GUN reloaders, tell me what powder to buy

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  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb New Member

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    I think this weekend I might go to bass/cabelas and see if I can buy some powder for my first reloads and save a bit on hazmat costs until I decide what I want to buy in bulk. Since I dont know how great their selection will be I'd like to have a list of possible options.

    First I'd like a 5.56 load for cheap plinking stuff, I'm thinking H335 or aa2230.

    Next I'd like a 5.56 load for accuracy with 75/77 gr bullets, I'm thinking varget or h4895.

    Finally I want to work up a hot 10mm round, I'm thinking bluedot, accurate #9, or perhaps unique.

    My understanding is varget can be a pain to meter and would be compressed loads at 5.56 velocities. I might do some .38 spl standard pressure loads in the future and unique might be decent for those but blue dot probably wouldn't be so great.

    I was planning on getting a bunch of standard winchester or cci primers for each too.

    Sound like a good list? Any modifications or additions?
     
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    For my 55 grain hoser ammo (under 100 yards) I use AA2250. For the 69 grain long range ammo I use varget though 2250 works too. I would say if you buy one powder for both 55's, and 69's then the 2250 is the way to go. The varget load shot a better group out of my gun.
     
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    2520? I'm not seeing a 2250.

    What do you use to meter the varget? I hear that alot of powder measures don't care for it.
     
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    sorry 2520. I'm using the standard dillon measure on a 650 press
     

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