Ok, I am fairly familiar with pistol powders since I have been reloading them for the past couple of years, and tried various brands etc, and have them narrowed down to a few for different guns.
I am now venturing into the rifle arena and since I won't be shooting them that often don't really want to go through several pounds of powders to find out that I am not liking them.
Here is what I was going to try to do. Trying to find two powders that will be good for starting out in the rifle calibers.
I want one powder for the:
30/30, 32 Win Spec, 35 Rem.
Since they are all Marlin lever guns, ballistically about the same, etc, I figured one would be good for all three calibers.
Then I am looking for a powder to use on:
.243, .270, 30.06
These are all bolt actions, so my thinking is that surely there is a powder out there that will work for starters in all three of these.
So, are there a couple of powders, that will fit the bill?
I am not that particular as far as brand goes. I use Hodgdon, Accurate, and IMR mostly for my pistol calibers, but am not tied to one particular brand.