I agree. WHile there is no "best", you'll notice that some powders reach a certain vel. w/ higher pressures. Those are the fast burning or uberfast burning powders like TG, CLays, Bullseye. I would not recommend them to a new reloader, too narrow a range & too many things can go wrong if you are running them near max. Unique, Universal, WSF will work for med. to std. vel. loads.for a newbe I would recomend any of the slower burning powders, Power Pistol, HS-6, True Blue, WSF.