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Old 01-07-2020, 09:34 AM   #1
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Minimum kinds of powder to buy

I have 9mm and 40 cal s&w pistol, 223 and AK4, then 308, 7mm mag and 300 win mag. How many different kinds of powder do i have to buy? I am new to reloading so most of what I will be reloading will be used for target practice and plinking. I will use storebought stuff for "real" use - home defense or hunting. In time, as my reloading skills improve, I will be willing to branch out. I am likely to sell or trade the 7mm later.
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Old 01-07-2020, 01:18 PM   #2
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That is a difficult question to answer. If you are looking for max accuracy from your firearms, then you will try multiple powders to find the 1-2 that deliver the end result you desire.

I don't load/shoot rifles any more, so I will allow someone else to help with those powders. To load 9mm and 40 S&W brass, Power Pistol will get the job done in both calibers(as will many other powders). Just be aware, the PP powder does produce a fairly loud report, and muzzle flash(flash/bang), and that might bother some folks.

For soft shooting target rounds, then look at fast burning powders. If you want moderate to full power loads, then use the medium/slow burners.

Enjoy the hobby, but get at least two(2) GOOD reloading manuals and read NOT rely on the internet for your powder loads!!
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Old 01-08-2020, 11:03 AM   #3
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Find the loads that you like, the powders that you like and go with that would be my suggestion.
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