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    What is the powder that you think is the best for loads in .380, .38, 9MM, .357, .40, and .45.

    I load .38, 9MM, .40, and .45 and use Bullseye for every load. I research 4 different loading books to determine the right (best) bullet then go from there. This approach allows me to only research bullets and not both bullets AND powder. Bullseye is a very fast burning powder.

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    I have been using Bullseye for a long time in 45 loads, also have tried and found a great training load using Win 231. Bullseye is great, fast, consistent, but DIRTY!
    A friend that reloads a lot more than I do turned me on to Ramshot powders and I have found it meters excellent, all of the powders are spherical so they are very consistent through the powder drop and it burns much much cleaner.
    Once I burn through all the other powders that I have (pun intended), will most likely be using Ramshot from here on out. I also find a bullet I like for whatever purpose I am after and then vary my powder amount to matchfor the load I want. Being gone so much lately and now unemployed has put a serious crimp in my reloading lately, presses are sitting under cover and lonely.
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    MMSZBI,

    I know bullseye is dirty, but it is a consistent burning powder...and you are correct, it is DIRTY. I am going to look up ramshot and see if it is mentioned in my load books.
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    mmszbi,

    I have looked in the Lee, Hornady, Lyman, and Speer books and none of them mention ramshot. Can you point me in a direction to get load data for ramshot?
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    Yup, Ramshot.com. complete online load data for just about any cartridge, bullet type, rifle or pistol. Just print them out. You will find the best selection of Ramshot powders at PowderValley.com, but I am finding that Sportsman's Warehouse has been carrying the entire line lately. I use Zip for pistol loads and Tac for AR loads, Hunter for bigger calibre rifles.
    Ramshot has only been around for last few years to my knowledge, they are a fairly new powder manufacturer. They are not listed in any of my manuals either. If my friend hadn't mentioned them, I wouldn't know about them either.
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    9mm - WSSF

    45ACP - Clay's (used to use Bullseye...liked it a lot, still do...but my sensei turned me onto Clay's and haven't turned back since...still have 4 containers of Bullseye sitting there)

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