really shines in the older/low pressure calibers like the 38spl/44spl/45acp.

I use pp for my p+ loads in those calibers. I swage jacketed 225gr hp's for the 45acp. The pp/225gr bullet combo is pretty impressive in a 5" bbl'd 1911.
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Old 07-30-2017, 07:24 AM
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bluetopper, I don't think it's loud, I know it's loud. Everyone else on the firing line stops and looks at whatever I'm shooting when loaded with Power Pistol.
Personally I wear custom molded ear plugs (thanks VA) and 33dB muffs over those, and guess what, it's still loud. Since I only shoot indoors, I don't use PP anymore. Anyone in Denver need a few pounds??

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Old 07-30-2017, 11:33 AM
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Power Pistol is my favorite powder in 38 Spl +P with 158 gr swaged or cast bullet - I use Speer 14 38 Spl +P data. 5.6 grs "PP" had duplicated for me Rem's 38 Spl +P 158 gr LHP velocity. 6.0 grs, max Speer loading, is a very accurate loading with more velocity (some chronographing obtained 1,075 fps+ in 6 inch tube using Hornady 158 gr lswchp - ref Handloader Magazine).

I also use it for a strong mid range 357 Magnum load - 7.2 grs behind 158 gr cast. Very accurate loading at this powder level.

I don't use Power Pistol in standard 158 gr lead 38 Spl loads - here I use Bullseye (3.5 grs) and HP38 (4.0 grs). Both very accurate.
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Old 07-30-2017, 11:56 AM
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I was very happy with it for .38 Special and 9 MM. For .40 S&W and .45 ACP the muzzle flash was extreme. At the indoor range it looked like a camera flash.
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Loudest pistol powder I've ever used.

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Makes my .9mm 929 sound like a .45 acp
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Old 08-10-2017, 01:16 PM
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Like others, it's my favorite for 44 Special+ and 38 Special+ loads.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:22 AM
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bluetopper, I don't think it's loud, I know it's loud. Everyone else on the firing line stops and looks at whatever I'm shooting when loaded with Power Pistol.
Personally I wear custom molded ear plugs (thanks VA) and 33dB muffs over those, and guess what, it's still loud. Since I only shoot indoors, I don't use PP anymore. Anyone in Denver need a few pounds??

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Stu,

I am in the Denver area and will happily take it. PM Sent.
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:59 AM
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All yours Alex. PM replied to.

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