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Old 05-01-2020, 08:32 PM   #1
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gun Vihtavuori Explains Powder Grain Shapes


POWDER GRAIN SHAPES — What You Need to Know

The shape of powder grains has a profound effect on the performance of the powder charge, as it concerns both pressure and velocity. There are multiple powder shapes including flake, ball, and extruded or “stick” (both solid and perforated).
Interesting article.


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Old 05-03-2020, 12:45 AM   #2
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Having reloaded for over 45 years I've never been a big fan of extruded stick powders, I use spherical ball powders for rifles and flake powder for .357 Mag pistol.
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Old 05-03-2020, 01:12 AM   #3
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Thumbs up Interesting article.

My Nam buddy Fred worked as a fireman for 25 yrs up in Perry Florida 'Saint Marks' at the powder factory and told me they make extruded powder.
They sell all over the world. Hell that Russian ammo we buy might come from their? Up until a few years back if you bought their powder you were firing WWII surplus powder.
Mixed in water then shipped by rail from storage out west. Refurbished at St. Marks then off to us. Guess who owned the storage facility and got rent from Uncle Sugar since WWII??
Lady Bird Lyndon's wife. How convenient. $$$
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