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What primers and powders would you recommend?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by glockman19, Sep 26, 2010.

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  1. glockman19

    glockman19 Member

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    I'm putting together my birthday order at Midwayusa.com and wondered what your recommendation(s) would be for primers and powder for both small and large rifle and pistol.

    I reload for:

    Pistol Calibers
    .38 125 & 158 grain
    .357mag 125 & 158 grain
    380ACP 95 grain
    9mm Luger 115 & 124 grain
    45ACP 230 grain
    44mag 240 grain

    Reloading CCI, Federal, Remingron and Magtech once fired brass

    Rifle Calibers
    .223/5.56 55 grain
    .308/7.62 150/165 grain
    .30-06 150/165 grain

    Reloading Federal, Remington and Winchester. Some Winchester & Federal Brass is Lake City NATO Stamped.


    Thanks
     
  2. ArchAngelCD

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    Pistol Calibers
    .38 125 & 158 grain - I use W231/HP-38 and HS-6 for +P
    .357mag 125 & 158 grain - I use W296/H110 and HS-6
    380ACP 95 grain
    9mm Luger 115 & 124 grain - W231 or Longshot
    45ACP 230 grain - W231 or AA#5
    44mag 240 grain W296/H110

    Rifle Calibers
    .223/5.56 55 grain - H335 or Varget
    .308/7.62 150/165 grain
    .30-06 150/165 grain - There are many good powders including 4895, 4064, Varget and 4350. I use H4350 with bullets 165gr or heavier.

    Edit To Add:
    I use Winchester or CCI primers for both handgun and rifle applications. I used only CCI for many years until things got tight and then also used Winchester. I still buy CCI when available and the price is "right".
     
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  3. LiveLife

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    W231 for 38Spl/380Auto/9mm/40S&W/45ACP - broad load range and a lot of available load data.

    Winchester primers - they have been very consistent for me.

    Happy birthday! :D
     
  4. oneounceload

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    Bullseye, Unique and Universal Clays also work well for most smaller caliber cartridges

    4895, 4064, 760, AA2230, 4350, and on and on for your rifle combinations.
     
  5. MarcusT

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    If you order powder and primers from midway they will charge you two $25 hazmat fees. you would be better off ordering from powder valley or some other place that will ship both together for one hazmat fee.
     
  6. Slamfire

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    Your Rifle calibers, IMR 4895/H4895/AA2495. AA2495 is a copy of IMR 4895, buy by price, H4895 is so close over the screens in 308, I can't tell a difference.

    They will all shoot knot holes in .223, 308 and 30-06.

    The 4895 series of powders is the closest to a "Unversal" rifle powder that I have ever used. Shoots very well in a wide number of calibers.

    Primers, used CCI, Winchester. Don't use Federals in gas guns, Federals work fine in handguns and bolt rifles.

    So, for primers, buy by price.
     
  7. Muttt

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    I only use CCI primers. A-2250 and A-2230 are good for med rifle cartridges.
     
  8. glockman19

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    Thanks...Looks like it will be CCI primers.
     
  9. DANNY-L

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    check out graf & sons for supplies
     
  10. ranger335v

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    "wondered what your recommendation(s) would be for primers and powder for both small and large rifle and pistol."

    I would suggest you use what your loading manual(s) suggests. You paid for the thing, may best to follow it. ??
     
  11. kludge

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    Pistol Calibers
    .38 125 & 158 grain No.2/Universal/HP-38
    .357mag 125 & 158 grain Universal/2400
    380ACP 95 grain HP-38/W231
    9mm Luger 115 & 124 grain HP-38/W231
    45ACP 230 grain HP-38/W231
    44mag 240 grain Universal/2400


    Rifle Calibers
    .223/5.56 55 grain H4895/BL-C(2)/Varget
    .308/7.62 150/165 grain IMR-4064/Varget
    .30-06 150/165 grain H4895/IMR-4064
     
  12. surbat6

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    +1 to Ranger335's post. Buy the brand and type of powder, primers and bullets your reloading manuals recommend. The people who wrote the manuals worked up safe loads with those particular components. Any substitutions will cause a change in the results which can include pressures that will damage your gun, and possibly damage you, too.
     
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