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gunner81gunner81 MemberPosts: 512 Senior Member
Has anyone used Win 231 powder for 9mm loading its listed for the 3 bullet weights I have but its towards the bottom of the lists I have a ton of 9mm to load that I have everything for bullets, brass, and primers and would like to stay with one powder for all 3 so I just have to tweak the powder drop I have a new 5# can of win 231 to use if its ok I don't want to do a ton of loads that suck

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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 21,978 Senior Member
    I used it years ago, it's a FAST powder, so not great for max velocity, but will work fine, and with it's low charge weights, is VERY economical to use. 
    I was loading for plate matches, and was going through nearly 1K a month, so the economy was important to me at the time
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,431 Senior Member
    ^This^

    What kind of loads do you plan to make? It's great for plinking, competition because it's economical and defense if you load it hot (there's better but it would work).
    Winchester 231 is number (29) on the burn rate chart. Similar to Hodgdon Universal (#32), Alliant Unique (#31) or HP-38 at (#28). Accurate Arms No.2 comes in at (#25). The lower the number, the faster the burn rate. All of these powders make good economical loads for volume shooting so I ask again, what do you plan to make with them?
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  • gunner81gunner81 Member Posts: 512 Senior Member
    The use is for plinking and to have some ammo to use in the times that we are having right now I have a lot of people come to me asking about what gun to buy and to ask me to take them to shoot so I go through a lot of ammo that way I still have a lot of factory ammo put away but it is disappearing fast
  • SpkSpk Senior Member Posts: 4,431 Senior Member
    Well, you have a good powder for making plinking loads. If you have a chronograph, you can even load up some rounds to mirror factory ball ammo. Great economical way to keep your gun skills sharp and you can still share your sport/hobby/past time with others without going broke.

    Have fun. 👍
    Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience -- Mark Twain
    How easy it is to make people believe a lie, and [how] hard it is to undo that work again! -- Mark Twain

  • ilove22silove22s Senior Member Posts: 1,465 Senior Member
    fwiw,

    i used some 231 years ago when i started and felt it was too dirty.  Not sure if my crimp was wimpy or what, but i had alot of unburnt powder in my gun so i opted for other powders.

    all you can do is to try some various loads in your 9 and see how they work for you.

    have fun.
    The ears never lie.

    - Don Burt
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