GUN Paging all reloaders (specifically AB13)...

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  1. thedude11

    thedude11 New Member

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    What powder would you recommend for a handgun?

    I'm going to be reloading for 9mm and .40S&W for range use, not precision loading.

    I'd like to get good powder, but it does not have to be the best (for economical reasons).


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  2. Paul Revere

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    in for this :x:

    also, in for a good plinking powder for .223/5.56 :x:
     
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    in for a powder for 7.5x55 and .223
     
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    I like titegroup for most handgun rounds, fairly economical and not too dirty.

    For .223 I have heard alot of people say varget, but I haven't started loading 223 yet, so no personal experience
     
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    I've also noticed depending on which powder you pick, you use anywhere from 4.7 grains to 10.9 grains even in the same brand but different models (that is from Alliant's powder guide http://www.alliantpowder.com/reload...gtypeid=1&weight=180&shellid=1022&bulletid=65).

    I'd like to get an "economical" powder that doesn't require a large charge per round.

    Why do certain powders require a larger charge like that? Is it a slow/fast burn... specific characteristics?
     
  6. jabbadeznuts

    jabbadeznuts ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I'd HIGHLY recommend picking up two or three reloading books and see what they say.
     
  7. AB13

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    For "cheap" AS WELL as good, there isn't anything out there rite now that can compare to TiteGroup. Maybe Winchester 231, but tite group is still cheaper.

    If you are a first time reloader though, the thing you have to be concerned about is "double charging" because it's a fast burning powder, it requires less of a load and a little goes a long way. Just make sure you take a good look at the inside of that case before you seat that bullet. Matter of fact, double charge it just to see what it looks like inside a case, then of course dump it out and measure it out correctly.

    I buy a lb of Tite group for 14.95, and a pound makes anywhere from 1200-1400 9mm's.

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  8. 993kgt

    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    I use Hodgon H335 on .223 (cleanest burning and pretty economical at $17 a lb locally) or Benchmark (flows and meters better, more expensive) for bolt action .223 or 308

    For pistol I use Alliant bullseye, for the record i hate power pistol
     
  9. thedude11

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    Any reason why you hate Power Pistol? Just curious. :wiggle:
     
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    993kgt building an airplane whee

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    I've always had a lot of unburnt powder with it, I wrote it off as getting a bad batch...but I will also never try it again :)

    It was literally shooting flakes of powder out of my barrel
     
  11. 7

    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    buy a manual
     
  12. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    I'm running my first batch right now, .38spcl 158gr Plated RN with 4.8gr vihtavuori N340. I splurged with the vihtavuori because it's supposed to be a real clean burning powder, but this shit's expensive.

    I think next time I'll give titegroup a try.
     
  13. AB13

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    Viht's prices just recently exploded because one of their primary plants did just that, burned down. So you are going to see exceptionally high prices with their powders. But they are very high quality powders and burns exceptionally well.
     

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