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What was the first powder you reloaded with?

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Certaindeaf, Jun 3, 2015.

  1. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I started with Hodgdon's TopMark.. a fine spherical powder similar in performance and thrown weights to Red Dot. They stopped manufacturing it a long time ago and the cans I was given were old at the time over 35 years ago but it sure metered and burned clean! Loved the stuff.
     
  2. filsonhand

    filsonhand In the Silicon Forest Smooth as a Rhino 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Reloader 22 for my 300 weatherby
     
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  3. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Norma 3031 & 4064, Loading 30-06, with a Lyman 310 nutcracket, in the barracks in, '58
     
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  4. JamesRL

    JamesRL Beaverton Active Member

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    Bullseye in my .45 ACP.


    Jim
     
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  5. Steve M

    Steve M Beaverton, OR Well-Known Member

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    I think it would be most accurate to say 700X for 38 Special, though in the same reloading session I also used H110 to prepare some 357 Magnum loads as well. I test fired the 38 first then the 357 loads.
     
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    2Wheels4Ever Central Oregon Well-Known Member 2015 Volunteer

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    Unique in 38 special.
     
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  7. spectra

    spectra The Couve Moderator Staff Member

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    1680 and LilGun for my 300 blackout. Then loaded up win 231 for my first pistol loads.
     
  8. Classic

    Classic Federal Way WA Well-Known Member

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    AA#2 for my 9mm & 45acp. Now I only use it for the 45 cause I use Silhouette for the 9
     
  9. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    ROFLMAO I started reloading when I was 11 that was 46+ years ago I haven't a clue what powder I was using. And I would assume since I was reloading 3-4 different calibers even back then I was using a number of powders.
     
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  10. giddyupgo55

    giddyupgo55 Vernonia Active Member

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    IMR 4831 for my 7mm mag. and Unique for my pistols.
     
  11. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Unique for 41 Mag. Found out later that there are better powders for the 41 Mag, but still use Unique for most of my 45 ACP stuff.
    3031 for my 45-70, as far as first "rifle" powder.

    Man, that was a while ago. :)
     
  12. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    Dupont IMR 4064
     
  13. techieguy

    techieguy Well-Known Member

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    Bullseye for my 45 and BLC2 for 556
     
  14. SHPD_Retired

    SHPD_Retired Saint Helens Well-Known Member

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    As I just started reloading when everything was hard to find I did manage to find some Titegroup so that was my first powder. Reload 9mm mainly with it.
     
  15. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is, by far, my favorite powder for the 30-06.
     
  16. HotRod61

    HotRod61 Happy Valley Active Member

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    First powder was H4895 for my M1 Garand those loads still shoot better than I do.
     
  17. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    Pull down H4831 from when it was sold in 10 lb boxes containing 10, 1 pound paper bags of powder! And it was great powder and I still have some of it!
     
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  18. Papercidal

    Papercidal Vancouver ,Wa Active Member

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    Unique
     
  19. Capn Jack

    Capn Jack Wet-Stern Washington Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I guess if I wanted tell on myself.....Technically it was black powder I made myself. Loaded it into pistols made of galvanized pipe and shot marbles with it. :eek::eek:
    Wonder I've managed to make it this far. a?:rolleyes::D
     
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  20. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    IMR 4350 for .243 Winchester with a Lee Loader.
     
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