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Best powder for .380?

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  1. #11 re: Best powder for .380? 
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    Cool!

    I am looking at Accurate Arms 2, Bullseye and Reddot. I have all three laying around.
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    The only thing I could get as of yet due to the shortages, is IMR 800X. I've been using it in 45LC and it has been OK. I'me hunting down data for 380 and 9MM Parabellum. I'll post when I have results.
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    Hodgden Tite Group has worked very well for me. Meters great, as good as W231/HP38.
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  5. #14 re: Best powder for .380? 
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    I have been OK with AA#2. start light and see how it works for you. several different weights and styles of bullet, lead, plated and jacketed. the short barrel makes me think a slower powder would likely be wasted. use #2 for several of my plinker loads so it is usually on the shelf
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    CFE Pistol Powder works great for most calibers, 3.3 minor- 4.0 major... I use 3.5 most the time with Xtreme 100gr
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    Agree with the ball type powders...Unique is too slow for .380. Accurate #2 works for me.
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    Red Dot worked well enough for me when I was loading 380.
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    Im going to try #2 when I get back home in a couple days and pair it up with CFE, I need a chrony in the future for real results...
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    Red Dot and Promo are nearly identical and are great for those who load shotshells as well as handgun ammo. Good luck finding any!!
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  11. #20 re: Best powder for .380? 
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    Old thread, I know.

    I've used 3 powders for 380;

    Power Pistol - meters OK, shoots well.

    Autocomp - meters GREAT, can throw consistent measures for 1000's of rounds. Shoots well.

    Titegroup - meters almost as good as Autocomp - very touchy though - an extra 2/10's of a grain makes for way more oomph. Shoots great.

    Things being what they are these days, take what you can get - but if you have a choice, the 3 above do work well.
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