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Chart of powder types

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Biped, Dec 4, 2011.

  1. Biped

    Biped Beaverton Member

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    Does anyone have a chart showing what extrusion types various powders are, flake, stick, spherical.
     
  2. civilian75

    civilian75 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    I don't have one. I Googled it and found nothing. Perhaps, if no one can cough up one, we can create it, a community effort of sorts. Each one can contribute what we know . If we go that route, I propose we start by agreeing on the types:
    - ball or spherical
    - flake
    - extruded tubular
    - annular (example: IMR Trailboss)
     
  3. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    Most powder websites will tell you what thier powders are shaped like. Check out Hodgdon which includes IMR and now Winchester. Check out Ramshot also, but I think most all of their powders are ball type.
     
  4. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Definitely not all "ball type". Hodgdon Varget is "stick", H-4895 is stick, IMR 4064 also stick. The type of powder can vary depending on the desired burn rates.

    Let's throw in another variable. Single base or dual based powders.

    Here's a good project for someone. Take this Powder Burn Rate Chart, that lists 173 of the most commonly used civilian powders. and add a "B", "Sp", "St", as well as a "1" or "2", after each powder after consulting the mfr's website for each.

    I'd do it myself but I'm off to the range.
     
  5. Greenbug

    Greenbug Bend Well-Known Member

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    RAMSHOTis mostly ball type powder, I didn't mean to refer to Hodgdon as mostly ball powders.