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    WSF powder?

    Does anyone have experience with this particular powder? I'm looking for W231, which is in short supply locally. Have been told good things in mod. 45 ACP and 9mm with this.

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    Re: WSF powder?

    Funny, I was looking for some "Lil Gun" or Unique today...and all I could find was the 231..., seriously

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    Re: WSF powder?

    WSF is a great gunpowder for 9mm Luger. I haven't tried it yet in .45acp - but I intend to.

    It is very clean-burning and gives a lighter recoil sensation than W231 - smells better than 231, too. It may become my gunpowder of choice for 9mm Luger - above AA#7 and HS6/W540.

    I'm still experimenting with it in 9mm - it seems to like being loaded mild or hot and performs well in an autopistol at either end of the loading spectrum.

    xtm

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    Re: WSF powder?

    No idea how any powder works since I am still learning. But i was into GunCrafters today in Salem and they seemed to have a variety of powders available. Had around 20,000 small pistol primers too.


    Just a FYI for what its worth.

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    Re: WSF powder?

    WSF is my preferred powder for loading .40 S&W. Try 6.0 grains under a 155 grain plated or jacketed bullet, Win, Federal or CCI SP primer, OAL 1.125". Very accurate, clean burning and low recoil.

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    Re: WSF powder?

    I haven't used WSF but I have used a bunch of WST in cast bullet 9mm loads. I wouldn't use it with jacketed bullets in 9mm. There are far better choices, WSF being one of them. WST shoots very soft, burns clean, is very low smoke and meters great. It's my #1 cast bullet powder for 9mm, .45ACP, and .40S&W as soon as my USPSA Limited gun gets built.

    WST is a lot faster than WSF, so WSF may not be that good with cast bullets.
    Hopefully WSF shares some of the traits of WST because it's excellent!

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    Re: WSF powder?

    I have had xlnt results in 45acp and 9mm using W231 in a variety of bullet weights. Only negative is it is a bit on the dirty side compared to others but I can put up with a bit of smoke for accurate results. As for WSF, yes, I have used it in 40SW and 357SIG with great results. Cant say about 9mm tho.
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    Re: WSF powder?

    I've been using WSF with my .45 ACP with lots of luck. Very good powder. Measures extremely well in my Dillon powder measures.

    I also use it for my 148 gr DBWC loads in .38 and have had good luck with 158 grain LRN bullets in the .38 as well. Tried it with 125 grainers recently and found exceptional SD over the chronograph.

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    Re: WSF powder?

    If WSF is so great, then WTF must be even better!

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