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What's your Powder and Caliber??

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by viking499, Dec 24, 2012.

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  1. viking499

    viking499 Member

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    Just out of curiosity..........

    What cailber do you load for and what powder do you use?

    Don't need specific recipes unless you want to add them. Just a general info thread......
     
  2. Centurian22

    Centurian22 Member

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    .308 IMR4895, 9mm and .32S&W Long Bullseye.
     
  3. T Bran

    T Bran Member

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    .223 , .308 , 30/06 ,300WIN using H4895 .
     
  4. tightgroup tiger

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    243, 30-06, 308, 8mm mauser, IMR4350,IMR4895.
    30-30, 32spl, IMR3031
    30-40 Krag IMR4064
    44-40 Unique
    327 fed mag, Li'll Gun
    9mm Universal, titegroup, hs6, power pistol
    38spl Bullseye
    357 mag. 2400, power pistol
     
  5. Mike 27

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    30-06 IMR 4064
    30-30 TAC
    .223 TAC
    .45acp BE
    38Spc BE/AA2
    9mm BE/AA2/HS6
    44MAG 296
    10mm Blue Dot/AA7
    357 296


    I think that is it for now.....
     
  6. wanderinwalker

    wanderinwalker Member

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    9x19mm and .38 Special - Winchester 231, Alliant Power Pistol
    .357 Magnum - Alliant 2400
    .223 Rem - Hodgdon Varget (69-80 gr bullets)
    .30-30 Winchester - Hodgdon H4895
     
  7. richkratz

    richkratz Member

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    38spl- W231,Titegroup,Bullseye
    357mag- Lil Gun, H110,2400
    9mm-Titegroup,Bullseye
    45acp-Titegroup,Bullseye,W231
    44mag-H110,W231,Unique
    223-BLC32,4230
     
  8. Hungry1

    Hungry1 Member

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    30-30 IMR4198 with cast 170 gr FP

    .357/38 and 45 acp- Unique (also cast lead)
     
  9. TheCracker

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    308s get varget

    9mm and medium 44 mag handguns get Universal clays

    Full 44 mag gets 2400

    223 gets wc844

    270 gets h4831 for full and h5895 for reduced loads
     
  10. mike.h

    mike.h Member

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    .45ACP, Bullseye and WST

    9mm, Bullseye and WSF

    .223, H335, and going to try CFE 223
     
  11. Ditchtiger

    Ditchtiger Member

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    wc846t for .308
    red dot for hand gun.

    Just for cheap blasting ammo.
     
  12. gamestalker

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    My favorite handgun cartridge to load for would probably be the .357 mag. with JHP's and a stout charge of H110.

    High powered rifle would likely be the .270 win. RL19, 130 gr. BT.

    GS
     
  13. Kachok

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    7mm-08 likes Big Game
    308 likes Varget
    6.5x55 likes RL19 in 120-130gr and RL22 in 140gr
    270 WSM and 30-06 like IMR (or H)4350 with lighter bullets
    9mm and 40 S&W both like Longshot with their heaviest bullets.
     
  14. dragon813gt

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    All non magnum pistol cartridges(except heavyweight 9mm) - W231
    Heavyweight 9mm - Universal
    Magnum pistol cartridges - H110
    308/300 Savage - W748


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  16. Pilot

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    9MM - w231/HP-38, Titegroup
    .45 ACP - Hogdon Clays, Titegroup
    .45 Colt - Titegroup
    .223 - AA2230, BLC-2
     
  17. blarby

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    Seems I use H4895 for dang near everything in longer than an 8" rifled BBL of late...

    Shotguns ? HS-6

    Small stuff ? HS-6 and w-231.

    I still have #'s and #'s of Unique sittin on the shelf...... Its useful in a lot of things, and will probably sit there until I need it. Backup on pistol, pump shotguns, and low, low power rifle........
     
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    That's a very personal question, but I'll answer it anyway.

    * .357 Magnum: cast- Herco, jacketed- usually TiteGroup or 2400.

    *.40 S&W: jacketed- Longshot exclusively.

    (new one for me, yet to be tested) .405 Winchester: jacketed- Reloder 15.
     
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    9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP W231....switched from Unique
    .357, .38 spcl. Unique
    .45 Colt Lil'Gun
    .22 Hornet Lil'gun
    .223 H335
    .225 Winchester, .22-250 H380
    .30-30 IMR 3031
    .30-06, 8x57 IMR 4064

    Shotshells...Unique
     
  20. 2ndtimer

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    243 Win Accurate Data 86 extruded
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    270WSM Accurate Data 86 extruded, RE-22, IMR-4350
    .338 Federal IMR-8208 XBR, TAC
    9mm Titegroup, W-540
    .357 Mag W-296, Unique
    .45 ACP Titegroup, Power Pistol, Unique
     
  21. cpy911

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    .357/.38 Unique
    30-30 IMR 3031 and Trail Boss for plinking
     
  22. 41 Mag

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    Calibers - something in .223 through .311 in rifles, and .380 through 454 in handguns.

    Powders - Alliant, Ramshot, IMR, Hodgdon, Accurate, Winchester......

    Pretty much run the gambit on them. Hard to single out any one in particular as I have various loads for various purposes.
     
  23. viking499

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    Like 231 for 9mm. Had a friend offer me some WSF, but have never used it.

    RL19 for 6.5x55
     
  24. StrawHat

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    Rifles mostly blackpowder, sometimes 5744 or 3031.

    Revolvers mostly blackpowder but still keep Unique and Bullseye handy.

    Shotguns, blackpowder.
     
  25. 777TRUTH

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    .380, 9mm - Bullseye, HP-38
     
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