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November 2, 2007, 02:36 AM
Great thread, and most informative and educational.
I will be informing some folks I know about this thread.
November 2, 2007, 12:02 PM
Only problem I see with those photos is that a lot of powders look just like those pictured...If the container isn't a factory labeled container you really don't know what's in it...It just becomes a guess...
November 2, 2007, 12:14 PM
if i had any small pistol primers, i'd throw in a pic or two of trailboss, which i think is one of the more interesting looking powders
November 2, 2007, 01:45 PM
I agree 100%
It was just mainly meant for reference/informational purposes only. I would in No way,shape,or form advise anyone to use load data based on what a Powder was just by the way it looks.:what: I know several look similar,but maybe a good post to say Look, Ball,Stick,Flake Ect.
I used a Macro Setting to get the upclose detail. It kinda makes the Primer look like a Monster.LOL
November 2, 2007, 02:13 PM
Handloader magazine has had what they call propellant profiles for a long time. They photograph powders on a grid,(IIRC ¼"), just to show the granual size, not as a means of identifying it.
I just got out my back issues of handloader mag. August 1981, the back page has a PP for MR-3100,(???), shown on a 1/10" grid. Bob Hagel wrote that one, it seems this was a bulk surplus powder,(from accurate arms), that should be used the same as IMR 4831. The price was listed as $27.00 per 8 pound jug!
Keep the pics coming, this is interesting!:D
November 2, 2007, 04:21 PM
I think I can get better photos than the ones I added in this post. See below.....
November 2, 2007, 06:25 PM
Now I know why they call them Red, Blue, Green Dot:D
November 2, 2007, 07:08 PM
here are a few.
November 2, 2007, 07:11 PM
a few more.
November 2, 2007, 07:12 PM
and one more
November 3, 2007, 04:35 AM
Hmmmm live primers next to powder. I just mention it because some other smart azz will :-->
November 3, 2007, 09:18 AM
Hmmmm................ Live primers lay next to powder in loaded rounds for ages without difficulty. :evil:
November 3, 2007, 10:57 AM
November 3, 2007, 11:43 AM
I wish I could take pics up close like that. I could add a few myself, but alas, I cannot. :(
November 3, 2007, 10:37 PM
I'm going to re-do all of the ones that you saw me post earlier.
I can get much better lighting and color temperatures. In other words, I can make improvements.
Tonight I bought a pad of 1/4" grid planning paper. I'll be busy for a while!
November 5, 2007, 10:41 PM
Shot against 1/4" graph reference paper. I could have kept more detail in the pics, but I tried to keep each file to under 30Kb for dial up users like myself.
The BL-(C)2 photo is from the last batch because currently I am out of it, and I was too lazy to pull a bullet to get some powder. :p