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Old 06-10-2019, 09:13 PM
JSH JSH is offline
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Wyo, if it ainít broke donít fix it. I sure try to follow that.

The past few years have not been agreeable to a lot of folks that reload and shoot. I had to try some powders totally new to me. It was either that or not shoot at all. I have several pounds that just plain did not work.
I have since kept more on hand than in than years past, same goes with primers. I always kept 5k of various rifle and pistol on hand unopened. When I had to crack open a sleeve I started shopping around, or that is what I used to do. Now I buy what I use the most when I catch them on sale, even if I have plenty.

I am a big fan of VV powders, but I took them clear out of my inventory as what I was using was just to hard to come by. AA and Ramshot were almost in the same boat. I have stocked up on what I like since.
An older shooting friend had to quit because of health. He gave me all of his powder and primers, very lucky there. Brand new unopened keg of SR4759 and a partial along with a bunch of 1lb of various powders. Also a pile of primers. Always make sure his nephew has plenty of what he needs now.

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Old 06-11-2019, 02:26 PM
Bayou City Boy Bayou City Boy is offline
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I was just adding a powder to the equation with my mention of IMR4198. I've owned well over a dozen (15 IIRC) 17 Remington rifles since the early to mid 1970's, and I've tried any and all of the mentioned powders that work well in the 17 Remington. And more than one of them do work extremely well. Anyone can find a good 17 Rem load with a lot of different powders.

Through it all, at the end of the day I've always went back to the IMR 4198 load that I shoot with Hornady 25 grain HP bullets for coyotes. It has worked extremely well in all of my 17 Rem rifles over the years, both in terms of accuracy and velocity. I've never had a problem with IMR 4198 powder bridging, but I also check every cartridge individually for consistent powder levels. It probably adds 2 minutes max to the loading of 100 rounds.

btw - Even though I hate to see Hornady stop making them, I have a lifetime supply of 25 grain Hornady HP bullets. I've been buying a few extras when I see them since back when Willy Clinton was a boy chasing skirts in the White House.........

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Old 06-24-2019, 12:12 PM
rbreyley rbreyley is offline
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Does the H4198 run about the same as the IMR4198? Curious if you tried that one with the same results since they are about the same. Thanks
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