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Gunpowder, also known as black powder to distinguish it from pistol,compact glock 9mm,g-lock,compact glock,best glocks,glock compact,glock austria modern smokeless powder, is the earliest known chemical explosive. It consists of a mixture of sulfur (S), carbon (C), and potassium nitrate (saltpeter, KNO3). The sulfur and carbon (in the form of charcoal) act as fuels while the saltpeter is an oxidizer.[1][2] Gunpowder  a propellant in firearmsartilleryrocketry, and pyrotechnics, including use as a blasting agent for explosives in quarryingmining, and road building.

Gunpowder is classified as a low explosive because of its relatively slow decomposition rate and consequently low brisance. Low explosives deflagrate (i.e., burn) at subsonic speeds, whereas high explosives detonate producing a supersonic shockwave. Ignition of gunpowder packed behind a projectile generates enough pressure to force the shot from the muzzle at high speed, not enough force to rupture the gun barrel. Gunpowder thus makes a good propellant, but is less suitable for shattering rock or fortifications with its low-yield explosive power. Nonetheless it was widely used to fill fused artillery shells (and used in mining and civil engineering projects) until the second half of the 19th century, when the first high explosives were put into use.

it’s one of the Four Great Inventions of China.[3] Originally developed by the Taoists for medicinal purposes, gunpowder was first used for warfare around 904 AD.[4] It spread throughout most parts of Eurasia by the end of the 13th century.[5] Gunpowder’s use in weapons has declined due to smokeless powder replacing it, and it is no longer used for industrial purposes due to its relative inefficiency compared to newer alternatives such as dynamite and ammonium nitrate/fuel oil.[6][7] Today gunpowder firearms are limited primarily to hunting, target shooting, and bullet-less historical reenactments.

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Hodgdon BL-C(2) Rifle Powder BLC2 BL-C2 Rifle Powder 5.56 223 308 BLC

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A spherical powder, BL-C(2) began as a military powder used in the 7.62 NATO and naturally has applications for 308 Winchester. Hodgdon BL-C(2) Rifle Powder BLC2 BL-C2 Rifle Powder

When it was first introduced to the handloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success..

A spherical powder, BL-C(2) began as a military powder used in the 7.62 NATO and naturally has applications for 308 Winchester.

When it was first introduced to the handloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success.

A spherical powder, BL-C(2) began as a military powder used in the 7.62 NATO and naturally has applications for 308 Winchester.

When it was first introduced to the handloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success

A spherical powder, BL-C(2) began as a military powder used in the 7.62 NATO and naturally has applications for 308 Winchester.

When it was first introduced to the handloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success. 308 Winchester.

A spherical powder, BL-C(2) began as a military powder used in the 7.62 NATO and naturally has applications for 308 Winchester.

When it was first introduced to the handloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success. Hodgdon BL-C(2) Rifle Powder BLC2 BL-C2 Rifle Powder

A spherical powder, BL-C(2) began as a military powder used in the 7.62 NATO and naturally has applications for 308 Winchester.

When it was first introduced to the handloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success.

A spherical powder, BL-C(2) began as a military powder used in the 7.62 NATO and naturally has applications for 308 Winchester.

When it was first introduced to the handloader, benchrest shooters and other target shooters made it an instant success.

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  • While we now sell direct-to-consumer on our own websites, we prioritize our shipments to our traditional sales channels to maximize powder availability at sporting goods and gun shop retailers everywhere.
  • We place limited powder inventory for sale on a regular basis on our website. When we are sold out, we are sold out.
  • We do not take backorders and our Tech Services team cannot take orders via email or phone.
  • The max order quantity of any powder SKU is 5 and we will only accept one order, per customer, per calendar month with a maximum weight of 48lbs. 
  • Products purchased on our site are NOT FOR RESALE. 
  • PLEASE NOTE: All orders ship within 10-15 business days. Please refer to our Sales and Shipping Policy for more information.

Hodgdon Hornady Superformance Smokeless Gun Powder

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Smokeless Powder, Black Powder, Primers, and Fuses ship from our warehouse with other products. This ensures no more than one Shipping Charge and one HazMat Charge per order (unless you also order products that Ship Separately from MidwayUSA or our Suppliers). Each order is limited to no more than 25 pounds of Black Powder, and no more than 66 pounds each of Smokeless Powder, Primers, or Fuse. Smokeless Powder, Black Powder, Primers, and Fuses are considered hazardous materials, incur HazMat Charges, and can only ship ground freight within the continental U.S. Due to safety considerations and legal/regulatory reasons, Smokeless Powder, Black Powder, Primers, and Fuses cannot be returned.

hodgdon cfe 223 load data

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Hodgdon CFE 223 Smokeless Gun Powder 8lb
This revolutionary, spherical powder was introduced by Hodgdon in January of 2012. This extremely versatile rifle propellant was developed as a copper fouling deterrent as it incorporates in its formula CFE or Copper Fouling Eraser, an ingredient initially used by the military. The resulting powder produces longer periods of consistent accuracy with less barrel cleaning required for many popular cartridges such as the 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, and 308 Winchester. This powder is ideal for the Match, Varmint, and AR shooters.

Important Information:

  • Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
  • Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
  • Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.

imr 4350 load data

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IMR 4350 Smokeless Gun Powder 1lb
Production of IMR Powders dates back over 200 years when the company was originally founded by E.I DuPont. Available for use in many reloading applications, the IMR series of powder is trusted by reloaders all across the globe.

An extruded powder, IMR 4350 is primarily used for the newest short magnum cartridges in the industry but also used for silhouette shooting. Also for magnums with light to medium bullet weights, IMR 4350 is the best choice.

Important Information:

  • Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
  • Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
  • Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.

hodgdon h322 load data

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Hodgdon H322 Smokeless Gun Powder 1lb
Hodgdon Powder offers the largest selection of quality smokeless propellants for any reloading application.

Hodgdon H322 powder has won more bench rest matches than all other propellants combined. It provides match grade accuracy in small and medium capacity cartridges like the 223 Remington, 6mm PPC and the 7mm TCU. As a fine extruded powder, it flows through powder measures with superb accuracy.

Warning About Smokeless Powder:

  • Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
  • Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
  • Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.
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