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Economics of powder selection

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by primlantah, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. primlantah

    primlantah Member

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    When comparing fast powders that use little volume to slow powders that use more volume: which one works out cheaper?
     
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    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.
     
  3. 308win

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    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.
     
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    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)
     
  5. trickyasafox

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    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.
     
  6. Lazuris

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    powder prices have gone up alot slower than primers and lead.
     
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