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View Poll Results: What is your favorite, go-to powder for handgun and reduced rifle loads?

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  • Trail Boss

    10 8.40%
  • Unique

    49 41.18%
  • Bullseye

    8 6.72%
  • Red Dot

    20 16.81%
  • 2400

    11 9.24%
  • Black Powder

    0 0%
  • Other

    21 17.65%
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Thread: Favorite Go-To Powder for Handgun and Reduced Rifle Loads

  1. #41
    Boolit Master
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    Trail Boss is a great powder for reduced loads in the .44 magnum. Cast boolits can be shot with absolutely no leading. It is my belief that the long string of Trail Boss "doughnuts" behind any cast boolit acts as a buffer as well as a cleaner and the bbls come out clean as a whistle.
    It's all chicken, even the beak!

  2. #42
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    Red Dot, when I lived in Moscow on the Charles 40 years ago could only have 5 pounds of powder and needed a FD storage permit to purchase it. I shot a lot of trap so 4 pounder of RD was bought and had a can of 4831 for my rifle. Used the RD for my handguns 38spl and 45 auto.

    Got used to using it a lot including the 13grn for rifles with cast.

    Now I use lots of powders for everything.

  3. #43
    Boolit Master
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    Fail to find the powder you mention ...
    http://www.maxamcomponents.com/en/ou...rs/csb_powders
    It's listed in their catalog (pdf): http://www.maxamcomponents.com/media...gue%202015.pdf
    Hi-Tech Ammo has it in stock for $65 per 5 lb jug.

  4. #44
    Boolit Master
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    I voted "Alliant 2400" because it gets a LOT of use in cast-bullet rifle loads and magnum revolver rounds at my house. WW-231 and Herco get the call for the less-intense revolver and autopistol calibers, though; Herco does good work for my field-load 12 gauge and 28 gauge refills. But in terms of "Pounds per year consumed", 2400 cops the prize. It gets the nod for 410 bore shotguns ammo, too.
    I don't paint bullets. I like Black Rifle Coffee. Sacred cows are always fair game. California is to the United States what Syria is to Russia and North Korea is to China/South Korea/Japan--a Hermit Kingdom detached from the real world and led by delusional maniacs, an economic and social basket case sustained by "foreign" aid so as to not lose military bases.

  5. #45
    Boolit Master
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    For me it is not just one because of different use ,I use 2400,Red Dot, Unique ,Bullseye
    Life Member of NRA,NTA,DAV ,ITA. Also member of FTA,CBA

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check