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Chart for powder by type - flake,ball,stick?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by hornadylnl, Jun 27, 2007.

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  1. hornadylnl

    hornadylnl Member

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    Is there anywhere I can get a chart that lists what type the most popular powders are by flake, ball, and stick? I just bought a can of 800x and didn't know it was flake. It wouldn't meter well at all and I'm not a fan of flake powders. I haven't used too many different kinds of powder and don't want to keep spending $15+ for a can of powder to find out what type it is and I don't want to annoy all of you every time I have a question about a new type of powder I want to try. TIA!
     
  2. cdrt

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    Some of my reloading books have powder descriptions with photos in the front section.
    Also, you can check the company's website and they should have descriptions there on whether they're flake, etc.
     
  3. The Law

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    Yep. Some of mine list all the powders and whether it's a ball, flake, stick and also if it's a single or double base. That's probably the easiest source for info.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Walkalong

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    Just ask about a certain powder. SOMEBODY here will have some and be able to tell you about it. It won't annoy anyone. :) and if it does......it will be OK.
     
  5. nitesite

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    I have taken several close-up macro photographs of most of the powders I have at home, with scale reference next to each. I'm adding new ones all the time. Here are two examples:

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    If you need to see a pic and I have it, just let me know!
     
  6. hornadylnl

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    Do you have pictures of Universal, blue dot or power pistol? Those are a few of the other hot powders listed for 40 S&W. What types of powders are those and do they meter? Clays does pretty well in my Hornady rotary measure. I get 1 to 2 tenths difference with it. That is why I was so surprised with the problems I had with 800x. I know I wasn't having compression problems with the powder, it just wouldn't flow into the metering chamber consistantly. I guess that is what you would call bridging. Thanks.
     
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    The only photo (of the three you mentioned) that I have on hand is Blue Dot. Here's a pic:

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    I have macro pics of AA#5, AA#7, Unique, Titegroup, Clays, Red Dot, Green Dot, Blue Dot, H322, H4350, AA2230, Varget, H4350, H335, BL-(C)2

    if anyone is interested........

    Have you tried AA#7?

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  8. JDGray

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    Hornadylnl, Power Pistol meters very well in my Auto Disc, its a great powder for .40 and 9mm. It burns compleatly, and leaves nothing but a gray haze:)
     
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    Is power pistol a flake powder?
     
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