I am loading for a Garand and was wondering how the Mil Surp powders would compare against the new mfgd IMR 4895
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June 20, 2006, 08:31 AM
I've got about 48 # of the pulldown IMR4895 powder. Great powder. While the burn rate may vary somewhat from lot to lot, you can use the load info for commercial IMR4895 without problems.
June 20, 2006, 12:30 PM
sold at a gun show in milk jugs with the type of powder written in majic marker by bubba...........chris3
June 20, 2006, 12:34 PM
Woah I haven't seen any in milk jugs. I'd have an issue with the static electricity and where it really came from. It's not like clean, uncontaminated gallon metal containers aren't procurable.
June 20, 2006, 12:35 PM
I don't believe he is talking about questionable powder sold in milk jugs. I am assuming he is talking about the powder currently sold by Widener's and other reputable dealers.
June 20, 2006, 12:50 PM
USSR...thats exactly what I am talking about. Widners has "containered" clearly marked as Govt Powder. GI Brass has pull down powder, but I wouldn't buy that. I was more interested if anyone has used Mil Surplus powder and how it compares to Commercial.
I guess that without a Chrono I'd pretty much be in the dark regarding the stats.
June 20, 2006, 08:23 PM
both the pulldown and 'new' powder from GI Brass. It works as advertised and is rather inexpensive.
Yes, one must do load development; oh horrors!
June 20, 2006, 09:12 PM
Here is from another fan of Jeff at GIBRASS.com
June 20, 2006, 09:55 PM
I got 32 pounds of IMR4895 surplus through Hi-Tech, and have been very happy with it.