Ok, I am getting into reloading and I need some advise on powders. There are 4 caliber that I am planning on loading for, 9mm and .45 ACP for the pistols and .223 and .308 for the rifles.
The “gotcha” is that I would like to have th same powder for both pistol calibers and the same powder for both rifle calibers. I was thinking about Alliant Power Pistol for both 9mm and .45 ACP. Unfortunately, I have no clue what powder to use for .223 and .308.
I am starting out with a RCBS Rock Chucker ( I already have it along with a die set for 9mm) and I think I have everything I need except a case cleaner and the components. I will of course need additional die sets for .45 ACP, .223 and .308 and I will be picking them up as I go. However, even though I am not ready to start with .45 ACP yet, I do not want to start with one powder for the 9mm and then switch to another powder at a later date if I can start out with a powder that will work for both 9mm and 45 ACP.
I am planning on:
115gr Speer GDHP @ approx. 1225 fps for 9mm (4.7” bbl)
230gr Speer GDHP @ approx 880 fps for .45 ACP (5” bbl)
Any comments or suggestions? Is Power Pistol a good one to go with, or is there something else that you would recommend?
All comments are welcome since I am new to this and would like to to get a broad a view as possibel of what I am “getting myself into”.