Who makes the best Rifle Powder and why,

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by kc, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. kc

    kc Well-Known Member

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    For some reason it always comes back to IMR 4064.
     
  2. TheRoaminRaider

    TheRoaminRaider Well-Known Member

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    Ummm, best for what?

    Or, is this just to start an argument?
     

  3. Joe King

    Joe King Well-Known Member

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    +1 Lot of powders out there, all suited for one thing or another but none for everything
     
  4. boomtube

    boomtube Well-Known Member

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    Contrary to some vocal opinions, if there were one or two "BESTS" of anything they would capture the market and the others would disappear.
     
  5. JackinSD

    JackinSD Well-Known Member

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    Doesn't take long to check his posts and see that an argument or attention is all he is after.:D
     
  6. webs

    webs Well-Known Member

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    Ok I will bite. Varget and H1000.
     
  7. Trever

    Trever Well-Known Member

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    100% agreed but if not h-1000 then h-4831
     
  8. rdsii64

    rdsii64 Well-Known Member

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    When ever the word best comes up, the answer is always, "it depends"
    I won't use a powder that won't meter well in a progressive press. I don't care how good it is. All my shooting is done in Southern California. Since the weather is the same all year, I can get away with a powder that might not be as temp stable as some others. I personally like AA2520. it meets my needs. It produces accurate loads with my rifles in bullets weights as light as 53 grains to as heavy as 180 grains. My .308 bolt gun and my 223 AR15 both get fed ammo thats loaded with the same powder. I load the 53 grain vmax, the 75 grain BTHP, the 175 grain Nosler CC and the 180 grain super shock tip all with the same powder. So I can shoot f-class, hunt deer, pigs, coyotes, ground rats, and who knows what else with ammo loaded with one powder. AA2520 is MY "best"
     
  9. lslubecki

    lslubecki New Member

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    Sounds like I need to try AA2520 and reduce my inventory.
     
  10. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    I'll have to try IMR4064 in my 44 magnum instead of H110. Wonder if it will work in my 40 cal Sig loads...since it's the "best." :D
     
  11. jaybeach

    jaybeach New Member

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    I have used that successfully in both .308 and .223 and shot a one-hole group with it just in the starting load. You can't beat the IMR series.
     
  12. chazmatic

    chazmatic Active Member

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    I have shot many pounds of varget. (but) I have settled on H 8208 xbr. Last week I took an eight point at 433 yards with hornady 168 gr. hpbt match. Shoulder shot and he dropped there. (rem. 308 5r mil. spec. I shorten barrel to 22 1/4 ")
    "It is bullet placement"
    Hope ya'll have a safe and great hunting season!!>>chaz
     
  13. geronimo.tn

    geronimo.tn Well-Known Member

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    tried some IMR 4064 for the first time this fall (my brother gave it to me) and I must say I'm impressed with the accuracy in my 6.5x51A.I. that's enough for me :)
     
  14. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member

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    There is no "best" of anything.

    There probably is no "mot versatile" powder either, although some will argue otherwise. Powders vary in speed and are used by reloaders depending on the caliber they want to reload for. IMR4064 is great for cartridges in the .308 and 30/06 size casings, and probably others.