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Old May 19, 2020, 10:28 AM   #26
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One powder...

But there's no reason to limit yourself!!!

One powder for rifle, shotgun and handgun?!
I'm with DaleA - There is no need or good reason to do this!
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Old May 19, 2020, 07:47 PM   #27
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Hahahahahahahahaha........ - someone didn't read the manual, or even the side of the powder container for that matter.......

I suppose it's possible if you only shoot one caliber of black powder and that's all you own......
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Old May 19, 2020, 10:47 PM   #28
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I just wanted to get some general opinions on what people thought was the best universal powder to get usable velocity enough to take care of two legged predators and up to about deer size game in darn near any cartridge maybe excluding some tiny ones like .25 and .32 acp although unique does work in most of these,or really large like 50 BMG.
Personally I reload 30-06,8mm Mauser,7.62x54r, 30-30,.223/.556,7.62x39,7x57 .303 British, 6.5 carcano,7.5 French,22-250,.270win,35 Whelen,8x56r Hungarian,12 gauge ,20 gauge,9mm,38special,44 special,357 mag,40s&w,45ACP,45colt,38-40,44 mag,32acp,10mm
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Old May 20, 2020, 06:11 AM   #29
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I just wanted to get some general opinions on what people thought was the best universal powder to get usable velocity ..... I reload 30-06,8mm Mauser,7.62x54r, 30-30,.223/.556,7.62x39,7x57 .303 British, 6.5 carcano,7.5 French,22-250,.270win,35 Whelen,8x56r Hungarian,12 gauge ,20 gauge,9mm,38special,44 special,357 mag,40s&w,45ACP,45colt,38-40,44 mag,32acp,10mm
Well...OK,
I think I could make all those cartridges go bang safely
with H4895 and Green Dot.
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Old May 21, 2020, 07:34 PM   #30
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Varget. I hand load for 223 and 30-06. my go to for 223 is benchmark, however it does not have enough case fill for 30-06. for 223 varget does not hit the velocities i like with my 55g range ammo, its about 150-250 fps low, but i could make it work.
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Old May 22, 2020, 09:15 AM   #31
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Compromises need be made of one powder is is used across several cartridges. Probably best if they're all the same caliber. 30, for example, if for rifles.

IMR4320 would be good for the 30-30 WCF through others to the 300 Winchester Magnum. Heavier bullets in the 30-30 progressing down to the lighter ones in the Win Mag. Perfection may be with the 30-06.

Same powder may do nearly as well in adjacent calibers; 28 and 32.
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Old May 22, 2020, 10:38 AM   #32
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For all of my cartridges, one powder would work well except for one caliber. H-4350 works well in everything except the 5.56x45.

If I had to choose only one though it would have to be Varget. It is not as good in my bigger calibers, but is good in the 5.56 and 308. It would also be ok/marginal in my others.
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Old May 23, 2020, 12:06 AM   #33
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Timely question.

I recently bought eight pound of Titegroup as I know it will work in all the hand gun calibers I load. I load just about every thing from 25 acp up to 44 mag and can find Titegroup formulas for most of it.

It used to be I'd look at the bullets I had, then scan my powder shell to see if I had anything that would work with the published formulas. This has result in a dozen or so powder "cans" that still have a dribble of unused powder in them taking up room on the shelf.

Plan to use up all those dribbles and run with the Titegroup.

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Old May 23, 2020, 02:04 AM   #34
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I like Titegroup 9 mm , 45 ACP , 357mag , 38special . I don’t know how many other rifle loads there are using Titegroup but I know there’s a load in 308 Winchester . Produces something like 1200 ft./s but at least there’s a load do use .
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Old May 23, 2020, 02:27 AM   #35
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Interesting question, because it really asks what guns you would want to shoot the most. So even though I have lots of handguns I wouldn't want to give up--I'd let them go in preference to rifles. My pick would be either varget or H1000, between the two they cover a lot of ground between the smallest to biggest centerfires I have with generally solid performance. My 8 lb'er of H1000 that I bought less than a year ago is already approaching empty--it doesn't take long on a steady diet of large capacity cartridges, so as much as I like the big bangers if I had to choose between the two I guess it would be varget since theoretically it would last longer.
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Old May 23, 2020, 07:41 AM   #36
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I am a big unique fan when it comes to pistol but recently stared using the Hodgdon CFE pistol and Its amazing how consistent its measures. I set it to 5.3 grains and it only deviates 0.1 + or -. As far as a one powder for all... I don't know.
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