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I'll start by saying I'm not that discerning a shooter, and I'm happy enough with Unique.

I load for a .327fed and all its smaller siblings, a .41 mag, and 45/70, as well as a few bottle neck cases. I have a single stage, and therefore no desire to do any auto pistol rounds. The little .32's are more than enough finger smashers.

The bottle is empty now, and if there is a better option out there now is the time. This pound lasted 3 years I guess.


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Posts: 4372 | Location: southern Mn | Registered: February 26, 2006Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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If you're happy and it's available.... I'm in the "why change" camp. At 1 pound over three years.....I'd stay where you're at.

If you're bored and want to do load development again....change powders.

Andrew


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If you are just wanting to try another powder...Hodgdon UNIVERSAL Clays is a good powder.


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Posts: 8451 | Location: Southeast Tennessee...not far above my homestate Georgia | Registered: March 10, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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As a good all around powder, Unique is very hard to beat......it just works!!! I can't imagine not having some in the cabinet.
 
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Thanks, I started with Unique for good reasons I guess. I stick with it I think.


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There are a lot of powders in the same burn rate as Unique. I quit using it decades ago due to it's poor metering properties. I changed over to WSF.


David

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Yeah I am in the if you are happy with it don't change, BUT, if you want Unique like performance with better metering, maybe a little less volume, then try WSF or Universal or even AA#5.


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Posts: 7721 | Location: ca, usa | Registered: February 17, 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I use both Unique and 4198 in my 45/70s. I prefer 4198. I honestly don't know if it'll fill your other needs, but my rifles love it.


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I would keep on using it if it serves you well.


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Posts: 2988 | Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. | Registered: May 30, 2005Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I have nothing against Unique, but usually opt for H Universal instead. I have a bunch on hand, and it meters better.
 
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