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What is your favorite Bullseye Powder?

47% 47% 
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10% 10% 
[ 24 ]
14% 14% 
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1% 1% 
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1% 1% 
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8% 8% 
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9% 9% 
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1% 1% 
[ 2 ]
5% 5% 
[ 11 ]
0% 0% 
[ 1 ]
0% 0% 
[ 0 ]
3% 3% 
[ 8 ]
 
Total Votes : 230

Pistol Powder List?

Post by beeser on 10/4/2014, 12:54 pm

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Post by beeser on 10/4/2014, 4:25 pm

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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/4/2014, 10:09 pm

OK, here goes:

If I didn't include your favorite powder, DON'T vote on one of the options on the list.  Post the name of your powder below and I will add the option onto the "ballot".
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Post by sixftunda on 10/4/2014, 10:17 pm

I also use 700x.
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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/4/2014, 10:28 pm

If my setup worked, you can vote for multiple powders AND retract a vote.
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Post by beeser on 10/4/2014, 10:33 pm

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Post by Steve B on 10/4/2014, 10:56 pm

Clays or VV N310.

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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/5/2014, 1:06 am

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Post by BE Mike on 10/5/2014, 7:47 am

You forgot American Select, Solo 1000 and e3.
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Post by kwixdraw on 10/5/2014, 8:32 am

Winchester 231/HP38
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Post by Rob Kovach on 10/5/2014, 9:43 am

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Post by kwixdraw on 10/5/2014, 10:26 am

700-x fell off the list.
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Post by beeser on 10/5/2014, 10:34 am

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Post by HUGHT on 10/5/2014, 11:33 am

How about all of the above

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Post by Fire Escape on 10/6/2014, 6:34 am

While I cast my vote for 700X, it is not my absolute 'favorite', it is what we have been able to get here in Northern New England this summer. I was down to a few onces of several powders and out of the rest when a friend called to say that he was standing in front of a case of 700X at a LGS. I knew only that it was reported to be fairly versatile and said to get some. Shortly thereafter 6 containers (they are no longer a full pound like much of retailing - they shrunk) showed up and I am working on loads for all our pistol needs at theis time. I have to say that it does not meter all that smoothly through my 10 X measure, frequently a 'flake' will slide between the housing and drum and tend to bind things up. My load development is still in the early stages consisting of 'will it function and drop a falling plate'. I have noticed that I have moved well past the start loads without getting 100% lockback on my Sig 227 while everything tried has functioned with the 1911s.
Of topic for a Bullseye discusion but learning to stand and walk on my new knee has slowed my progress in that field this summer .... but next year!

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Post by james r chapman on 10/6/2014, 8:49 am

ClayDot, probably include with clays.
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Post by beeser on 10/6/2014, 8:56 am

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Post by DavidR on 10/6/2014, 11:31 am

W231 is a old bullseye shooters load, you don't see many new shooters try it. I cant say why it was once favored by many, not any dirtier than bullseye, about the same cost too. I have 12 lbs as back up powder for my retirement years myself.
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Post by 3 gun Gus on 10/6/2014, 1:17 pm

Grey.  Any fast powder that will give me the velocity I need.

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Post by beeser on 10/6/2014, 2:50 pm

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Post by DavidR on 10/6/2014, 4:08 pm

I use bullseye the most.
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Post by beeser on 10/8/2014, 4:57 pm

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Post by Jon Eulette on 10/8/2014, 5:12 pm

In the late 80's Bullseye and 231 were typical powders being used by most BE shooters I knew in San Diego area. So I'm surprised it's that low.
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Post by teg2658 on 10/8/2014, 6:42 pm

Looks like WST is still a well kept secret. I changed to WST when Winchester stopped making 452AA and have yet to find anything better. If I do much more testing of powders in the 45 I will have to buy a new set of 1911 inserts for my Ransom Rest.
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