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ok here is my problem, i got about 1000rds of old handloads from my grandpa after he passed away for my 45. he did a lot of competition shooting and was dang good at it. so when i go to try these loads they honest go goodness felt like i was shooting a wimpy 9mm load but they cycled the gun perfectly, an amazing USPSA load. but i have no information on what the recipe is... all i know is that it is using a 185gr LSWC. there is a marking in the box next to the bullet weight saying "new load 3.6gr" im assuming this is refering to the powder charge. any idea what kind of powder he was using if it was only 3.6gr???? thanks in advance.....
 

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spiderman,

I'll take an educated guess. I started out shooting Bullseye back in the 60's. The "standard" load was 185gr LSWC and 3.5 or 3.6gr Bullseye powder. I'd guess the powder is Bullseye.
 

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My old USPSA .45 minor load from 15+ years ago was ...

180gr LSWC
3.6 Bullseye

These days I'd use Clays but back then Bullseye was the powder to use.
 
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