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We are going to start offering powder in our retail store but since we have never sold it before we would like some input on what is most popular.  I am seeing more and more Hodgdon products showing up in stock at various distributors right now.
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varget
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H1000
H4831
H4831sc
H4350
H414
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TiteGroup
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bullseye
unique
RL15
RL22
RL19
RL33
RL7
That would be a good start




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Brando, I think you ALMOST covered it...
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"Vargay" fo sho! When you get it in, set me back (3) 8 lb jugs and then PM me. Big Grin
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Basically all of the Alliant, Hodgdon, and IMR brand powders. If you want to get extra fancy, you could add the Vihtavuori and Ramshot powders as well.

If you just start out with Hodgdon H322, H4198, H4350, H4831SC, H1000, Varget, & Benchmark, Alliant RL15, 19, and 22, Bullseye & Unique, and IMR3031, 4064, 4350 and 4831, and maybe Winchester 748, you'll probably get the lions share of your powder sales captured.


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RL 25 for the .300 RUM shooters.  
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I'm not a pistol or shotgun reloader so I'll defer to others for their recommendations on that front. For rifle powders though, the Hodgdon and IMR powders are probably still the favorites and Alliant as well.
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Stock. It. All.

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If it says Hodgdon or imr on the jug, its worth stocking imo....
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For specific powders, you'll want all the 4895 type you can get- IMR, Hodgdon or Accurate.
IMR 4198 and 4831, H4350 and H100V, TAC, Hunter... too many to mention.

Pistol- I burn lots of WW231 (HP-38), Unique and several V V powders. You'll want some HS6, Blue Dot, 296 and HS6...  get whatever you can.


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These days, short of cordite, I don't believe any powder you can name will sit on the shelf collecting dust!
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RL17 (my favorite powder 6.5, 280, 06, 375, WSM's)

RL22 (300 win mag, 338 win mag)

RL33 (RUM's, and high capacity cases


I suppose Varget for the weenie rifle shooters!  Big Grin


Oh, and all the Fed215 primers you can find

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Win231 I suppose for the weenie handgun shooters [:}
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anything you can get in 50 lb. containers
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Definitely 4895 for the M1 crowd.
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they pertty much Nailed it for you!
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Everything I use has been mentioned already, 748, 296, 231, Unique, Tac, 3031, and a couple other IMR powders, but don't forget Trail Boss, Bulls Eye, and Red Dot too.
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Varget...my weenies are made out of elk.
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You guys at SWFA selling primers too ?
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Originally posted by Roy Finn Roy Finn wrote:

You guys at SWFA selling primers too ?

+2, thats a great idea.
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Whats gun powder you cant find it here???????????????
 
I load  --  Varget, IMR 4350,  RL15, Power Pistol, 2400, Unique, IMR 4198(for 45-70)
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VihtaVuori N530, N540, N550... especially N550.  Gotta keep my AR in 6 BRX fed properly!
H4895 and CFE223. 
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Originally posted by Urimaginaryfrnd Urimaginaryfrnd wrote:


Whats gun powder you cant find it here???????????????
 
I load  --  Varget, IMR 4350,  RL15, Power Pistol, 2400, Unique, IMR 4198(for 45-70)




Try RE-7 for 45-70...IF you can find it, H322 works well too.

The only powder I absolutely can't find anywhere, is RE-15. That's my powder of choice for 9.3X62, 7mm-08, .308 and 5.56 if I'm loading heavy bullets.
I've tried to replace it with Varget and/or H4895 but lose either velocity or accuracy. In the case of the 9.3X62 I lost both.

Set me some aside if you can get it.
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I reload with Unique, Universal Clays, Trail Boss, H4895, and H4350.
 
 
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