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Pistol Powder help

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Joey, May 1, 2015.

  1. Joey

    Joey Yamhill County,Or Member

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    Can't find my normal(Universal) powder that I use for loading .40 rounds. What do you all like for this application?
    Thanks
     
  2. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    .40 what? Longshot is a good match for 40 S&W and Sportsman's Warehouse in Hillsboro had it for at least a week and may still have more of it.
     
  3. Joey

    Joey Yamhill County,Or Member

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    Yes, sorry. .40 S & W and thank you.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    What other kinda .40 is there?
     
  5. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    4o Colt
    40 Taurus
    40 Sig
    40 Webley
    40 H&H
    40 Mosin Nagant

    I'm helpful ;)
     
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  6. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I rest my case. lol
     
  7. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    10mm came to mind first as an alternative.

    We deal in exactness and clarity in what we do with tiny margins for error. You'll excuse me for asking for clarity before giving what I expect is the likely answer.
     
  8. Joey

    Joey Yamhill County,Or Member

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    Didn't bother me at all. Thank you.
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    And clarity is called for. Myself, I say 9 too much perhaps.
    And powders.. Red Dot can be used to load about everything under the sun.. especially target to mid- range.. from .25acp to .44 magnum when it comes to handguns. It's used in rifle and of course shotgun as well.
     
  10. Gunner3456

    Gunner3456 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Alliant BE-86.
     
  11. Joey

    Joey Yamhill County,Or Member

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    Thanks guys. Hope I can find some this weekend.
     
  12. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    Ramshot Silloette or Vihtvouri 3n37 is what I use.

    Stacy
     
  13. Joey

    Joey Yamhill County,Or Member

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    I have some powder that is old. Maybe 15-20 years old. Is it still ok to use?
     
  14. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    How does it smell? you will know if it is bad....
     
  15. Joey

    Joey Yamhill County,Or Member

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    4 of 6 had no odor. I'm guessing those are safe and the ones that had an off smell aren't.
     
  16. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member Bronze Supporter

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    yes if powder smells good should be fine. if it does not toss it out.
     
  17. Joey

    Joey Yamhill County,Or Member

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    Thanks fellas.
     
  18. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    What are you shooting ?

    Major / open gun?
    I use VV for major 9
    I CANNT find the Sillo and wanna try it, I hear about 8.3grs will make major with a plated 124gr .

    Thanks
     
  19. Joey

    Joey Yamhill County,Or Member

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    Springfield xd40 sub compact.
     
  20. fxdc

    fxdc Da Valley USPSA, SPEED STEEL, IDPA, 3 GUN

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    The powders Stacy is using are use alot for Major 9mm loads