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    Powder Woes...

    Post by Cornmastah on Thu May 14, 2015 5:47 pm

    Been looking for 2400 powder for a VERY long time with no success.  Anybody had better luck?  Are you guys able to find the powders you need?  I've had good luck with everything except 2400.
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu May 14, 2015 6:52 pm

    Nope. I've given up looking for 2400 and have taken up ventures for which I'm more likely to succeed . . . things line unicorn hunting and making household appliances move with my mind.

    I've decided to seek other powders to take over tasks for which I used 2400. About a month ago I scored 4 pounds of AA9 from gunbot.net, and it's been a reasonable replacement (obviously, using AA9 recipes, though). I've also been looking at IMR 4227, H110 and Winchester 296.

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    Post by Cornmastah on Thu May 14, 2015 7:19 pm

    I've also been doing the same... bought a jug of 4227 to try that out for some 300 blk, 500 mag, etc... loads. Also bought some 5744.
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Wed May 20, 2015 12:58 pm

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    Post by Cornmastah on Tue May 26, 2015 12:55 pm

    Doh! how did I miss this post!? My search will continue.
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Wed Jun 03, 2015 3:29 pm

    Dang Corn, too bad Utah is pretty far from Tennessee. I visited a reloading shop at lunch and they had five 1-pound containers of 2400 on the shelves. Dude said they've been on the shelves for a while.

    I'd have gotten some, but I'm pretty deep in my stock of AA9 at the moment.
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    Post by Cornmastah on Wed Jun 03, 2015 4:09 pm

    I hope the powder manufacturers are going to be able to catch up on demand.
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:28 pm

    Well, this store's shelves were a happy sight. Had AA9, 7 and 5, 2400, Power Pistol, IMR 4227, and a ton of rifle powders. No Unique or fast burning powders, though.
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    Post by Cornmastah on Wed Jun 03, 2015 6:59 pm

    Too bad hazmat fees exist, or I would gladly pay for you to ship me some 2400. What was the price on the 2400?
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Wed Jun 03, 2015 7:50 pm

    It was pretty cheap. I think it was $22 or $24.

    I'm still thinking about going back and getting some, even though I wouldn't need it for at least a year.
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    Post by Cornmastah on Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:27 pm

    do they have a limit on how much you could buy? If they have enough, and let you buy enough, it may be worth the hazmat fee.
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:58 pm

    I will check next time I'm there (probably next week) and will let you know.
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    Post by Cornmastah on Thu Jun 04, 2015 3:48 pm

    ok cool, thanks!
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu Jun 25, 2015 8:36 pm

    Corn --- Sorry for my delay. Will try to get there tomorrow. Are you still looking for 2400?
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:47 pm

    CORN!!! This place has 8 pound jugs of 2400 available, but you will want to move fast. I just bought some Bullseye and Unique there.

    http://store.thirdgenerationshootingsupply.com/browse.cfm/4,556.html
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Thu Jul 16, 2015 3:48 pm

    They also have 1 pound containers of 2400 available.
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Devereaux on Sun Jul 19, 2015 7:29 pm

    Looks like out of stock today.

    ?What is it about 2400 that you guys like so much.
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Tennessee Jed on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:17 am

    Personally, I think it is one of the most versatile slow burning powders.

    I use slow burning powders primarily for higher velocity magnum calibers, 44 mag, 357 mag, and 10mm. I especially love it for 357 mag out of a rifle and for 357 mag cast bullets out of a revolver.

    Since 2400 is really hard to find these days, I've pretty much switched over to AA#9, which works well, but it doesn't have the same wide window of performance as 2400. 2400 has a larger range of velocities that I can load than AA9.
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    Post by Devereaux on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:41 am

    ?Isn't AA#9 really dirty shooting. I think that's the powder some guys used for IPSC race guns (.38 Super hot loaded).
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    Post by Tennessee Jed on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:05 pm

    Yeah, it's dirty. Really LOUD, too. But honestly, I can't tell much difference between AA9 and 2400 with leftover residue. As long as the leftover residue is just powder, and not leading, I'm ok with it. I clean everything when I get home from the range, so it's not much of an issue for me.

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    Post by Cornmastah on Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:21 am

    A very versatile powder, especially nice with cast bullets. Dirty doesn't bother me much as long as it shoots straight. A lot of the calibers I load for these days require magnum pistol powders (300 blk, 44 mag, 357 mag, 500 mag, 50 beowulf, 45 colt, etc...).
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Devereaux on Tue Jul 21, 2015 1:17 pm

    ?Why would .45 Colt require a magnum powder. I am planning on loading mine with Trail Boss, hardly a magnum powder I would think.
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    Post by Cornmastah on Wed Jul 22, 2015 6:03 pm

    45 colt doesn't require magnum powders when you are loading light to mid range, but it can use them for the heavier loads.
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    Post by Devereaux on Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:12 pm

    OK. You guys know the powder stuff. My understanding was that I could load a "max" load with Trail Boss, to kind of match the old black powder loads. ?True or false. I am not looking for anything hotter, although I know you can load hotter.
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    Re: Powder Woes...

    Post by Cornmastah on Fri Jul 24, 2015 3:55 am

    Trailboss is a cool powder. You can basically load it to the base of the bullet and have it be safe. Just don't compress it. Trailboss works great for lower velocity & lower recoil loads. I love it for my subsonic 300 blk bolt gun/ single shot rifle loads. It is nice and quiet with a suppressor!

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