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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. oldpapps

    oldpapps Member

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    Changes as I change weapons.

    Currently - 300 Blackout -147(150) bullets - Olin 630 powder
    One back - .223/5.56 - 55grHP / H4895
    And.. - 308/7.62 / 147(150) / 748
    and... - 40S&W / 155 JHP&lead / 231
    This continues on for 50 years.

    Generalities, I like 748 powder for rifles and 231 for pistols, but also have used: BLC(2), IMR 4831, IMR 4895, 3031, H110/296, Olin 630, unique, 2400, varget, tighgroup.....
     
  2. Yarddog

    Yarddog Member

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    Only got (2)-- Powders I stock,,, Unique & H 110...I don't load rifle ammo, if I did i'd shoot cast with Unique ; ) PS That would be LOW velocity

    Y/D
     
  3. Nalgi

    Nalgi Member

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    if I have only 1 cal and powder

    im going with the 243 shooting 80 or 85 Gr Barnes
    pushed with 44.5 gr IMR 4831
     
  4. jamesb

    jamesb Member

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    12 ga - GOEX FFG
    45 Colt, 38 Special - Trail boss
    45 Schofield - APP FFG
    45 ACP - Bullseye
     
  5. zxcvbob

    zxcvbob Member

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    S.E. Minnesota
    Not an exhaustive list:
    • 9mm - Bullseye
    • 9x18 - Green Dot
    • .30 Carbine (pistol) - 2400
    • .38 Special - American Select
    • .380 - International, Unique
    • .357 Mag - Herco, Promo, AA#7
    • .41 Mag - Rex3 (will switch to Herco or Power Pistol when I run out of Rex)
    • .45 Colt - Promo, Herco
    • .223 - Varget (just bought some W844 but haven't tried it yet)
    • .30/06 - Promo, Reloder12
     
  6. readyeddy

    readyeddy Member

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    9mm Luger - HS6
    357 Mag - W296
    40 S&W - W231
    44 Rem. Mag - HS6
    45 ACP - W231, Bullseye
    10mm Auto - AA7
    223 - Varget
    30 06 - IMR4350
     
  7. James2

    James2 Member

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    Northern Utah
    270 Win IMR 4831
    30-30 Win IMR 3031
    222 Rem IMR 3031, IMR 4198, 4227, 4759 Tried more powders in this than anything.
    45 ACP Unique, 231, Titegroup
    44 Spl Unique
    38 Spl Unique, 231, Titegroup
    357 Unique, Titegroup Haven't tried hot loads as its my wife's gun.
    44 Mag Unique, 2400
    380 Auto Titegroup

    I have tried some other powders, but these are my standbys. I just recently bought a can of Varget. Want to try it in 222 and 30-30. Its been so darned cold lately I can't get excited about being outdoors shooting. Brrrrrr. Oh well, its January. :)
     
  8. donkee

    donkee Member

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    32 acp - Unique
    9x18 Mak - Unique
    38 Special - Unique
    9mm - Unique
    7.62x38r Nagant revolver - Unique and Goex (sometimes I feel like shooting BP loads from the old Nagant)

    303 British - IMR 4064 and Unique for gallery loads
    7.62x54r - IMR 4064 and Unique for gallery loads
    8mm Mauser - IMR 4064
    30-06 - IMR 4064 and Unique for gallery loads
    30 M1 Carbine - H110
     
  9. mnhntr

    mnhntr Member

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    .223 = Varget
    .260 Rem = H4350
    .38spl and .45acp = A#5
    .357 and .44 magnum = H110 and Tightgroup
     
  10. SSN Vet

    SSN Vet Member

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    RL-15 for .30-30 & 7mm-08
    H335 for .223 Rem
    2400 for .357 mag
    W231 for 9mm Luger and .45 acp
    A1680 for 7.62x39

    I've got some H322 on the shelf that I keep meaning to load for either .223 Rem or 7.62x39, but I haven't gotten around to it yet.
     
  11. Joe I

    Joe I Member

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    .25-06 H4831SC
    .32 ACP Win 231
    .380 Win 231
    9mm Win 231
     
  12. exdxgxe4life

    exdxgxe4life Member

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    .223 varget w/ .55 gr Vmax out of Bushmaster Predator
    .270 H4350/IMR4350
    .243 IMR4350
    .25-06 IMR4064
    .44 2400, or H110 for a little hotter load
    .9mm Bullseye
     
  13. kludge

    kludge Member

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    .380 Universal, No.2
    9mm Universal
    .38 SPL Universal, Bullseye
    .357 Universal, 2400
    .40 Universal, No.7
    .45 Colt Universal, 2400 (Ruger Only)
    .454 Casull Universal, 2400, A1680, Trail Boss
    .223 H4198, Benchmark, H4895, Varget
    7.62x39 A1680
    .308 H4895, IMR 4064
    .30-06 H4895, IMR 4064
    .358 WSSM IMR 3031, Benchmark, H4895, IMR 4895
     
  14. horsemen61

    horsemen61 Member

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    38 = 231
    30 06 = IMR 4350
    223 = Benchmark
    9mm= 231
     
  15. JO JO

    JO JO Member

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    9mm - HS 6
    40 s&w HS 6
    357 2400
    308 4064
     
  16. Bull Nutria

    Bull Nutria Member

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    38sp unique
    44mag 2400
    7mm08 imr 4064- 42.5g with 140g PSP
    30.06 imr 4350- 52g with 165g PSP
     
  17. Steve51

    Steve51 Member

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    Unique for .32 H&R Mag; .38 spl & .357 mag; 20 Gauge Shotshells
    American Select for 12 Gauge Shotshells
     
  18. RustyFN

    RustyFN Member

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    9mm - WST, Titegroup, HS-6
    38 spcl - Titegroup, Bullseye
    357 mag - Titegroup
    45 auto - WST, Bullseye, HS-6
    223 - H335, WC844, BLC2, W748
     
  19. fdashes

    fdashes Member

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    45acp 357mag--unique
    280 308--R15
    30/06--R19
    45/70--R7
     
  20. bluetopper

    bluetopper Member

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    357, 44 Mag, 500 S&W Mag.......Accurate 4100.
     
  21. Bio-Chem

    Bio-Chem Member

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    Utah
    .45 ACP gets W231
    .44 mag gets 2400
    .308 IMR 4895 with 150 grain bullets
    .30-06 IMR 4064 with 150 grain. IMR 4350 for 165, or 180 grain
    .325 WSM RL17 with 200 grain
    .444 Marlin uses IMR 4198
     
  22. JRWhit

    JRWhit Member

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    .357 mag= Blue dot
    38 spec= hp-38 favorite shooter
    .45 acp= hp-38

    In my first year of loading so list is short. Favorite shooter was the 45acp. Funny how picking up brass quickly changed that to the 38.
     
  23. DeadFlies

    DeadFlies Member

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    Right now I only load two calibers

    9mm/Unique
    30-30/Trailboss for plinking
    30-30/H4895 for hunting
     
  24. eam3clm@att.net

    eam3clm@att.net Member

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    380acp- Bullseye, Hp38
    38 special -Bullseye, titegroup
    9mm- Bullseye, titegroup, ACC#2,
    40s&w- Bullseye, Acc#5, Acc#7, HP38, unique, SR4756
    45 ACP- Bullseye, HP38
    223 REM- AA2230, WC844, WC846, Blc-2,
    243 win H4831sc
    270 win H4831sc, Reloader22
    7mm rem mag Reloader 22, Imr 7828
    30-30 H4895, BLC-2
    44 mag Lil gun, 2400
    I go through alot of bullseye
     
  25. CZ9shooter

    CZ9shooter Member

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    9mm - PowerPistol for jacketed and WST for lead.
    .40 SW - only tried PowerPistol so far.
     
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