Re: POWDER QUESTIONS
Where's Alpo when you need him? For the .223, I'd assume that you will be loading for an AR type rifle. As Steve stated, the first thing you need to consider is the bullet - what wieght and what purpose?
If I were looking - say to load for a target/plinker/varment round - I'd think about an FMJ. If it were an older AR, I'd consider a 55 grain FMJ. The newer ones like heavier bullets for the rate of twist. I use H-335 for my purposes, but your needs might be different.
For the 9mm, it all depends on what bullet and wieght you are going to load. If you are after cheaper lead cast bullets for target or plinking, that is one seperate area of loading. If you are going to load jacketed bullets, that is entirely another arena. Personally I use Unique powder for both because of versatility, but many folks think that is a 'dirty' powder.
If there's a bottom line, get a good reloading manual - you'll need io anyway - then decide what your needs are. Whatever you do DON'T take load data off the internet as gospel. What works great in Harry's pistol might just blow yours up. Maybe you with it. Good luck - Jim
Last edited by jim brady; 11-02-2012 at 02:13 PM..