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redbrd
12-04-2011, 15:29
I already reload 9mm and .45 as that is the calibers I have always owned. Recently came across a great deal on a G22, so I am going to need to start reloading .40 as retail ammo makes shooting less fun (free ammo is the funnest).
I use Accurate No5 for 9mm and .45. I was planning to use the same powder for .40. This will primarily be a range and IDPA gun.
I would like to use the same powder for all my handguns to keep things simple but would use something else if it is far superior.

F106 Fan
12-04-2011, 15:42
There are several loads in the Accurate guide:
http://www.accuratepowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/accurate_load_data_3.5.pdf

Sierra has loads for AA No. 5 in their manual. I am GUESSING that AA No. 5 is an obsolete way of specifying Accurate No. 5 as it is now shown in the Accurate guide. But that is a GUESS.

Might as well try it out.

Richard

redbrd
12-04-2011, 15:48
There are several loads in the Accurate guide:
http://www.accuratepowder.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/accurate_load_data_3.5.pdf

Sierra has loads for AA No. 5 in their manual. I am GUESSING that AA No. 5 is an obsolete way of specifying Accurate No. 5 as it is now shown in the Accurate guide. But that is a GUESS.

Might as well try it out.

Richard

Yes the same powder (sorry for the confusion) I did look at the Sierra manual. I just figured I might hear some pros and cons from some experienced folks.

freakshow10mm
12-05-2011, 09:35
#5 will work well in the 9/40/45. WSF will use less powder (more economical) and achieve the same velocities. HS6 is also a good one to use too. All three are of similar burn rate. Can't really go wrong with any of those three for the 9/40/45.

fredj338
12-05-2011, 13:03
As freak notes, AA#5 works fine, but I prefer WSF in 9mm & 40, runs ok in 45acp too, but WST is my go to 45acp powder.