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Thread: SHOT Show 2018: New Powders

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    Super Moderator kombayotch's Avatar
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    SHOT Show 2018: New Powders


    IMR has released a new line of pistol powders

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    A new Enduron powder is being released called IMR 8133, which is the slowest yet in the series.

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    Winchester WinClean 244 is a ball powder developed for medium handgun loads. It is ideally suited to 38 Special, 45 Auto, and 9mm standard loads. It's burn rate is between 231 and 296.

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    While not exactly new, Alliant is releasing reformulated versions of Red Dot and Green Dot that are cleaner burning.

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    Vihtavuori is releasing a new powder in their 500 series.

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    CGN frequent flyer Armored Metal's Avatar
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    Exciting stuff! LFT seeing them in Canada.

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    CGN Ultra frequent flyer handofzeus's Avatar
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    Thanks for posting. Does WESTERN POWDERS have a booth there? I've been in touch with Sherri (from Western) in regard to the apparent price gouging for Blackhorn 209 in Canada. She had no idea that some stores are charging $79-$89/lb. She told me that she thought those prices were simply outrageous but they couldn't do much after the product had been sold to the distributor. If you could drop a word about the excessive pricing up here and perhaps get other distributors making purchases.......? She says an order has to be at least a few thousand pounds to be able to ship up here so I would assume the Canadian distributor pays around $10US/lb and after taxes, hazmat, and whatever else, that leaves a lot of 'gravy' for the numerous middlemen. There is no reason that Blackhorn should not be priced inline with Triple7.......unless of course collusion between Hodgdon and the Blackhorn distributors!
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    CGN Ultra frequent flyer Andy's Avatar
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    It's not a good idea to get attached to new Winchester powders - they have a terrible track record of dropping them after a few years.

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