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Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by grafsk8er, Jun 29, 2007.

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  1. grafsk8er

    grafsk8er Member

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    have any of you tried any of these powders AA 2520, AA 2015BR, BLC-2, IMR 4895, IMR 4320, Varget, Win 748 and H380? Why did you or did you not like any of these?
     
  2. Ol` Joe

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    I have and still do use 4895, Varget, and W748. I like them all, and I`m sure the other powders will get raves also. Use them in their appropriate place and all of them should perform well.
     
  3. Peter M. Eick

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    I shoot a lot of 4895 in my 7-08, 308 and 30/30. It is a good all around powder.
     
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    varget: love it in the 308 and its offspring (7-08, 243, 25 souper). hate it in 223, 22-250. meters ok, consistent powder.

    h-380: love it in 22-250 and 8x57. meters well, extremely accurate.
     
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    Varget requires more care to meter/trickle the exact charge weight if you use traditional powder measures. It meters wonderfully thru my Lyman DPS 1200-II and takes about eight seconds for a perfect measure.

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    (+) It does not require magnum primers, even in cold weather. Heavier bullets love it. Very consistent throughout temperature extremes even with the same primer.

    (-) It's more expensive than most other powders in its class. Not the preferred powder for throwing quick charges.


    BL-(C)2 meters almost perfectly thru traditional powder measures like my Lyman #55 (but it is horrible when I use the DPS 1200-II digital powder system because it slows things down to a crawl).

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    (+) Achieves some of the highest velocities among ball powders while keeping within SAAMI specs.

    (-) can have some pressure issues (pierced primers) in very hot conditions unless you use the correct primer.
     
  6. Walkalong

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    All good powders when used appropriately. What are you wanting to load?
     
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    I use BLC(2) and W748 for 223. Both meter good in my pro auto disk and both seem to shoot good.
    Rusty
     
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    based on the powders selected for review i would guess he is loading for 223. but they are all good powders. my favorite among them would be BL-c2 as it is usable in such a large number of calibers. and its cheap to:)
     
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