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Old 02-11-2020, 11:00 AM
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I am going to Tx next week to set up a dillon 650. Pistols are 9mm 45acp and 40. Rifles are 223 and 308 both semi auto. Would like to use a common powder for the pistols and a common powder for the rifles. Any recipies are appreciated.

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Old 02-11-2020, 11:21 AM
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I am going to Tx next week to set up a dillon 650. Pistols are 9mm 45acp and 40. Rifles are 223 and 308 both semi auto. Would like to use a common powder for the pistols and a common powder for the rifles. Any recipies are appreciated.

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Just off the top of my head, Titegroup would cover all your pistol loads and CFE223 for rifle. All recipes depend on bullet size, bullet type, how hot.
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Old 02-11-2020, 11:38 AM
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The following powders with cover both 223 and 308:

TAC
Accurate 2520
CFE223
BLC2
2000-MR
Reloader 15
AR-Comp
IMR Enduron 4166
IMR 4895
IMR 8208 XBR


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Power Pistol
BE-86
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:04 PM
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Picking one powder for multiple pistol and multiple rifle is akin to using the same tires on your Buick, Jeep, Acura and Dodge pick up!

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Old 02-11-2020, 12:14 PM
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Unique and Varget???
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Old 02-11-2020, 12:20 PM
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I’m not a fan of using one powder for everything for me I like to experiment till I find the most accurate combo that’s me though ymmv
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Old 02-11-2020, 03:49 PM
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HP38, W231(same powder),Power Pistol, Unique for 45Colt, and H110 for the magnums and .454, have been my go to handgun powders for years. If you are new to reloading, I would stay away from the fast burning powders, like Bullseye.
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:35 AM
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I just know some clown is going to suggest using Red Dot for everything and get superior accuracy!
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Old 02-12-2020, 06:51 AM
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If you plan on using the Dillon powder measure then I would go with Power Pistol for the handgun cartridges and AA2520 for your rifles.

Both are ball powders that measure well in the Dillon measure.

Speaking from experience, I have a Dillon 550 and 650.
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:50 AM
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HP38, W231(same powder),Power Pistol, Unique for 45Colt, and H110 for the magnums and .454, have been my go to handgun powders for years. If you are new to reloading, I would stay away from the fast burning powders, like Bullseye.
Bullseye was one of the first powders I used for reloading .45 and never had any issues.
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Old 02-12-2020, 08:56 AM
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If you plan on using the Dillon powder measure then I would go with Power Pistol for the handgun cartridges and AA2520 for your rifles.

Both are ball powders that measure well in the Dillon measure.

Speaking from experience, I have a Dillon 550 and 650.
I'm not familiar with AA2520, so I won't speak to that one, however Power Pistol is not a ball powder--it's a small flake powder. I do agree that it meters well though, and should work extremely well in the three handgun cartridges the OP mentions.
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Old 02-12-2020, 12:41 PM
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Old 02-12-2020, 07:55 PM
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HP38, W231(same powder),Power Pistol, Unique for 45Colt, and H110 for the magnums and .454, have been my go to handgun powders for years. If you are new to reloading, I would stay away from the fast burning powders, like Bullseye.
Bullseye and 45 Auto is like peanut butter and jelly.
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:22 PM
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It’s in your, or the owner’s, best interest to try several powders. Politics may affect the availability of the “one magic powder.”
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Old 02-12-2020, 09:38 PM
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I am going to Tx next week to set up a dillon 650. Pistols are 9mm 45acp and 40. Rifles are 223 and 308 both semi auto. Would like to use a common powder for the pistols and a common powder for the rifles. Any recipies are appreciated.

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Lucky
I haven’t loaded for 40 S&W personally but I see HS-6 listed and that would be my first choice for all three. I have found it to be very accurate in 9mm and 45 ACP. Power Pistol is another good option.
I don’t have much experience with 308 but Varget would be my first pick.
Good luck!

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Old 02-13-2020, 06:11 AM
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...If you are new to reloading, I would stay away from the fast burning powders, like Bullseye.
That warning is only appropriate if a beginning reloader is loading large volume cases like the 44 Magnum and 45 Colt.
Bullseye is a perfect powder for the beginner to use in the 45acp and 9mm.

And if a beginning reloader can't measure his powder properly, he's headed for trouble no matter what powder he's using.


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Old 02-13-2020, 10:22 AM
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Bullseye is a fantastic and accurate powder for light target loads in 41 & 44 magnum. I prefer to load these in my auto-indexing turret press to avoid the possibility of a double charge.
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Old 03-22-2020, 08:57 AM
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I have the same pistols plus I reload for the .357 mag/.38 special. Unique, Titegroup, and W231 are my powders of choice.
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Old 03-22-2020, 09:33 AM
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There is only one powder for everything...not Red Dot either,

The Holy Black!

For the pistol calibers you mentioned I'd recommend Accurate #5-it will give you good upper-mid to high end performance. IMR 4895 will work in both rifles but I'm not sure it will get you optimum performance in your rifles...
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Old 03-22-2020, 10:45 AM
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I am going to Tx next week to set up a dillon 650. Pistols are 9mm 45acp and 40. Rifles are 223 and 308 both semi auto. Would like to use a common powder for the pistols and a common powder for the rifles. Any recipies are appreciated.

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I use Bullseye for handgun ammo and Varget for 223 and 308 and have had no issues.
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:18 AM
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I use Bullseye for handgun ammo and Varget for 223 and 308 and have had no issues.
Nor will you......ever........!
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