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Santa Cruz Armory
03-19-2007, 11:40 AM
Hey everyone~

I recently got back into the reloading biz and am in need of some new/better powder. I'm currently loading 7.62x39, .223, 7mm mag, and could do some .40cal.

I've been using IMR 4895 for both the .223 and 7.62. I also used some Winchester 748 in the .223.

Anyway! I'm looking for a powder that is good for plinking, that I can use for both. Is there such a beast?

I've never done a group buy, so I was hoping someone would give some insight or offer their past experience with one. I really don't know where to get started. Does anyone have the leg work done already?

Thanks!

shooterx10
04-12-2007, 9:10 AM
This may be a dead thread, but I'm game for a group buy for Winchester 748. I want to start loading 223 and 308 and I have recipes for both of those rounds from the Winchester website: www.wwpowder.com Or whatever powder works for both! :D

Also, I need some small rifle powders. I can use that for my .40S&W loads.

The action shooting season is already upon us! Time to stock up and crank out the rounds! :cool:

Bing
04-12-2007, 9:25 AM
Hey everyone~

I recently got back into the reloading biz and am in need of some new/better powder. I'm currently loading 7.62x39, .223, 7mm mag, and could do some .40cal.

I've been using IMR 4895 for both the .223 and 7.62. I also used some Winchester 748 in the .223.

Anyway! I'm looking for a powder that is good for plinking, that I can use for both. Is there such a beast?

I've never done a group buy, so I was hoping someone would give some insight or offer their past experience with one. I really don't know where to get started. Does anyone have the leg work done already?

Thanks!

I'll be in for some gun powder group buy. I need powder for .223, .308 & 30.06. I believe that most places don't offer discounts on gunpowder GB but we can save ourselves about $20.00-30.00 on Hazmat and shipping fees (if we get up to 48 lbs. and also shipped to one location).

Fjold
04-12-2007, 9:32 AM
Go to www.hodgdon.com and look up each cartridge that you want to load for. It will give you a long list of loads with different powders and you can compare right there which powders will work in which cartridges.

Jicko
04-12-2007, 10:36 AM
Anyway! I'm looking for a powder that is good for plinking, that I can use for both. Is there such a beast?


Good for both 223(55gr) and 762x39.... VihtaVuori N120.... good performance, very clean powder (not the cheapest tho)
http://www.lapua.com/fileadmin/user_upload/esitteet/ReloadingGuide2006.pdf



I've never done a group buy, so I was hoping someone would give some insight or offer their past experience with one. I really don't know where to get started. Does anyone have the leg work done already?


http://www.powdervalleyinc.com got some of the BEST prices.... and they've got almost EVERYTHING....

Since most people will want different things, so, you probably won't be able to get to the volume that you will get "group buy" discount...

So, your best bet is, just bundle an order with guys in your local area... and just save some shipping/hazmat $$...

Jicko
04-12-2007, 10:40 AM
This may be a dead thread, but I'm game for a group buy for Winchester 748. I want to start loading 223 and 308 and I have recipes for both of those rounds from the Winchester website: www.wwpowder.com Or whatever powder works for both! :D

Good for both .223 and .308.... VihtaVuori N130, N135, N140 (depending on what bullet wt.).... I love VV powder..... good performance, very clean powder (not the cheapest tho)
http://www.lapua.com/fileadmin/user_...gGuide2006.pdf

[almost just cut&paste from my last post]


Ramshot TAC will also work great for .223 and .308.... and it is cheaper... and less choices (ie. 1 powder will work for many bullet wt...).... BUT.... it is *dirty*!!
http://www.ramshot.com/powders/loadguide/Ramshot%20Edition%204.2.pdf

Bolt2Bounce
04-13-2007, 9:31 PM
Surplus powder www.Gibrass, widners reloading, pats reloading, 48 pounds max with one haz mat charge. Wcc 846 is good for 223 308, but is sold out most places. BLc2 also is a good choice for both 223 308. 40 S&W you'll need pistol powder will not work in rifle (unless you use a reduced charge for cast bullets) etc... Unique is a good choice for the 40 S&W. Surplus powder is the cheapest but not always in stock canister powder are mor expensive but almost always in stock... prices differ between $68-$99 for 8 pounds surplus to about $115-$140 for canister powder. I've used many powders in the 223 and 308.. 4895 4064 RL15 BLC2 3031 1680 2230 2460 4198 wc 846 wc 844 748 760 I've never used ramshot or VV powder but I'd like to try them. Maybe I can get some free samples. LOL B2B

JamesY
04-15-2007, 6:29 PM
I'd be in for some. I need powder for .223, .308, and 7.62X39.

thmpr
04-16-2007, 9:17 AM
Are we gonna do this?


:D

shooterx10
04-16-2007, 9:41 AM
Are we gonna do this?


You're in Hawaii. Are you gonna fly to the SF Bay Area and return with smokeless powder in your luggage? :confused: :)

I just heard from someone that Hi-Tech Ammo (their website is down) pays for the $20 Haz Mat fee if you buy four 8lbs kegs of powder. Is that true? If so, I'm down for IMR 4895 and 4320.

Where is everyone logistically? I'm in the East Bay. We should have the components shipped to one person and everyone who is in on the buy go there make payment, and pick up your order.

Ok, this is a question to the other reloading calgunners, which reloading vendors will pay the $20 hazmat fee IF an order is at a certain size, say 32 or 64 lbs of powder?

thmpr
04-16-2007, 9:50 AM
Will ship it in my luggage just for you...but it will cost $400 haz mat fee...:p

QuickOnTheDraw
04-16-2007, 9:52 AM
Interested in Group buy and I'm in Concord, East Bay.

Bing
04-18-2007, 8:41 PM
How's about a group buy for Winchester 846 (will work for both .223 & .308) from Pat's Reloading? His 8lb jugs of WC846 is @ $99.99 + shipping and Hazmat fees. According to his website "Get 4 to 6 units of Any types 844 or 846 and get HM Discount". I'm in the Peninsula South of SF.

ns3v3n
04-18-2007, 9:48 PM
i'm interested in a group buy for some powder and some primers, i'm located in fremont, nothing fancy probably 1000 cci small rifle primer and 1lb h335, pm me if this is actully going through. thanks.

thmpr
04-18-2007, 10:06 PM
Who wants to take lead on this?

I would like to buy the following:

8 lbs H322
8 lbs RL10x
5000 CCI Small Rifle Primers

Telperion
04-19-2007, 8:17 PM
Guys, the best way to do this is to have someone who's willing to shoulder the outlay for the order open a thread in the sales forum with a stated deadline. I'd offer to, but I rent, so I'd prefer not to be the recipient.

I'd be in for several cases of primers.

Franksremote
04-29-2007, 10:19 AM
Is this going? I need some more powder and primers.

sargenv
04-30-2007, 8:39 AM
If you purchase enough the hazmat and shipping won't really amount to too much. Maybe $2 per pound or less. When some of us put together a primer order before prices went through the roof, we were getting federal primers. We purchased enough primers where original price was $17.50/k, when shipping and double hazmat was factored in (took 2 boxes since federal primers by the K = remington primers by the 5k in size), the total cost for the primers was $19.02 per k shipped. If you get enough of your components, even if you have to pay double hazmat (2 boxes) it will not really come out to much. I was looking to pick up 10k of Primers by myself. Raw cost was $25/k, after shipping and hazmat, that price rose to $30/k, needless to say I did not place the order.

I checked with a vendor that discounted hazmat, but component prices were higher as opposed to the place we put the order in with, charged a flat $20 per hazmat and component prices were lower. We went with the lower component prices over the reduced hazmat. We got a better deal paying full hazmat.

Vince