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    mingaa...e3 is a shotgun powder that has shown good results for 9's. A number of folks over on the brian enos forum use it and have recipes listed there. I'll pm you with mine.
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    Cool. I'm on Enos - must have missed it.
    I have a pound on the shelf.
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    I use titegroup for most all of my 9, 40, 45 and 38spl. It works well, but there is a small charge weight range. It's not particularly clean burning, but it is cheap... $19lb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bellows1 View Post
    I use titegroup for most all of my 9, 40, 45 and 38spl. It works well, but there is a small charge weight range. It's not particularly clean burning, but it is cheap... $19lb.
    I know a number of shooters that do just the same and YEAH the price is right. i have a lot in stock and it sits as one of my my back up powders if something else evaporates in pistol powder!
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    I use the standard Hodgdon products like many here...HP38/W231 for the pistol calibers and H110/W296 for the .357 and .44 magnum fuller power loads. H-335, Benchmark and BL2-C for the .223 I find to be almost too similar to find a difference. Like Hombre I am a target shooter and if they ignite and punch holes in paper I am happy. When I am off target it is most always me and not the ammo. Because of this desire to produce "factory-like" ammo, the powder crunch made me very unhappy. I did try Universal for the pistol rounds then thanks to a forum member here, choosing it over Titegroup for the charge weight range as well as case volume. When the charge is hugging the bottom of the case I am less comfortable, much preferring to be able to see the powder and be more able to visually check against a double charge.

    I also use the H-110 and Lil Gun for .300 BLK and have obscure Vihtavuori and a shotgun powder from Spain that I grabbed when the drought was going on. They're on the shelf until the next one, although I have a fairly good stock of the powders mentioned above.

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    I use Hodgdon data quite often. Its usually my bench mark. They aren't alwaysconservative but have given me good results in the rifles especially.
    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post
    I use the standard Hodgdon products like many here...HP38/W231 for the pistol calibers and H110/W296 for the .357 and .44 magnum fuller power loads. H-335, Benchmark and BL2-C for the .223 I find to be almost too similar to find a difference. Like Hombre I am a target shooter and if they ignite and punch holes in paper I am happy. When I am off target it is most always me and not the ammo. Because of this desire to produce "factory-like" ammo, the powder crunch made me very unhappy. I did try Universal for the pistol rounds then thanks to a forum member here, choosing it over Titegroup for the charge weight range as well as case volume. When the charge is hugging the bottom of the case I am less comfortable, much preferring to be able to see the powder and be more able to visually check against a double charge.

    I also use the H-110 and Lil Gun for .300 BLK and have obscure Vihtavuori and a shotgun powder from Spain that I grabbed when the drought was going on. They're on the shelf until the next one, although I have a fairly good stock of the powders mentioned above.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Czechbikr View Post

    I also use the H-110 and Lil Gun for .300 BLK and have obscure Vihtavuori and a shotgun powder from Spain that I grabbed when the drought was going on. They're on the shelf until the next one, although I have a fairly good stock of the powders mentioned above.

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    W296 (H-110) is my go to range powder for 300 BLK. I get some really accurate 150/155 rounds with it 110 as well. it is readily available. I've been looking for Lil Gun locally since I built the gun - long hun now BUT I am able to get Accurate 5744 and 1680 locally (not as often as W296) - the will go a tad hotter than the 296 and with a mag primer and a 175/178 bullet i can make major Power Factor if needed.

    I'm anxious to try W296 in my 357 mag - still playing with rounds in that gun. I've done well with Accurate #9 and Alliant 2400 but W296 looks like the BOMB - literally!!!
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    In case you guys didn't know, Win 296 and Hodgdon H-110 are the very same powder coming out of the same gun powder spigot at Saint Marks(?), just different labels on the cans/bottles. I usually just look and see which is the cheapest and buy it. Same thing with Win 231 and HP-38.

    Accurate 4100 and Ramshot Enforcer (They too are the same powder) were supposed to be their version of Win 296, but their burn rate is the same as Lil Gun, just a tad faster than Win 296. Accurate 2200 is their version of Reloader 7 and the same burn rate, BTW. Accurate 1680 is a copy of Win 680 and 5744 is just a tad faster in burn rate.
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    I shoot a lot of Trail Boss in .38 spcl. It's my favorite when loading 158 grain lead loads

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    I also like Trail Boss, I use it for light loads in .38 Special/.357 Magnum, .45acp, .45 Colt for practice and Cowboy Action Shooting. Clean burning and case filling with narry a chance of a gun killing double charge....
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