You will get many different responses to your question. One way to narrow it down a bit is to tell us what you intend to shoot. Light to medium target loads, heavy SD loads, lead bullets, jacketed bullets, plated bullets?I want to load some 40SW. I have the Lyman pistol and revolver book but I wanted to see what powder most people like. I would like to find a powder that would work with both the 40 and 9mm. Does anyone use the Hodgdon universal.
Sorry aa, but I have to disagree with you on the use of TG in the 40.Rainier ballistics bulk pistol bullets are all I've used for years. They make good hollowpoints also that are only a few bucks more per/1000 pack, killed a deer with one out of my G23 two years ago, they WORK!
haven't seen anything cheaper than Rainiers, most places around here carry them.
165gn RNFP (FMJ) and 165gn HP is what I use in my .40's, 4.0-4.3gns of clays or titegroup.