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Found some Winchester 231?

Post by beeser on 1/18/2015, 9:34 am

I've been looking for some Winchester 231 for a while.  After looking at the powder equivalent chart at the head of this forum section I may have had some all along in the way of PB.  Is it exactly the same the way that HP38 is the same as Winchester 231 or is it just equivalent?

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Re: Found some Winchester 231?

Post by james r chapman on 1/18/2015, 10:04 am

231 and hp38 are the Same powder according to the manufacturer. Just labeled different. Pb is not.
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Post by beeser on 1/18/2015, 10:12 am

james r chapman wrote:231 and hp38 are the Same powder according to the manufacturer. Just labeled different. Pb is not.
OK, in what way is it equivalent?

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Post by james r chapman on 1/18/2015, 10:19 am

PB? Is not equivalent. It is usable using existing loading data. It is a slower burning powder designed for heavy shot loads in shotguns and handguns.

http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/data/pistol
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Re: Found some Winchester 231?

Post by DavidR on 1/19/2015, 12:30 pm

Winchester is a licensed brand name they do not make powder, hp38 is the powder that is put into the w231 cans and sold, same exact powder just different names
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Post by LenV on 1/19/2015, 1:41 pm

Look at the "sticky" DavidR posted. The Pb is equivalent, it is just not the same powder. Within 5% as stated on the chart.
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Post by DavidR on 1/19/2015, 2:40 pm

the comparison report is a good way to find like performing powders.
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Re: Found some Winchester 231?

Post by beeser on 1/20/2015, 2:56 pm

The question is in a way moot now.  I purchased some HP38 today at my LGS while picking up my new to me S&W 617.

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Re: Found some Winchester 231?

Post by james r chapman on 1/20/2015, 3:17 pm

Then us WW231 data. Wink
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Re: Found some Winchester 231?

Post by beeser on 1/20/2015, 3:34 pm

james r chapman wrote:Then us WW231 data. Wink
That's the plan.

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