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How do you guys feel about HP38? My local gun store was out of W231 yesterday, and I'd heard the HP38 is pretty similar so I thought I'd give it a shot. Gonna try it in both my .45s and my 10mm. Any good or bad experiences with it? I'm going to start with the Hodgon recommended loads underneath a 230gr Lasercast in the .45s and a 180gr Lasercast in the .10mm.
 

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I've got some I've used before,,,,not sure if its just me, but it seems to be a bit dirty,,,,seems I always end up with dirtier guns. Other than that I've had good luck with it,,,,I don't have a ton of load data for it, but the loads I have have worked well.
 

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BenW,
I used have used HP38 and W231 for quite a few years and find them to be identical for all practical purposes.

good shootin', gunny
 

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I like it. Think it's slightly faster than WW231 and a bit cleaner. Lots of flash though. My load is a Berry's 200 FP underneath about 5.8 grains to make IDPA PF. Tree Rat.
 

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HP38 IS WW 231.
Not the same exact burning rate as over the counter cannister 231, so loading data varies, but it is made by Winchester-Primex on the same production line.
I once saw a vendor open a new 30 pound keg of HP38 to sell by the pound and pull out a card printed "W-231" and a lot number.
 

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Jim - That's what I meant....HP38 is WW231 without one burn inhibitor coating. WW231 usually about .2 grains slower than HP38 in all loadings. Thanks. Tree Rat.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. I'm loading some rounds with it tomorrow to work off all the turkey
 
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