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The only powder I have ever used is VV 320. And I am just starting to load 9mm and the load data someone gave me calls for Winchester WSF. Is there just on kind of WSF the one bottle I saw said it was for shotgun shells

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Many powders are both Shotgun and Pistol usage. WSF and WST are Winchester Super Field and Super Target. Both designed for shotgun but just as heavily used by pistol shooters.

I use both Clays and Universal Clays as my two big powders. Both are considered shotgun powders. Both are heavily used and documented as pistol powders.

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yes ... it's the right stuff

What they are saying (or trying too) is that a lot of powders that you will use for pistol loads were/are intended for shotgun loads as well. However, that doesn't make them any less effective as pistol propellants

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Does anyone here use WSF with 40 S&W (in particular, 165 gr plated bullets) or 45 acp (in particular, 230 gr plated bullets) ?

I have just gotten batches of plated bullets from HSM (via IQMetals) and have a lot of WSF on hand.

I've seen data for Berry's bullets posted by Hodgdon and am assuming I could start with the low-end loads for the HSM plated bullets.

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Just loaded up 500 125gr precision bullets with WSF and they did great.

Do you mind posting your recipe? I have 2K worth of Precision Bullets 125gr FP's and I plan on using WSF as well. Right now I'm considering the following:

OAL = 1.115"

4.2gr of WSF

.378" crimp

I'm looking for a load that will run universally well through my various 9's (Hipower, G19, P95, XD, P-07).

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Just loaded up 500 125gr precision bullets with WSF and they did great.

Do you mind posting your recipe? I have 2K worth of Precision Bullets 125gr FP's and I plan on using WSF as well. Right now I'm considering the following:

OAL = 1.115"

4.2gr of WSF

.378" crimp

I'm looking for a load that will run universally well through my various 9's (Hipower, G19, P95, XD, P-07).

That is right on with what my load is except my AOL is 1.136. Works great in my m&p pros.

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I have settled on 6.6 gr WSF + 165 gr plated 0.400" FN (HSM/IQMetals) which gives about 1,050 fps in my Ruger SR40. The load burns very clean -- very little residue & clean cases. In my SAR B6P Compact 9mm & GLock 17 I use 5.1 gr WSF + 124 gr 0.355" RN plated (Everglades) for about 1,065 fps, but in the 9 I get a noticeable amount of fouling -- not bad, but more, relative to the 40 S&W. The powder loads are fairly bulky, making an accidental double-charge impossible (FWIW, my loading procedure largley eliminates that possibility anyhow).

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