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IMR PB powder

bigoutsidebigoutside Member Posts: 19,443
It's what was available.

What performance should I expect in .45 acp reloads?

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  • perry shooterperry shooter Member Posts: 17,390
    edited November -1
    wow I did not know they made that stuff in last 30 or more years. Is it a sealed can / bottle [?]
  • charliemeyer007charliemeyer007 Member Posts: 7,348 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    http://www.midwayusa.com/product/2185295098/imr-pb-smokeless-powder

    Should be fine in a 45 ACP.

    Data for 45 ACP using IMR PB available here under pistol.

    http://www.hodgdonreloading.com/
  • XXCrossXXCross Member Posts: 1,374 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    It should be a tad bit snappier than Unique.
  • Ray BRay B Member Posts: 11,822
    edited November -1
    PB was made until just recently- I understand that it and a few other IMR powders have been given the ax.
  • SoreShoulderSoreShoulder Member Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by XXCross
    It should be a tad bit snappier than Unique.
    Best to go by published data. Older manuals should have it if it's not listed on the site anymore. IIRC it was one of the very fast powders like bullseye.

    An IMR published guide lists this data with rem cases and 2-1/2 primers:6.1gr with 185 rem mc hp for 855fps and 17900cup

    5.9gr with 200gr hdy lswc for 885fps and 17900cup

    6.0 200gr spr hp 825 17200

    5.5 230gr rem lrn 810 17900

    5.5 230gr rem mc 750 17900

    Use at your own risk. when someone transposes data like this it's possible they could look at the wrong line for one of the entries. These would of course be max charges.
  • bigoutsidebigoutside Member Posts: 19,443
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by perry shooter
    wow I did not know they made that stuff in last 30 or more years. Is it a sealed can / bottle [?]


    Yep. Bought it last week.
    Opened it this evening.

    From what I'm reading, I got close to the last batch.

    I primed 50 cases this evening. And I'll load my very first rounds of anything tomorrow sometime.
    I pulled the data from IMR but don't recall it now off the top of my head. I'll write it down on a notecard before I start throwing charges. And I'll have my mechanical scales to check and double check.

    It's all sitting on my bench, ready to go.


    All very exciting!!!
  • dcs shootersdcs shooters Member Posts: 10,969
    edited November -1
    Still working on the 8lb keg bought years ago [^]
    6.2gr a 200gr shoots good [;)]
  • SoreShoulderSoreShoulder Member Posts: 3,050 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Print out IMR's data. They might take it off the site.
  • bigoutsidebigoutside Member Posts: 19,443
    edited November -1
    Good advice.
    I emailed it to myself.
    Less likely to lose my email address than a slip of paper.

    And I wrote the recipe I just loaded (with Max loads as well) on the side of the can.
  • NavybatNavybat Member Posts: 6,831 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I have an 8# tub I bought about a year ago, for shotgun loads. I haven't loaded a single shell and thought I might start using it for pistol, since Unique is almost impossible to find. Glad to hear there is some data out there for it.
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