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Biggest bang for my buck (poll inside)

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by brow_tines, Jan 13, 2013.

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Unique or Bulleye

Poll closed Feb 12, 2013.
  1. Unique

    47 vote(s)
    37.6%
  2. Bullseye

    30 vote(s)
    24.0%
  3. Other please elaborate

    8 vote(s)
    6.4%
  4. I love pie

    40 vote(s)
    32.0%
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  1. Searcher4851

    Searcher4851 Member

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    Although I use a lot of different powders for different calibers, I make sure I always have plenty of Unique on hand. You may not get the optimal performance from it in some loadings, but you can load most any caliber with it. It is very versatile.
     
  2. dragon813gt

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    Only one powder, Universal. But i don't load magnums to powder puff levels so you'll need two. In that case, HP-38/W231 & H110/W296.


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  3. Arkansas Paul

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    If choosing from the two you mentioned, Unique. If I could only have one pistol powder that's what it would be. Very versatile. I think Bullseye would be a little on the fast side for the .44 and .45 stuff. I've used it but it's not ideal by any stretch.

    Oh, and I also like pie. Key Lime is my #1 choice if you're wondering about that. :)
     
  4. JEB

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    i would go with unique......


    and french silk chocolate pie....
     
  5. leftymachinist

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    Unique is pretty hard to beat. However a long while back I purchased a Ruger Blackhawk .41 mag. It wouldn't group worth beans with all loads, factory or popular handloads. Then I stumbled on to a Shooting Times article about using Hercules Herco in magnum handguns. It did the trick for all loads from light target thru full stompin mag. It is still my favorite powder.
     
  6. CraigC
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    Unique.

    Any pie.
     
  7. marksg

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    Use just one powder:what:

    Blasphemer , i say.:D


    I chose pie - pumpkin or apple
     
  8. wardor

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    True Blue... cleaner, meters better than Unique. A little more pep in the bullets with lower pressure than W231.
     
  9. leadchucker

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    If you leave out the magnum loads, W231 would be my choice.
     
  10. Pilot

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    I'm probably the only reloader who has never used Unique or Bullseye. I've always used Clays for .45ACP which seems pretty efficient and W231/HP-38 for 9MM, as well at Titegroup now for that and some others. They all are pretty efficient powders.
     
  11. SDGlock23

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    I would lose my mind if I had to only have one powder, but Unique does pretty well all the way around. It won't get you the most out of the .357 Mag or 44 Mag, but it will work for up to mid level loads in those.
     
  12. 11c2v

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    What kind of pie are we talking about?
     
  13. Hondo 60
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    Never tried Bullseye & Unique measured like crap for me.

    Besides, I don't either would taste anywhere as good as pie. ;)
     
  14. KeithET

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    MMmmmm Pie!!! :D

    Oh and I would pick Unique. Unless there was Pie. ;)
     
  15. cfullgraf

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    I voted for Unique mostly because I have 30 some years of experience with in all the calibers listed except 40 S&W. But I am sure I could make it work in 40 S&W.

    I also use Unique in 20 and 28 gauge shotshells.

    There are other powders that are as versatile and work as well. If i could not get Unique, I would look at load data for AA#5 and W231, again, I have experience with those powders in some of the cartridges but not as extensive as Unique.

    I like to have alternatives if i cannot find my powder of choice.
     
  16. Ex

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    I used to say Unique, now I say LongShot. Better velocity at lower pressures, less residue, and far better metering. That was my main objection to Unique... it meters ok, but not great. LongShot meters much better.
     
  17. readyeddy

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    I would narrow it down to two powders instead of one. Something like W231 and HS6. Not so much on the extremes but both closer to the middle with overlap.
     
  18. EVIL

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    I load for most of those calibers with W231 & 2400. I would get a 4 pounder of each ...
     
  19. tightgroup tiger

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    I can't trust Unique to meter in my measures with in my acceptable tollerances, let alone get it within plus or minus .2 (.4 spread) so Unique wouldn't be my first choice. Neither would Bullseye.

    I would use multible types any ways if I had a any choice at all.

    I prefer Universal, Power Pistol, and 2400 for magnums.
     
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