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Old 07-28-2017, 04:21 PM
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Bullseye was my first powder in 1976.
Today it's still one of my favorites.

I guess I haven't learned a thing?
I'm not far behind you, my first pistol powder 30+ yrs agon and still loading itt today, First rifle powder was IMR3031 still my favorite rifle powder. I'm 73 and loaded a few .38spc shot cartridges with #4 shot this morning...
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Bullseye got a little hard to get here in E.KY, but I did find some in pigeon Forge TN. I bought a can of REDDOT and it is very similar to Bullseye.
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Bulls eye and Unique are my favorite powders.
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Bullseye got a little hard to get here in E.KY, but I did find some in pigeon Forge TN. I bought a can of REDDOT and it is very similar to Bullseye.
Red Dot gained lots of fans during the Great Powder Drought. I went with Green Dot because it was what I could get. Data nearly identical to Bullseye.

Stocked up mass quantities of both BE & GD (and others) in anticipation of the next round of Kalfornistan gun & ammo laws.
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Well, I'm true blue. Bullseye for me is one of the most versatile powders for the calibers that I reload for, although I have about 8 or 10 others that I use on occasion, including Unique.

For revolver shooting of the .32 S&W Long and the .38 Special, Bullseye is still my favorite. I'm talking target loads, not barn burners here.

But I am a traditionalist, and I love loading rounds with a powder that has been around for over a hundred years in cartridges that were designed over a hundred years ago, to shoot in guns that are closing in on a hundred years old. Just sort of fulfilling.

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Les, I agree. I've been using Bullseye for so long and never a problem, it burns clean, so, if it "ain't" broke ... don't fix it.

I'm 63 and loyal to product brand that has been loyal to me. Beside that it was one of Phillip Sharpe's favorites.
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I too started with Bullseye for .38 Special wadcutter loads but over the last 40 years, I've changed powder favorites many times. Bullseye worked well but is so dirty that I sought replacements and found several. TiteGroup, as others have mentioned, is good. I settled on IMR SR4756 for all my target revolver handloading. Of course, it is now discontinued but I've been able to lay in a supply large enough to do me AND our son for a long, long time - at age 70, well past my life expectancy.

Just as a clarification, when I refer to a powder as "dirty" I do not mean it leaves dirt in the bore - all powders do. But Bullseye leaves a sticky black coating on my guns and my hands, something other newer powders do not. If I can realize the same performance without the mess, it's a no-brainer for me.

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Intresting. I started reloading in 1966 and never have loaded a grain of bullseye. I mostly used unique and 2400 in my handgun loads.
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