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    What is your powder?

  • #2
    I am always interested in powder history. Here is some from a article by Lane Simpson.
    Hercules 2400 - developed for .22 Hornet and got it's name because it pushes a 45gr bullet 2400fps.
    Unique - introduced in 1898
    Bullseye - 1900
    Red Dot - 1932
    Blue Dot developed for 10mm Auto
    Reloader made in Sweeden
    Re 7 .222,45/70
    Rl 10X .223, .458 with 500gr bullet
    Rl 15 22-250, .308 and for me my 30-30
    Rl 19 .243, 7mm-08, .280
    Rl 22 7mmRM, .300WM
    Rl 25 25-06, 7mmSTWm .300 UltraMag
    Rl 17 .300WSM, .300 SAUM and top velocity in 30-06
    Rl 33 .338 Lapua and heavy .300WM 200-220gr
    AR-Comp AR-15, AR-10, M1A, stable in temp change in .223-.308. Top velocity in .223 55-80gr
    Spherical Power Pro 300-MP, 1200-R, 2000-MR and 4000-MR made in FL. As is W296,and H110(same powder) and Power Pro 300-MP.

    As always, follow Manufacturers manuals for reloading.



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    • #3
      RL 19 & RL 22 for my 300WSM
      IMR 4350 for my .280
      WW 748 for my .308
      TAC for my .223

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      • #4
        AA 2460 .35 Whelen
        RL 25 7mm Rem Mag
        Ramshot Hunter .257 Roberts
        Accurate Mag Pro 7mm & .300 Roys
        H4198 .358 Win
        TAC .308 Win
        Norma MRP

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        • #5
          777 and FFFF in the pan.

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          • #6
            Accuracy + high speed across the range of bullets available:

            Benchmark - .223
            IMR 4831 - 25-06
            IMR 4350 & Varget - 30-06
            IMR 4831 & Retumbo - .300 Dakota
            RL15 & IMR 4064 - 375 H&H
            H110 and 2400 - .44Mag
            Titegroup - .45 ACP




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            • #7
              WAM, Thanks... I got some Mag Pro to try on my .300 Dakota using heavy Berger bullets. I've heard good reports in the .300 Roy and .300 RUM. In that cartridge, IMR 4831 provides superb accuracy but a little less speed for 150g-215g bullets. Everything in the burn rate of Retumbo, RL25, H1000 and IMR 7828 provides top speeds but my 1000 yard groups open up a bit. Still searching for the Holy Grail.

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              • #8
                I rely heavily on ball or spherical powders for the rifle cartridges because they feed smoothly through my powder measures.
                For handguns, cans of Unique and Bullseye are cycled through on my bench in rapid succession.

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                • #9
                  DakotaMan,
                  I have had good results using Mag Pro on both Weatherby cartridges with Barnes TTSX and Nosler Ballistic Tips in the 7mm WM. I think it was either Beekeeper or John Barsness who recommended Mag Pro to me, but I may be wrong.

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