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    Top 10 most used powders? Rank them #1 to #10. Interested to see what everybody uses the most.
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    #1 IMR-4350
    #2 IMR-4831
    #3 Hodgon Titegroup
    #4 N135
    #5 RL-17
    #6 IMR-7828
    #7 IMR-4064
    #8 H-110
    #9 2fg Black
    #10 H322

    Not really the order I currently use them, but over the last few years.
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    What powder I use most depends on what I'm loading at the time, and is most used based on rounds loader or grains poured? I think I'm down to 10 different powders so depending on what I'm loading:

    Bullseye
    Unique
    Blue Dot
    2400
    H-110

    H-335
    RL 7
    RL 15
    Varget
    H-4350

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    Yeah, I realize it varies a lot based on what your shooting at the time, etc. Maybe more appropriate is what you wouldn't want to be out of.
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    1. Power Pistol
    2. 296
    3. 231
    4. H4350
    5. IMR4895
    6. Unique
    7. IMR4227
    8. Clays
    9. Varget
    10. H4831

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    It's more than 10 but it's what I'm working with right now. I could probably throw out the Varget, W-760, H4381sc and RL-22 and get by just fine.

    Titegroup
    RL-10X
    H-335
    BLC2
    H-4895
    Varget
    RL15
    W-760
    IMR-4350
    H-4350
    RL-17
    H-4831sc
    RL-19
    RL-22
    IMR7828ssc
    RL-25

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    No long list here. RL17 works great in my 25-06 and 300 WSM and Retumbo works well in my 300 RUM. I dont see an need to use any other powders in any cartridges that I am considering including 6.5-06 and othe WSM variations. In any cartridge other than the RUM, RL17 should work just fine.

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    Must have:

    Man size rifle cartridges

    RL-22
    RL-19
    RL-15
    H-4350
    H-4831
    H-1000

    Girl size carbine cartridges

    H-322
    H-4198
    AA-2230

    Pistol

    Unique
    H-110
    Blue-dot

    Everything else is just cool extra stuff.
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    It would depend if I were listing as the most used or most versatile powder.

    Here are the ten rifle powders I use most often:

    RL22
    IMR 7828
    IMR 4831
    IMR 4350
    H4831
    RL 15
    RL 25
    IMR 4198
    H4831
    H322

    As for traditional handgun cartridges:

    H110
    Unique
    Red Dot

    I could get along with most of my rifle cartridges with RL 22, RL 15 & IMR 4198 and I shoot 5-6X as much H110 as all other handgun powders combined.

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    Thumbs up i don't have 10 / i get by with great loads using these..

    1. imr-4227 44mag/30carbine 2. imr- 4350 30-06 3 . imr-4198 45-70 4. imr-4064 30-06, 22.250 5.varget 22-250 ,30-06 6. well thats about it, have but could live without w-296 ,imr-3031,and blue dot..(which is the real loser in the crowd)
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    imr 4064...243
    imr 4198...222
    imr 4895...308
    h4831sc...270
    reloader 7...375 win
    w296...44 mag hunting loads
    red dot...44 mag target loads/45 colt
    unique/ bullseye....38 special and 40S&W
    w748...223
    Pyrodex RS...White mountain carbine
    Pyrodex tripple 7...inlines

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    Don't know the order but I use:
    LilGun
    Bulseye
    Unique
    H110
    W296
    H4895
    IMR4895
    RL15
    RL17
    RL22
    H4198
    Number 9
    2400
    Herco
    Universal Clays
    50BMG
    Pyrodex and a bit of FFFand FFFF black
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    H-110 44mag
    Lil Gun 480 Ruger
    Unique 480 Ruger plinkers
    Tightgroup 38sp
    H-322 450 Marlin
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    RL-15
    RL-22
    Varget
    Viht 135
    WST
    A2495
    Longshot
    231

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    rl 22
    rl 19
    rl 15
    h 380
    sr 4759
    imr 4831
    h 4350
    n 110
    varget
    unique
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    PP
    W748
    H4198
    3031
    RL22
    RL25
    Retumbo
    231
    Varget
    RL15

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    Power pistol .40
    Titegroup .38 .45
    IMR4350 30-06 .270
    IMR 4831 .338 .300
    Varget .223 22-250
    Red dot 12ga
    Bluedot .357 .44mag

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    RL-15
    RL-22
    IMR4350
    H4350
    H380
    Varget
    W296
    W748
    AA#5
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    I keep it simple.
    These are the ones I like. Sorry, only Nine of'em, and I can't Rank them.
    I don't think I need to consider any others, but if I did, I keep hearing how wunnerful the Reloader powers, R ?? and R ??, are. I might consider a couple of them.

    H1000
    H 4831
    H 4350
    H 414/W760
    H 4895
    SR 4759
    W 748

    H 4227
    Unique

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    RL7, RL10X - 450 Marlin
    Varget, H4831, H4350 - 300 win mag
    universal - 45 ACP

    Looks like I need to try some more powders!

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