Pistol Powder help

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  1. Joey

    Joey
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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

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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

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

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    What other kinda .40 is there?
     
  5. Benchrest

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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

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    I rest my case. lol
     
  7. Steve M

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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

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

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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

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    Alliant BE-86.
     
  11. Joey

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

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    Ramshot Silloette or Vihtvouri 3n37 is what I use.

    Stacy
     
  13. Joey

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

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

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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

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

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    Thanks fellas.
     
  18. fxdc

    fxdc
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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

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    Springfield xd40 sub compact.
     
  20. fxdc

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

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