HuntingNut
HuntingNut
   Login or Register
HomeCommunity ForumsPhoto AlbumsRegister
     
 

User Info

Welcome Anonymous


Membership:
Latest: MartiniMan
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 11889

People Online:
Members: 1
Visitors: 26
BOT: 3
Total: 30
Who Is Where:
 Members:
01: gelandangan > Forums
 Visitors:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums
04: Forums
05: Forums
06: Forums
07: Forums
08: Forums
09: Forums
10: Forums
11: Forums
12: Forums
13: Forums
14: Your Account
15: Forums
16: Home
17: Forums
18: PointBlank Ballistics
19: News
20: Forums
21: Home
22: Home
23: Forums
24: Forums
25: Forums
26: Forums
  BOT:
01: Forums
02: Forums
03: Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
 

Coppermine Stats
Photo Albums
 Albums: 307
 Pictures: 2326
  · Views: 223428
  · Votes: 1243
  · Comments: 86
 

Support our Advertisers

What powder manufacturer do you use and why?
Discussion regarding the reloading of ammunition and tuning of loads for accuracy
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
PaulS
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 2547
Location: South-Eastern Washington - the State

PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:23 pm    Post subject: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

I have settled on using Hodgdon products. I have loaded more than half the powders listed in the Hodgdon burn rate chart and have decided that Hodgdon is the one I will stick with. The reasons behind my choice are that they have powders that fit every cartridge that I load for now and any that I can think of that I might load for in the future. They don't drop powders every few years like Winchester (they don't even have enough powders to select from and only offer limited date for the few powders they do have - Hodgdon supports reloaders with a large selection (over 25% of the powders listed in the burn rate chart belong to them) and they still offer the old favorites and modernize them with more stable short cut and temperature tollerant versions. If you contact them for a load they will give you the information that they have.

Are there any other powder distributors (I know the don't make their own) or manufacturers that offer what Hodgdon does?

_________________
Paul
__________________
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 10860
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 6:55 am    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Gidday PaulS. I stick religiously to ADI powders, manufactured in Australia. They have a great range of powders....you can load from light pistol target loads to shotgun and pretty well any rifle load. I have decided to load my 30.30 and .243 using just the one powder, AR2208, or Varget as you guys know it. Its a very good verstatile powder. For shotgun I use AS50 and AP70.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

It's been lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger
Bushmaster
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jun 12, 2005
Posts: 9228
Location: Ava, Missouri

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:33 am    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

I'm not that much of a brand follower. I'm faithful to only what works for me.
Winchester
Hodgdon
Alliant
Are in my loading bench at this time.

_________________
I have one nerve left and yer standin' on it...

DEMOCRACY Two wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for lunch...
LIBERTY A well armed sheep contesting the outcome of the vote...
Back to top
View user's profile
Vince
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: May 25, 2005
Posts: 10860
Location: Brisbane AUSTRALIA

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Bushmaster wrote:
I'm not that much of a brand follower. I'm faithful to only what works for me.
Winchester
Hodgdon
Alliant
Are in my loading bench at this time.

Gidday Bushy, how are you mate? What you said makes a lot of sense. I too stick to what works for me which is why I have gone the way I have. Originally I had three different powders for reloading the 30.30 and .243, but with the one now I can concentrate more on just one powder rather than a number of them.

Cheers, Vince

_________________
Cheers, Vince Cheers

Illegitimi non carborundum
(Never let the bastards grind you down)

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

It's been lonely in the saddle since the horse died.

Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address MSN Messenger Yahoo Messenger
Handloader
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Aug 22, 2005
Posts: 1032
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 8:27 am    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Hi PaulS: many of the Hodgdon powder offerings are Australian in origin and comprise the majority of powders I use. The source country is listed on the side of the powder container and the Australian stuff is usually a lighter color than the Canadian sourced powder that uses a darker deterrent coating.

H4350 has become a staple item in many of my rifles. It is one of the Extreme Series and demonstrates little velocity variation relative to temperature. H322 is amazing stuff in the 223Rem and gives top velocities in the 50gr range in my rifles.

Alliant Reloder 19 & 22 get the nod for other cartridges when slower burning rates are dictated. Better accuracy and velocity often accompany their useage.

Powder has advanced over the years and allowed old favorites like the 270 to reach higher velocity levels. The first of the modern powders was HiVel #2, now long discontinued. But, this powder brought noticeable velocity gains in the 270Win and 30-06 for example, although, reloaders at the time were amazed and exchanged extensive notes about the process (see Phil Sharpe's "Guide To Reloading" 1937 edition). The 25-06 benefitted from even slower burning and reformulated powders as they were later introduced and gained 200 to 300 fps as a result.

Likewise, today, new powders enable the handloader to again improve velocities within SAAMI standards. Vita Vouri is one such powder and has seen increased useage by target and long distance shooters. Its more expensive and less available, but, often produces best results.

My handguns often run on either 231 or 2400, sometimes Unique or AA#5 and AA#9, the latter two being more recent introductions that often have better results and are cleaner burning in many cases.
Back to top
View user's profile
bubbadoyle
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: May 03, 2005
Posts: 16

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

I currently have Hodgon IMR Alliant and Vhitavouri on the shelf. I use whatever I find to be the best in an individual gun. I usually will start with Hodgon though.
Back to top
View user's profile
george20042007
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jan 27, 2006
Posts: 568
Location: Arizona

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2006 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Hodgdon is my favorite. Seems to be the cleanest of what I've used. A friend of mine in the military had to ship out & left me with 10 one pound cans of Unique & 5000 Large Pistol primers. Not my favorite powder, but, I use it to load .45 LC & .45 ACP. Loaded 1000's already & I still have 8 pounds left, oh well...
Back to top
View user's profile AIM Address
Jack
Member
Member


Joined: Oct 19, 2005
Posts: 98

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 10:11 am    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Currently on my shelf I have Hodgdon, IMR, Accurate , and Reliant powders. I'll use most any of the major brands of powders.
Back to top
View user's profile
Flint54
Member
Member


Joined: Apr 09, 2005
Posts: 389
Location: North Carolina

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:23 pm    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Shocked Cool I think that I use all the brands, depending on what I am loading and what was available when I worked up loads for a given firearm. Many times I have gone out to get a powder only to find that the one that I had decided on was backordered or not stocked at that place so I went with a substitute. I really need to think ablut streamlining my powder selection as I am running out of storage area. I'm seriously considering going down to using only Winchester, Hodgon, Accurate & Vit powders in the future. Cool
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
1895ss
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 2592

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 7:15 pm    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

I use mostly IMR but I also use Hodgdon and Winchester. Most of my older loads were worked up using IMR because that and Winchester was almost all that was available around here. For a number of years now Hodgdon has been just as easy to get.
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
skip
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 15
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2006 11:55 pm    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

I use ADI powder because they are the best! (and Im not just saying that because I work their either).

Handloader is correct in saying; "Hodgdon powder offerings are Australian in origin", because its just ADI powder re-labeled.

cheers

_________________
skip
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
PaulS
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 2547
Location: South-Eastern Washington - the State

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:13 am    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Skip,

Hodgdon uses powders made by at least two manufacturers - ADI doesn't supply H110. About half the powders are made by the Australian firm.

You work there? so, do you get to buy at a discount?

_________________
Paul
__________________
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
skip
Rookie Member
Rookie Member


Joined: Jan 13, 2006
Posts: 15
Location: Australia

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2006 11:07 pm    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Indeed I do.

_________________
skip
Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
1895ss
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Jul 21, 2005
Posts: 2592

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:41 am    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

Lucky so and so ........... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
PaulS
Super Member
Super Member


Joined: Feb 18, 2006
Posts: 2547
Location: South-Eastern Washington - the State

PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 4:38 pm    Post subject: Re: What powder manufacturer do you use and why? Reply with quote

I guess the shipping from Australia would be more than the discount when shipping to Washington state - - -

unless you get free shipping too?

_________________
Paul
__________________
Speer, Lyman, Hodgdon, Sierra, and Hornady = reliable loading data
So and So's pages on the internet = NOT reliable loading data
Always check data against manuals
NEVER exceed maximum listed loads
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index » Reloading Ammunition
Page 1 of 4
All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Go to page 1, 2, 3, 4  Next



Jump to:  


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Advertisements
 


Valid CSS! Valid HTML 4.01!
Click to check if this page is realy HTML 4.01 compliant for speed :)

All logos and trademarks in this site are property of HuntingNut.com.
The comments are property of their posters, all the rest © 2011 by HuntingNut.com
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy

.: Upgraded to DragonFly 9.2 by Dizfunkshunal :.