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I have used a lot of different powders at one time or another but to be honest there are only a few I would not want to be without, most of the powders I would choose are multi-caliber powders that may not be the best performers in all calibers  but good enough to  get the job done without a lot of fuss.   What are your thoughts ? 

Handgun / shotgun powders ,  HS--6 for heavy shotgun and some medium heavy handgun cartridges  I prefer HS-7 but it's not made anymore but have enough to get by.   Red dot for shotguns and small handgun cartridges,    Win 231 or HP-38  small caliber handgun powder and lite loadings for large handgun cartridges.   unique for shotgun and handguns,  H-110 or Win-296 for magnum handgun and small rifle. 

Rifle powders,  Tac for smaller to medium rifle cartridges, Hodgdons or Imr 4895 both great powders from small rifle cartridges up to 458 win mags,  H-4831 or Imr 4831 for  270 / 30-06 class cartridges, H-1000 for larger magnums such as 300 Wby, 

There are a few powders I didn't list in the above  I hope they don't get discontinued lists that I like such as Reloader 17,  Varget, H-4198,  blue dot, Imr-7828, Reloader 22, Norma MRP , Lil' gun, green dot, occasionally Retumbo. 

I do use other powders these are the one's I have a preference and feel the most comfortable with. 

+1   agree  Hodgdons  & Imr  4895's  are very versatile  powders and work well in numerous calibers. I'm more prone to picking Hodgdons 4895 for reduced loadings in larger calibers when appropiate.   Either one of these 4895  powders I wouldn't want to be without.   They are kind of like the Unique of  rifle powders.     

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Crack In The Dam
« on: July 19, 2022, 12:31:13 AM »
No one i've talked with is voting Dem-o-rat,   term limits for all parties

Another ball powder that i've found to work well in 5.56 is TAC ,  most accurate primers I tested with TAC were Wolf sm rife primers and got approx 100 fps higher velocities vs more well known american primers,   excellent accuracy, but need to work up TAC to max carefully, meters wonderfully,  all loads were were thrown from a measure.   Basically bug hole accuracy in a carbine.

They need to bring back the draft and that includes women,   if you cannot pass entrance qualifications for military service then have them serve in the conservation corps,  then bring back red line brigs  and if that don't straighten their asses up well you get the point.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Rust
« on: June 23, 2022, 12:39:32 AM »
What goes around comes around,    I would imagine there aren't too many party invitations being sent out. 

These shortages and high prices have been with us long before the china virus ,  it just seems worst the last few years,  being prepared is the rule of the day and has been since the brady bill and probably longer than that.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Thermal scope
« on: June 07, 2022, 07:33:19 PM »
we aren't allowed to use them in Arizona for hunting. 

+1   Ain't that the truth,  we need term limits across the board

Listening to some of these liberal yea hoo's is like talking to a drunk why bother,  you aren't going to change their mind and you are not going to change ours.  What's the deal bolt action battle rifles in WWI are also bolt action hunting rifles,  Semi-Auto battle rifles in WWII we used to assualt beaches and during the same time frame hunters used other semi-auto rifles  to hunt with.  It's just a play on words  they know it , we know it, of course there some dumb asses out there that just can't help but stir the pot like they know something we don't.   vote them out with a smile.

Thanks good info,   You are right,  those old 383's had a lot of grunt to them and darn fast.   I have 3 old friends only 1 still alive that had 68 & 69  Roadrunners both 383's  & 440's  they were powerful cars that would set you back in the seat when you jumped on it.  I'm guessing the unibody is something along the lines of the old Camero / Firebirds.  The good part the Roadrunner  looks pretty straight & sound.   I don't know how far he wants to go with the 440 engine ,  my guess would be he will run it for awhile  only doing minor repairs,  and see if it holds up.  If it does need any major drive train repairs he will most likely upgrade to better parts and  build the motor slightly.   He's not going to drag race we don't have anything like that around here,  it  would be more of a cruiser that can get up and go if he wants.  He's already told me  he plans on taking  engine, tranny, rear end out, interior parts out,   only after he gets it running the way he wants,  then get into the paint work. at least we know a good painter and my son is friends with the machine shop owner. 

Godscountry :  My son bought the 69 Roadrunner,  we loaded it on my car hauler on Tuesday and brought it home.    440 with  Weber carb,  727 Automatic  converted to floor shift,   body is pretty decent shape  ,  couple minor dents nothing major,    only trim missing is around the windshield,   it will be a work in progress,  it's not matching numbers originally was a 383 car.  Ivy green in color,   with a getto looking hood scoop which will go.  He's going to do a body off restoration and turn it into a resto - mod for cruising around town,  maybe a car show when it's done,  right now it's finding out and fixing all the mechanical  / electrical issues, do a little bodywork and primer the car to work out any bugs and add any new gucci  upgraded parts,   then pull the body and get it painted.  Probably a set of old school Cragar SS rims.  right now tires are junk N - 50 / 15's on the rear that barely clear the wheel wells,  fronts are too skinny,  pretty much an old school drag set-up.  definitely a drag pak or track pak rear suspension.  Dana 60 not sure gear ration yet,  will get into it more as time goes by.   

Not bad ,  I like the looks and weight,  would fit very nicely for what we are doing . 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Semi
« on: May 17, 2022, 10:14:25 AM »
The anti gun crowd have their agenda and we have ours it's called the Constitution.  Why do you think no one has invaded us since 1812 ?   We would make any invaders pay dearly, and they know it.  These anti's just seem to try and  chip away every time something happens.  They can't help them selves. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Song
« on: May 15, 2022, 09:18:39 PM »
Highwaymen  by The Highwaymen

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