agree, 700X meters very poorly. I found this out using it for .41 special (yes, special). For 9mm, W-231 is hard to beat.
Yep, I really do like the powder, it shoots well in my Glock, and has potential for .45 too. Bought a couple jugs back when I was shooting 12ga for which it was great, now I only shoot pistol/rifle. Would like to use the 700-X. Just can't get it to meter well, and is seemingly worse than Unique.
+1 on 231, I used up 2 cans fast and it worked well, need to get some and go back to it. Bought a jug of Titegroup a while back, been experimenting with it in 9mm. Experimenting with Unique & Titegroup in .45. Old standby Bullseye still is excellent, a little extra cleaning doesnt bother me.
While we're on the subject of powders for the 9mm I'd like to recommend WSF. It meters very well and it is rather clean and gives decent velocities. Works great with lead bullets.
I used to burn a lot of Titegroup in the 9mm but got away from it as it burns very hot and seems to leave a lot of filthy residue. I think that anyone who loads a lot of 9mm might want to consider WSF. Right now I'm using 4.4 gr with a 125 lead bullet. Very happy.
+100 for WSF
Originally Posted by Mr. X
I have always used a 4 die set: seating die and crimp die are separate functions. Recent die sets bought
from Hornady and RCBS for pistol have 3 die set up. I went ahead and got crimp dies to add to them.
Yes, I know there are legions of reloaders who use 3 die sets and seat/crimp as one motion / function but to
me pulling on your pants while tightening your belt has not made too much sense to me and that is what you
are trying to do to perfection with the seat/crimp die.
I will take flak on that but 4 die sets work for me and I will take the flak for being anal on this point.