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is there a way to find out what powder Remington uses?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by 1KPerDay, Feb 3, 2013.

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  1. 1KPerDay

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    I've always been amazed how clean the brass is after firing this stuff. There's almost zero smoke indoors as well. Remington "Leadless" ("reverse" jacketed lead bullets with open lead noses, but closed bases, lead free primers, and some kind of magical super-clean powder).

    The 9mm variety leaves clean brass also. I don't imagine there's any way to find out what the powder is, is there? Some sort of custom/bulk blend ordered special, probably?
     
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    Almost certainly. They can afford to experiment with proprietary blends but also have to buy lots of powder, so they no doubt they balance what can yield the pressure curves and velocities they have to achieve with cost. Exactly what powder is in a given "titled" round probably varies lot to lot as bulk prices and characteristics vary.

    A residue-free burn may be part of their criteria, or it may be just a happy accident.
     
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    you imagine correctly. there is not.
     
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    I think the lead-free primers have more to do with it then the powder.

    rc
     
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    That is my understanding as well. True? Dunno.
     
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    I think they must mix in some corncob and flitz. Cleans things right out. ;)

    I've had VV N-110 in my .357 leave brass clean like that.

    I can't remember precisely, but I think I was surprised about VV N150 in .30-06 leaving things shiny and clean...then I stopped looking inside fired cases.

    -J.
     
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    ^^ Beat me to it . I've seen several VV loads that are just about as clean. I highly doubt if they use VV though. Single base maybe.

    Just call them and ask:D ;)
     
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    I think rcmodel has the answer.
    I was trying to see if I could tell the difference in regular small pistol primers and magnum primers and just for the heck of it I tried 2 N/T primers and 2 small rifle primers. Just the primer, no powder, no bullet and using a clean 21 glock as the test gun, all the other primers got the barrel as dirty as if it had been shot with regular ammo, the test with the N/T primers left the barrel clean.
    By the way, I could not tell the difference in any of them, the flash or the sound.
    Larcus
     
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    Hmmmm. I may pull a few, replace the powder with 231 or red dot or summat, and re-seat the bullets and see if it's just as clean.
     
  10. jr_roosa

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    Me too. Just thinking what I have that burns super clean.

    On a similar note, if you dump in a little Hoppes and a piece of copper chore boy, it will keep your barrel clean too.

    That's why blackpowder shooters in the old days would put patches around their bullets.

    ;) ;)

    -J.
     
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    roosa - now some yahoo is gonna take that as gospel truth & you'll see some internet rumor
    that someone swears that Remington does that... :scrutiny:
     
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    :)

    That would be the high point of my reloading career.

    -J.
     
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