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Hey guys, I have always used HS-6 in my 45 Colts. But as you all know, reloading supplies are tough to come by these days. Well, one thing I noticed in 3 LGS, they all had Green Dot while not having much of anything else. I did some research and decided to give it a try. Well, it turns out to be a pretty versatile pistol powder that most people seem to overlook. It burns clean and has mild recoil. I've used in 327 Federal Mag, 40 S&W, 44 Mag, and 45 Colt.

I just want to pass this on and hope this helps someone who is having a hard time finding powder.
 

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Last shortage, I bought some Green Dot because it was the only powder available that could be used in pistol cartridges. I found it as accurate as Unique in most of my guns, and exceptionally accurate in my .41 mag with cast bullets.
 

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Hercules Green Dot was versatile, but fairly smoky. That's why it was never pushed much as a pistol powder. The current Alliant Green Dot was reformulated to about the same ballistics but less smoky, but a lot of folks knew its previous reputation, and its sales suffered for that.

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What sort of bulk does Green Dot ( or the present incarnation of it ) have?

For example, in Standard Pressure, Standard Loading .45 Colt, is it just a little dab in the bottom of the Cartridge? Or, does it come up half way? Or..?

Is it any good for .38 Special? ( I notice so far, the only 'low pressure' Cartridge mentioned, is .45 Colt ).
 

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PB is a great powder unfortunately the manufacturer has announced it will cease production of it this year. So either stock up or start to make a switch.flanman
You might also want to keep an eye out for IMR PB.
 

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What sort of bulk does Green Dot ( or the present incarnation of it ) have?For example, in Standard Pressure, Standard Loading .45 Colt, is it just a little dab in the bottom of the Cartridge? Or, does it come up half way? Or..?Is it any Good for .38 Special? ( I notice so far, the only 'low pressure' Cartridge mentioned, is .45 Colt ).
G D is a little more bulky than Unique, however it is a faster powder so less is used. Bottom line - the amount of powder I use of both GDot and Unique with the 250 gr RNFP fills the case to approximately the same level (1/3 of the way to base of bullet). I have not had good results with 38 spl, only large capacity cases with heavy cast bullets (220 gr in 41 mag).
 

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G D is a little more bulky than Unique, however it is a faster powder so less is used. Bottom line - the amount of powder I use with the 250 gr RNFP fills the case to approximately the same level (1/3 of the way to base of bullet). I have not had good results with 38 spl, only large capacity cases with heavy cast bullets (220 gr in 41 mag).
Thanks!

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