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Old 03-08-2014, 05:01 PM   #21
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Good point. That's why I use so much H110. It's the ideal powder for .357, .41,.44 magnum, .30 carbine, .454 Casull, heavy .45 Colt, all of the automags, and all of the .475-500 pistol calibers.

My other much used pistol powder is HS-6. Near ideal for .38 special +P, 9MM+P and +p+, .40, 10MM, .45 ACP +P
one of the things i look for when wanting to try out a different powder is to look through my load data books and see what rounds i load for i can use that powder in.
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I'd have a cow if I walked into any stores up here and found some Hodgdon 4891 on the shelves.
I'll be nice and leave the cow remark alone but I do have a question??? I have heard of 4895 and 4831 but not 4891. What is it used for???
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I'll be nice and leave the cow remark alone but I do have a question??? I have heard of 4895 and 4831 but not 4891. What is it used for???
Yes, be nice please. I'd have a cow over as if I saw the H4891 on the shelf and not H4831 powder (that I need). As far as I am aware, Hodgdon doesn't make an H4891 powder!
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Ok I will.
There is an LGS that I use to never go into but last fall I walked in and they were starting to carry loading supplies. It is owned by a father and son and son decided to add reloading to there stock. They are coming up with powders and primers I haven't seen in quite some time including 4831. Because of them I have been able to get my inventory back up to pre SHTF levels. And they are far cheaper than anyone else around here. When I asked how they are able to come up with this stuff and no one else can they replied" many hours on the internet and telephone".

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Hello, I want to start reloading some .44 mag . I curently use Hodgdon hp-38 for my 9mm. Just wondering if that's a good powder for .44 mag or if there's a better powder for that caliber. Thanks for the help!
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H110 for full power loads.

Trailboss for reduced power plinkers. Trailboss was designed specifically for larger pistol cases as a high volume low density powder to get around issues of of detonation and uneven burn with reduced pistol loads.

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I went with Alliant 2400 and I have 240 grain hornady XTP bullets. The load data I have only shows the Hercules 2400 not the Alliant 2400. Can I safely use the data it gives me for the Hercules 2400?

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Hello, I want to start reloading some .44 mag . I curently use Hodgdon hp-38 for my 9mm. Just wondering if that's a good powder for .44 mag or if there's a better powder for that caliber. Thanks for the help!
I have never used anything in the 44 mag. other than 2400. It was good enough for Elmer and its good enough for me.

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I went with Alliant 2400 and I have 240 grain hornady XTP bullets. The load data I have only shows the Hercules 2400 not the Alliant 2400. Can I safely use the data it gives me for the Hercules 2400?
Just my opinion, but if your data is still using "Hercules," it's time to splurge on some new data. Opinions vary, but in the last couple decades pressure measure has become much more accurate. So you will probably find that in some cases Max loads have come down some vs. the good ol' days. Though I don't know for sure, it's entirely possible that today's Alliant 2400 isn't exactly the same as the old Hercules 2400.
Alliant has data online: http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipeList.aspx?gtypeid=1

I can't say your old data isn't still valid, but it's worth a sanity check against modern data just to be on the safe side.
Somewhere in the reloading area here is a thread dedicated to online data sources.
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Just my opinion, but if your data is still using "Hercules," it's time to splurge on some new data. Opinions vary, but in the last couple decades pressure measure has become much more accurate. So you will probably find that in some cases Max loads have come down some vs. the good ol' days. Though I don't know for sure, it's entirely possible that today's Alliant 2400 isn't exactly the same as the old Hercules 2400.
Alliant has data online: http://www.alliantpowder.com/reloaders/RecipeList.aspx?gtypeid=1

I can't say you old data isn't still valid, but it's worth a sanity check against modern data just to be on the safe side.
Somewhere in the reloading area here is a thread dedicated to online data sources.
Greg, I have used 30 year old data with several fresh powders. My results make me wonder if the drastic reductions in maximum loads are the result of better pressure measuring, or better training for lawyers.
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