November 11th, 2008, 01:10 PM
Versatile Small-Capacity Case Rifle Powders
I have a limited number of rifle calibers that I load (.223, 7.62x39, .308, etc.), most of which would be considered at the small end of case capacity. In the interest of limiting the variations in my stockpile, so as to be able to buy more in bulk, what recommendations would you have for a versatile powder that would do most/all of my caliber loads?
Right now I'm using IMR 3031, H322, H335, and Reloader 7, but am looking for a (hopefully) single powder that covers my range.
November 11th, 2008, 01:16 PM
Reloder 15, Varget...I like extruded powders myself.
November 11th, 2008, 02:01 PM
AA2230, AA2460 are both useful in the calibers you are loading. I prefer ball powders because they measure so consistantly.
November 13th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Don't load for the 7.62x39, but H4895, Reloder 15, Varget, and TAC will work in the .223 and .308. H322 will work with light bullets in the .223 and .308, and likely in the 7.62x39 too.
I've found that trying to make one or two powders work for everything doesn't always work best.