Economics of powder selection


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primlantah
April 21, 2008, 02:20 PM
When comparing fast powders that use little volume to slow powders that use more volume: which one works out cheaper?

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GRIZ22
April 21, 2008, 02:53 PM
I think you answered your own question. It takes more Unique compared to Bullseye to get the same velocity, ergo Bullseye is more economical if the prices of the powder per pound are the same.

308win
April 21, 2008, 03:02 PM
Cost per grain: Cost per lb/7000
If price per pound is equal then the faster powder should be the most economical. If price per pound is not equal then you have to calculate the cost per load.

zxcvbob
April 21, 2008, 03:04 PM
Take a look at "Promo" powder. It's extra extra cheap, and it's fast burning, and it's bulky. Use Red Dot load data (by weight, not volume, Promo uses different bushings than Red Dot if you're loading shotgun shells)

trickyasafox
April 21, 2008, 06:09 PM
you used to be able to get surplus to save some $ but now surplus is either too expensive or not available.

if your doing handgun loading- more economy can be had from careful primer and bullet shopping.

if your doing some of the larger rifle loading, then your gonna bite the powder bullet pretty fierce no matter how you cut it.

Lazuris
April 21, 2008, 06:15 PM
powder prices have gone up alot slower than primers and lead.

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