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I was wondering if you guys could help me with making a list of american made powders. So far, I've got these:

1. All the Hodgdon Spherical powders and Hybrid powders.
2. Winchester Powders.

And that's about it.

I know the Hodgdon Extreme powders are made in Australia, and that IMR is made in Canada. Some Ramshot is made in Belgium, but since I mostly buy Hodgdon products, I don't know what else is made in the U.S.A.

Can you guys look at your cans and contribute to this post?

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JH
 

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My Alliant/ Reloader Says made in Sweden so that rules them out.

Kind of surprised there not all made in china. I'm glad to see they aren't but i guess they stick to fireworks.
 

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My Alliant/ Reloader Says made in Sweden so that rules them out.

Kind of surprised there not all made in china. I'm glad to see they aren't but i guess they stick to fireworks.

Yeah, gunpowder manufacturing is serious stuff...high tech, requiring precision, no cutting corners...at least for our market.

I'm sure the Chinese have their own plants, but I doubt the stuff will give you great groups. Nothing against the AK, but it's not really a tack-driver...that's their only real internal market.

I forgot, GOEX is made in the U.S. also.
 

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Great, this is exactly what I'd like to find out. Not all powders, or lines of powders, a company caries are necessarily made in the same place.

Like my Hodgdon example earlier. It might even be powder specific.

Yep, it appears Alliant's Power Pro series is made in the U.S.A., as per their website.
 

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That's because their Pro series are spherical powders, and ALL Winchester and Hodgdon and now Alliant's spherical powders are made at ONE plant. If that St Marks facility ever has a problem, well ...
 

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The Alliant PowerPro powders are _not_ sphericals, if one judges by physical appearance. They're extruded, and they then 'squish' them a bit from each end (this bit from Alliant). There are some very good side-by-side pictures at 24hourcampfire.

**EDIT** Here's the link to the pics:
http://24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/4237415/1
Scroll ~3/4 down the page and look for the pics/posts from 'Azshooter.'

Are they still General Dynamics powders, though? At least some Alliant telephone people say they are. Can/does St. Marks now extrude as well?
 

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The Alliant PowerPro powders are _not_ sphericals, if one judges by physical appearance. They're extruded, and they then 'squish' them a bit from each end (this bit from Alliant). There are some very good side-by-side pictures at 24hourcampfire.

**EDIT** Here's the link to the pics:
http://24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads/ubbthreads.php/topics/4237415/1
Scroll ~3/4 down the page and look for the pics/posts from 'Azshooter.'

Are they still General Dynamics powders, though? At least some Alliant telephone people say they are. Can/does St. Marks now extrude as well?

I've been curious about this and researched it a bit. It seems, depending on how you classify these powders, they are both "spherical" and extruded. They are St. Marks powders, as they are nomenclated SMP:

http://www.alliantpowder.com/downloads/msds/PowerProSeries.pdf

http://www.dtic.mil/ndia/2010armament/WednesdayCumberlandSteveFaintich.pdf

St. Marks has been making a Hybrid powder for some time, and it looks a lot like the pictures you've linked to:

http://www.gd-ots.com/sitepages/propulsionsolu.html

Hodgdon also seems to be selling at least one such powder (Hybrid 100), but they classify it as "spherical":

http://www.hodgdon.com/PDF/MSDS Fil...ical Powders/St Marks - Spherical Powders.pdf

http://www.hodgdon.com/rifle.html
 

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There have been so many acquisitions and mergers in the last few years that I've given up trying to keep track of where a specific powder comes from. I'm pretty much a dyed-in-the-wool Hodgdon and IMR user for the centerfire rifles with Unique, Bullseye and 2400 for handguns. Guess that dates me! All are still top performers, so I don't sweat who makes it.
 

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I'm with ya on the traditional H and IMR powders, Kdub, although I have been using Reloder 10x for a couple of wildcats, here lately. It's just ideal for the case volumes I'm working withand has given some excellent accuracy.
 

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General Dynamics makes practically all the spherical powder in North America. GD is huge, and sells under many corporate and brand names.

Specifically, GD-OTS has a division that is a client of ours. They are working on some nasty stuff, most of which they can't tell me about.
 
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