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#7233186 - 12/27/12 12:05 PM 1.5f or 2f?
APDDSN0864 Offline
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I've been looking at powders for my future BPCR and see in the different forums where the majority of shooters are using either 1.5f or 2f in their .45-70's and .45-90's.

I've heard that some powders create a harder fouling than others.

For the folks here that compete (even if it's with yourselves grin ) what is your preferred powder size and manufacturer?

Thanks,

Ed
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#7233303 - 12/27/12 12:46 PM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: APDDSN0864]
Paul39 Offline
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Swiss 1.5 in .40-82, .45-70, and .45-90. Keeps it simple.

Paul
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#7233518 - 12/27/12 01:49 PM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: Paul39]
Kurt71 Offline
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I use 1.5 and 2FG KIK for everything.
Happy New Year Y'all here!

Kurt


Edited by Kurt71 (12/27/12 01:50 PM)

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#7233626 - 12/27/12 02:20 PM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: APDDSN0864]
Ranch13 Offline
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Right now, I'ld say if you're shooting a 45-90 then KIK 1.5 is a good route to take.
If the cartridge is 45-70 then KIK 2f is the way to go.
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#7233930 - 12/27/12 03:46 PM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: Ranch13]
sharpsguy Offline
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2f KIK across the board.

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#7234550 - 12/27/12 06:13 PM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: sharpsguy]
BrentD Offline
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If you want top accuracy, Swiss 1.5 fg is still getting it done and is the clear favorite.
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#7235026 - 12/27/12 08:15 PM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: BrentD]
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I still have a fair amount of GOEX Express FFG. Per advice from an experienced fella wid a 44/90 I'll be gittin' a chitload of KIK 1.5 . My 45/110 likes the FFG.
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#7236128 - 12/28/12 07:58 AM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: EvilTwin]
elkchsr Offline
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Registered: 02/12/05
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I've had good luck with Swiss 1.5 in my 40-65.

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#7237251 - 12/28/12 01:53 PM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: elkchsr]
APDDSN0864 Offline
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Thank you, Gentlemen (yes, even you, Jim! grin ).

I see that Graf & Sons carries Goex & Swiss (Swiss is SPENDY!!! eek ) but I don't know of a source for KIK. Any suggestions?

Ed
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#7237262 - 12/28/12 01:58 PM Re: 1.5f or 2f? [Re: APDDSN0864]
BrentD Offline
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Originally Posted By: APDDSN0864
(Swiss is SPENDY!!! eek )


You get what you pay for. Don't run second rate powder in a high dollar rifle just to save a few bucks. It is not worth your time and effort.
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