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Powder question

jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
I started reloading late this spring and noticed something strange:

I am using hogdon titegroup and CCI primers to reload .45 ACP,
my rounds are now extremely dirty. I haven't had to clean that much carbon out of my gun and off my hands since I used Wolf ammo.

Is titegroup just a dirty powder or am I doing something wrong?

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  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    Who makes a powder named XMP 5744 it is listed in my speer #13 manual but I cant find anyone that has used it ...... any help would be appreciated..

    Thanks David.
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    What powder does Hornady use in the 7mm factory loads? Or what would best duplicate it?
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    Is there such a thing as a universal powder for 38,41 and 44? Trying to keep the powder selection down to the basics if possible. I currently have H110, unique and 2400 on hand. Thanks.

    Todd
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    When you finish loading for a day or two, How long do you leave the powder in the dispenser. I have a lock and load hornady press with an auto powder feeder and was wondering how long i can lleave the powder in it. Sometimes i load a few then quit for a few days because of my health. thanks
    JW
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    Would someone please recommend a powder that would be serviceable for both 9mm and 45acp, and another that would be serviceable for both .223 and .308?

    Thanks in advance.
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    I haven't started to reload yet but have most of the equipment. With the equipment I bought I recieved 3 cans of IMR-4831. I was reading an old Lyman book (copyright 1982) and couldn't find any referance to this powder. I have another reloading book but haven't had time to get to it. Is this a newer powder ? I'm thinking of loading 22 Hornet, 222, 223, 257, 308 and 7mm Mag. Is there an "interchange" or cross referance for powder.
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    Are IMR4350 and H4350 the same powder.
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    hello, i have a few cans of older powder and was trying to fiqure out the particulars on them, like what this powder should be use for. have one can of hercules 2400. on the can is says rifle powder, although someone told me that this is for pistols? got one can of dupont SR-4756, and a can of SR-7625. not sure if these powders are still available. if not, what might they be eqivilant to todays powder?
  • 62fuelie62fuelie Member Posts: 1,036 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    When I finish for the day I empty the measure. The air here in CO is too dry and I want the powder to be in the more controlled environment of its can. I would think the opposite conditions in MS would pose similar concerns. If the powder, even with the cap on the measure hopper, absorbs or loses moisture it will affect the weight of the powder and throw your loads off. Just my SWAG on the question.
  • CapnMidnightCapnMidnight Member Posts: 8,520
    edited November -1
    I always empty mine, always been a habit, I don't like leaving powder out in the elements.
    W.D.
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I bet the match shooter's put it away when done for the day. For regular reloading a day or two in the capped hopper likely will not make much difference. You could check your group size to see if it actually does have an measurable influence. One of the advantages of keeping a good note book. I hope your heath is improving.
  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    Believe it or not many powder measures will result with a FOGGED /ruined powder reservoir.
  • noyljnoylj Member Posts: 172 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I bet the match shooters (or at least the action pistol shooters I know) leave the powder in and are ready to load some additional rounds as time is available.
  • PA ShootistPA Shootist Member Posts: 641 ✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have made a habit of emptying the powder measure for my general reloading, because of possible mis-identification of the powder. Except, I have a couple Square Deal B's set up for my oft-repeated loadings of target pistol cartridges. For those, I always use the same powder and charge, and I never empty the measure. I use them often. I haven't seen any adverse reactions to the plastic measure. And my reloading room is very constant temperature, and no light when lights are off.
  • bpostbpost Member Posts: 30,904 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Empty it. If you don't one day you will forget the type of powder that is in there. Take the time to put the powder back into the factory can. There is no room for POTENTIAL errors when reloading.
  • Hawk CarseHawk Carse Member Posts: 4,296 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I leave my Dillon powder measures loaded, the can behind the press, nothing else nearby. The plastic has gradually darkened but shows no damage.

    I once left a RCBS Uniflo filled and that was a mistake. The powder ate its way into the plastic hopper. Residual solvent or nitroglycerine in the double base powder, I don't know which. But they sure did not use a resistant plastic. Silly economizing when there are plastics inert enough for powder shipping and storage.
  • jwhardingjwharding Member Posts: 2,897
    edited November -1
    I haven't left powder in the press for very long maybe a day or so. It takes me a while to set everything up and sometimes I have to quit for a while, before I can continue loading. Never over a day or two. Thanks for the answers
    JW
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I never let the hopper drop below half, and I throw every 10th on the scales. I also do a visual/comparison check on the charged loading block.
  • JustCJustC Member, Moderator Posts: 16,035 ******
    edited November -1
    I never leave powder in the dispenser.
  • RobOzRobOz Member Posts: 9,085 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I would be afraid my girlfriend would dump some Unique in my hopper full of BLC2. She's been known to hold a grudge.
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