non stick powder?


June 16, 2012, 06:22 PM
Whats a good non stick powder to reload a Marlin 1895 45/70?.

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June 16, 2012, 09:37 PM
You mean not stick to the powder measure & scales?
Or not extruded stick type powder?

Actually, if the later, you don't see too many spherical (ball) powders suitable for use in the 45-70.
A big case, realitvely low pressure, and plenty of room for the powder to fall in makes stick powder in available faster burn rates perfectly suitable for it.

If you just gotta have ball powder for some reason, you might look at H335.
Hodgdon does show data for it.


June 16, 2012, 09:40 PM
I wonder if Blue Dot would work?

June 16, 2012, 10:05 PM
I should of been more clear stick powders grind all the time in powder messures so I like to use a powder that not a stick powder for 45/70.

June 17, 2012, 07:57 PM
Have you tried any of the finer stick powders like H-322? H-322 only "cuts" powder occasionally in my measures. Hodgdon has data for it in .45-70.

They also have data for H335, which is a ball powder.

June 17, 2012, 08:23 PM
I've had good luck with Reloader 7 and while it's still a stick powder they are really small and short.

June 18, 2012, 09:33 AM
I'L try them Thanks.

June 19, 2012, 03:10 AM
I think I have exactly what you're looking for, it's AA5744. It meters quite well and if fills that big Black Powder 45-70 case fairly well. It's an accurate powder too.

I rarely change over from time tested proven powders and I used to use 4198 for all my 45-70 ammo. Once I tried AA5744 I was sold and it's my new 45-70 powder without a doubt. Give it a try and I'm sure you will like it too...

Mike 27
June 19, 2012, 03:18 AM
All of the AA powders I have used are spherical.... Rifle and pistol. They meter very well and I have not had an issue with them at all. I do not load for 45-70 so I am just throwing it out there, good luck....

June 19, 2012, 07:30 AM
it's AA5744This is what I use for .45-70 power loads in .458 Winchester Mag. Good stuff. It's a stick powder, but meters pretty well. It is intentionally bulky, and fills the case well.

June 19, 2012, 08:04 AM
I was wondering if a polyfil wadding would help...

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June 19, 2012, 08:58 AM
Right now I'm using IMR3031 I have to try AA5744 I hear good thingsabout it.

June 19, 2012, 09:22 AM
Spherical & Win ball powder are listed here. Look up loading data on Hodgdons website, see if a powder will work for you. ATK (Alliant) & St. Marks have formed The American Powder Company. St. Marks makes 120 different types of ball powder, mostly for the military. Check to see what ball powders are available from Alliant.

June 19, 2012, 10:34 AM
Alliant powder, some may be ball type.

June 19, 2012, 03:09 PM
thank for the info 43winxb.

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