I have read here & in various reloading manuals that when you change from using one lot number of a powder to another you should back off your loads & redevelope them. This is ascribed to the lot to lot variation in powders.
Now I'm not in any way a powder manufacturing guru, but isn't there...
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This isn't probably the appropriate forum for this question, it's just a general inquiry. Does anyone know who (internet) has pistol powder in stock? I check gunbot,net twice a day but I know there are vendors out there that aren't picked up by that site. I've got pounds and pounds of rifle...
I own a formidable stash of:
For both 77 gr .223 HPBT and 175 gr .308 HPBT the most accurate powder I have is the 4007.
I did really not expect this. Does anyone else use this powder and what are your thoughts...
Someone gave me a half a pound of Imr 3031 in a dupont can. I'm thinking it must be 20-30 years old. it still smells like powder and was sealed pretty well.
It was stored in a garage. warm in the summer cold in the winter.
would this powder be safe to load?
I'm well aware that the best way to cut down on barrel leading in revolvers is to shoot bullets that fit your forcing cones and barrel properly. But are there powders which burn cooler, or have other beneficial characteristics, when shooting plain base, non gas-checked cast bullets at magnum...