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Old December 25th, 2013, 06:22 AM   #31
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Just saw my pics died somewhere along Photobucket's journey of "upgrades" but I can't edit the post so I will repost them. If a mod would please delete that post I would appreciate it.











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Old December 25th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #32
 
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You can delete your own posts. Just go to edit and the option to delete is there.
The post I just did shows the edit button but the previous one doesn't. Thus my request.
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Old December 25th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #33
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The post I just did shows the edit button but the previous one doesn't. Thus my request.
Hmmm, are you using a PC or something else.

Well, as long as you accomplish what you intended.
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Lots of really good photos here, especially for new reloaders like myself. The only one I can add, beyond what everyone else has already posted, is Hodgdon's H110 pictured with a small pistol primer. Cheers!

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Now I know why I cant find and pistol powder...
can i come shop at your powder store? impressive ...
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This is very cool! good idea to share this! thank you.
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Normally its gun porn. Now I'm gawking at powder porn. LOL
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Normally its gun porn. Now I'm gawking at powder porn. LOL
Getting kind of kinky, eh?
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This thread is interesting, but I have to confess, besides seeing that different powders look different, I don't understand the point of this thread...

The chemical and physical composition of each powder is unique. They are developed as trade secrets. Single base, double base, a huge variety of burn rates and gas generation characteristics. None of this can be determined visually.

Reloading manuals exist because you have to determine safe loads (that don't generate overpressure) experimentally. This is done with instrumented chambers using specific compoinents and known powders. The experiements are measured, and the information on safe minimum and maximum loads of a specific powder / case / bullet / primer / chamber / barrel combination are published.

Going below the minimum or above the maximum generates dangerous overpressure.

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So... you find an unknown powder. Do you compare it to the pictures in this thread, and load according to the tables for a powder that it looks like? I don't think so! That is unless you want to perform your own experiments...

if you find an unknown powder, throw it away....
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This thread is interesting, but I have to confess, besides seeing that different powders look different, I don't understand the point of this thread...

The chemical and physical composition of each powder is unique. They are developed as trade secrets. Single base, double base, a huge variety of burn rates and gas generation characteristics. None of this can be determined visually.

Reloading manuals exist because you have to determine safe loads (that don't generate overpressure) experimentally. This is done with instrumented chambers using specific compoinents and known powders. The experiements are measured, and the information on safe minimum and maximum loads of a specific powder / case / bullet / primer / chamber / barrel combination are published.

Going below the minimum or above the maximum generates dangerous overpressure.

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So... you find an unknown powder. Do you compare it to the pictures in this thread, and load according to the tables for a powder that it looks like? I don't think so! That is unless you want to perform your own experiments...

if you find an unknown powder, throw it away....
There are a lot of new loaders on the forum and I think this thread gives them more exposure to different types of powder, since they're unlikely to have had a chance to see more than a couple of powders.

But I totally agree that you can't tell anything about a powder by its looks and the proper load data should always come from reliable sources, like loading manuals or powder makers.
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This thread is interesting, but I have to confess, besides seeing that different powders look different, I don't understand the point of this thread...
Why does the point need to be anything more than that it's interesting to see stuff?
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What I get from this thread is it identifies what type of powder(ball, flake, or stick) each one is.

I'm pretty new to reloading, only been reloading since end of last year. I only load 223 and 9mm at the moment. When I started reloading 223 I went with IMR4064 and being a stick powder it doesn't throw very well in my RCBS Uniflow. I had a hard time trying to identify what powders are ball, flake, or stick using google.

Not a great pic, but heres my contribution.

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What I get from this thread is it identifies what type of powder(ball, flake, or stick) each one is.

I'm pretty new to reloading, only been reloading since end of last year. I only load 223 and 9mm at the moment. When I started reloading 223 I went with IMR4064 and being a stick powder it doesn't throw very well in my RCBS Uniflow. I had a hard time trying to identify what powders are ball, flake, or stick using google.

Not a great pic, but heres my contribution.

I use IMR 4064 in rifle loads using my Lee Auto Disk. Lee works by volume, not weight and I've found it easy to get a reliable, repeatable throw. I know this because I measure throws occasionally in my Dillon beam scale and they always stay in sync.
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I don't want pictures of powder....I want REAL powder.....hurry up, phony shortage.....get back on the shelves, will you??
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