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    Powder - what to use

    Hey team,

    Covid got me locked down for the next week and Iím quick smart running out of powder - ap70n to be exact.
    I donít think itís being produced anymore so need to find a readily available alternative. Iíve never branched outside my norm ( ap70n )

    Whoís using what?

    I solely shoot 9mm, 147gn flat nose, through a shadow 2
    Go fast, Donít suck

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    Hodgdon Universal is the equivalent to AP70.

    You could try a faster powder like Titegroup, using less of it of course!

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    Hodgdon sell it as Universal.
    Alliant"s equivalent is Unique
    Vihtavuori's is N330
    Good luck
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    I have a new container of AP100 if that helps
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Depends on what you can find.
    Be-86 or power pistol are other options.
    Be-86 can be used for a heap of pistol rounds, itís good stuff in my experience.


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    win 231 goes well with heavies

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    or even WST or Titegroup

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    Use Ap50 . I use 3.2 grains

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    titegroup would probably be the most common powder available if you want to stock up.although my go to powder would be aps450

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    N320, all the way.
    If you can find it.
    Cleaner than ap70, meters well. Clean.
    Did I mention clean.... - in a sp01, never had a issue in over 20k rounds (well, had one issue, when I forgot to add the n320....) and the cleaning regime was after ever shoot, spray with mx3, rack a few times and into safe. Next time out, rack a few times and wipe down. About every 2k, strip down and actually sort of mildly clean. Repeat.
    The vit is the best.
    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    Hope you get well soon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sideshow View Post
    Hope you get well soon
    And that!!

    Get well
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    Please excuse spelling, as finger speed is sometimes behind brain spped........ Or maybe the other wayy.....

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    I have Vihtavuori N160 here,
    Vihtavuori 560 and a new pottle of Hodgson HS-6

    The HS6 probably closest to what your using but I’m not near my book to check
    A big fast bullet beats a little fast bullet every time

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    Quote Originally Posted by G.I_Joel View Post
    Hey team,

    Covid got me locked down for the next week and I’m quick smart running out of powder - ap70n to be exact.
    I don’t think it’s being produced anymore so need to find a readily available alternative. I’ve never branched outside my norm ( ap70n )

    Who’s using what?

    I solely shoot 9mm, 147gn flat nose, through a shadow 2
    I have a near full container of AP 70 N I could sell
    'Bother' said Pooh, as he chambered another round ... Wong Far King Way

 

 

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