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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

    22 6.15%
  • Unique

    152 42.46%
  • Bullseye

    21 5.87%
  • Red Dot

    46 12.85%
  • 2400

    49 13.69%
  • Black Powder

    2 0.56%
  • Other

    66 18.44%
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Thread: Favorite Go-To Powder for Handgun and Reduced Rifle Loads

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    Favorite Go-To Powder for Handgun and Reduced Rifle Loads

    What is your favorite powder for pistol/revolver and reduced rifle loads, and why?

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    It was named Unique because its burning rate allowed it to be used in a wide variety of loads. I've used it to load 38 spl. thru 12ga and 7.5 grs. behind a 240 gr. 44 boolit gives be exceptional accuracy.
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    My #1 choice is Bullseye, I use it in all of my pistol and revolver loads. I also use it extensively in reduced rifle loads. Unique would be my second choice.

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    I like trail boss. You can essentially load anything with it.. and it loads volumetrically.

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    2400 meters well, great for my 357 ,308 with cast and now I'm using it in my 45-70 .cleaner burning than unique too.

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    Unique. Because I've been using it for 50 years and hope I'm familiar with how it's going to act in a large variety of rifle, handgun and shotgun cartridges. Given a correct load I've never been disappointed with its results.
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    2400 for me. Couldn't live without it.

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    Bullseye in pistole and reduced rifle loads. I have always wanted to try c e Harris load of red dot and 24000 in 30 cal reduced loading but the bullseye works so good I haven’t tried it yet

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    I can't just pick one so I like red dot / unique .

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    UNIQUE for most everything, but I prefer Trailboss for .45-70, with TITEGROUP bringing up the rear.
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    HS6 is what I can easily get and works in many cartridges.

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    17.5 grains of 2400 has been a very useful load for me. It is superbly accurate in my 30-30's under a 311-465 or 312 440. It also does good things in my .303 Savage 1899 with a 311-291. It is very accurate with a 429-241 in 44 mags, and works well in the 45 long colt with a 250ish grain boolit. 14.5 grains works for my 357 and also works fine in 44 Special. I use Unique as well, but 2400 is better in rifle cartridges for mid-range loads.
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    hp-38 is what i'm currently using and you couldn't get a better metering powder in my opinion.

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    When I could not get 2400 I tried Enforcer works better in some cases. Best with 44 mag heavy boolits meters like silk.

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    you need an "all of the above" choice.

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    ETR7 (Spanish CSB-1) - when it was available and if you have some. I'm working off 16 lbs
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Boy View Post
    ETR7 (Spanish CSB-1) - when it was available and if you have some. I'm working off 16 lbs
    What's the difference between that and CSB-1M?

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    UNIQUE!

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    TiteGroup! Gp

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    Quote Originally Posted by gpidaho View Post
    TiteGroup! Gp
    My favorite pistol powder!

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