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non stick powder?

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by jack44, Jun 16, 2012.

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  1. jack44

    jack44 Member

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    Whats a good non stick powder to reload a Marlin 1895 45/70?.
     
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    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.

    rc
     
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    I wonder if Blue Dot would work?
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    I've had good luck with Reloader 7 and while it's still a stick powder they are really small and short.
     
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    I'L try them Thanks.
     
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    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...
     
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    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....
     
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    This 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.
     
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    I was wondering if a polyfil wadding would help...

    you may now "dogpile on da raabbitt.." :)
     
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    Right now I'm using IMR3031 I have to try AA5744 I hear good thingsabout it.
     
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    Hodgdon Spherical & Win. Ball Powders.

    Spherical & Win ball powder are listed here. http://www.hodgdon.com/msds.html Look up loading data on Hodgdons website, see if a powder will work for you. http://data.hodgdon.com/main_menu.asp SphericalPowders.jpg WinStMarksPowder.jpg 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.
     
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    thank for the info 43winxb.
     
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