Does anyone have some experiences or magic recipes for loading .45 ACP with N340? Looking for personal experience here, I can read official load data
Thanks for the feedback, didn't realize they weren't used much in the US. Obviously they are easy to get a hold of here, but they are indeed expensive. I tried VVH in .357 Mag and was so happy about the performance that I'm not going to let the 11$ extra / lb get in my way (not taking into account avg. loads/lb).Biartr, VVH powders are expensive and pretty scarce in my area ... in fact I've never seen N340 nor have I seen any load data for it in my reloading manuals. As such, you will probably not get much guidance from folks on this side of the pond.
Great to hear that, because I selected it based on your previous guidance about how to select powders Most references I've found talk about N320 for 45ACP.I did some research and found N340's burn rate is excellent for 45 ACP loads.
Power Pistol is great powder for full power pistol loads and at $18 per lb, you stole it!! Here it's still going for $25-$27 per lb or $190 per keg. The N340 is scarce around here too and what little I've seen is spendy!! I stick with H110 for my full power 357mag loads and Power Pistol for full power 40s&w, 45acp, and of course my custom 6" Glock convertable loves Power Pistol for both my hot 45 Super and my hot 10mm.Biartr, In late June, I went to a gun show and bought some Power Pistol powder. I paid $18 for a pound ... about $4 cheaper than a few months prior. I thought about buying a jar of VVH N-130 but it was $35/lb. The other VVH powders were priced about the same ... about double US brand name powders. VVH powders are good .... but not twice as good.
Be sure to keep us posted with your 45 ACP and VVH N-340 powder.
I guess that makes one 'old fart' to another then and yes, I use a lot of Power Pistol but I keep it mainly for full power loads. I've got TiteGroup for low power and Unique for mid range stuff.COSteve, Being an Old Fart, I'm pretty stuck in my ways concerning reloading stuff. Once I find a load that meets my needs, I rarely venture into new territory. I had been using Unique in my 45 ACP loads for decades ... excellent performance ... no reason to change, however a few years ago, I ran low on ammo and was totally out of Unique and couldn't find any so I bought a jar of Power Pistol. It quickly became my "mid-burn rate" favorite. Power Pistol has a very wide linear range ... meaning it works well in a large range of velocities and bullet weights, more so than Unique. It meters better than Unique in most powder measures yet accuracy and pistol function are both excellent.
Yes, I think I got a smokin' deal on the pound of Power Pistol. The normal price in my area is $22~25. I probably should have bought another pound ... just because, but at the rate I have been shooting, a pound of Power Pistol should keep me going for quite a while. I use 6.7gr with 230gr bullets ... so I get over 1000 loads per pound. This load chronographs right at the factory ammo spec of 850 fps out of my full sized 1911s.