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BALL POWDER -BEEN THINKING ABOUT TRYING?

I haven't used any of the ball powders in years but i got the urge to play with some of them?
Do you use it?
I don't like the way its performance varies with temp changes so i don't mess with it?

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All of the time, willyp. I use the Ramshot line of powders, specifically Big Game, Hunter and Magnum. Nothing but good luck with those across a bunch of cartridges.
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I only use ww748 in my .30-30. I find Ramshot Hunter is great with 180 gr bullets in .30-06. Ramshot powders are harder to find than other brands.

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H335 for my mil-spec AR loads, H414 for my .30/06 loads, HS6 for my 9mm loads. Nothing wrong with ball powder.

Ball, flake, extruded.....I use them all.

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748 in 308 Win
H-414 in 375 Wby

Love those powders in those applications.

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I only use ww748 in my .30-30. I find Ramshot Hunter is great with 180 gr bullets in .30-06. Ramshot powders are harder to find than other brands.
Ramshot stock is doing a lot better these days around my parts. Their powders were VERY hard to find for a couple of years after their European plant blew up, but they are back up and running strong. I got 8 lb. jugs of Hunter and Big Game after a 2 year backorder a few months ago. God willing, it will stay available.
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I haven't used any of the ball powders in years but i got the urge to play with some of them?
Do you use it?
I don't like the way its performance varies with temp changes so i don't mess with it?
I have used W748 in .223, .308 and 30/30. All with standard primers and have never had ignition problems. They shot the same in warm months as they did in cold months as far as accuracy and pressure is concerned.
I use W760 in the 300WSM with Fed 215 primers and have found it to be fine summer or winter.

What problems have you had years ago that causes you to stop using ball powder?

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Go over to the window and jump out, save yourself the headaches caused by using ball powder !! Ball powder will shoot outstanding groups and cause you to drink trying to explain the point of impact changes caused by temperature changes. What you shoot in the summer at 85 degrees will not even be close at 25 degrees, how can I say this, because I've done it and seen many others go through it needlessly ! No one can make me believe it's not temperature sensitive to the extreme, if it's all you got to use, then use it but never by choice unless you like scratching your head...
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I have shot pounds and pounds of ball powder. I have never had any problems POI. I always ignite with a magnum primer.
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