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Old 06-25-2012, 13:34   #21
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Excellent way for that shop to tie up money in inventory that doesn't move. I can tell that you've never run a business.

The absolute biggest vendor is Hodgdon. They know what sells. Ask them. The key is to appeal to the new reloader - the guy who isn't going to buy from Powder Valley because he's still posting "What's the best powder for 45acp" on the forums.

The LGS can facilitate a group buy now and then for the volume loaders - this keeps the LGS from getting stuck with product that ain't gonna move. And it helps build shooting sport interest.
The problem is where the op lives doesn’t mean what the people in that area reloads or shoots use the most popular powders that Hodgdon’s sells. Do the people in that area reload more for rifle or more pistols or even shot gun? Or are they the same? Yes Hodgdon’s could probably tell you the most popular powder throughout the U.S. But probably not in the city the OP lives.
I have lived in all four corners of the U.S. and in the middle and every place what the most popular powders that people used was different.
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Old 06-25-2012, 14:57   #22
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Originally Posted by colorado4wheel View Post
what jack said.

Well, he will when he wakes up.

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Old 06-26-2012, 12:12   #23
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+1 for HP-38 (Win 231) my number one also.

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Hodgdon HP-38 is my #1 powder for plinking, I buy 8lb at a time................DOC
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Old 06-26-2012, 14:21   #24
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+1 for HP-38 (Win 231) my number one also.
Easy to find, reasonable price, and where I want for burn rate.
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Old 06-26-2012, 16:22   #25
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Bullseye, Unique, Varget...
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Old 06-26-2012, 16:36   #26
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Not sure about how popular. My current powders are,
Tite Group, I use this the most
Will be adding some Blue Dot and H110 if they every get a LB in stock for me to try out.
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Old 06-26-2012, 21:48   #27
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I scored an 8 lb keg of WSF at LGS for $89.99 today! I'd put that on the list for sure. You can cover most common pistol loads with it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 18:21   #28
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I only need Unique and H110 or W296 and all my handgun reloading needs are fulfilled.

But for a store to stock only three different powders to cover the range of ammo reloading chores out that's going to be a toughie.
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Old 06-28-2012, 18:49   #29
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Pistol powders or rifles powders? For handgun, TG is really popular, all though I'll never know why. Unique, Bullseye or W231, 2400, covers most handgun calibers. Rilfes; H335, IMR4895, H4350, H4831sc, would cover most rifles. The problem is there are so many powders & calibers, it is tough to try & stock for them all or to pick winners. The above will always sell but many shooters use lots of diff powders.
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