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Old 11-17-2019, 06:02 PM
castlecrags castlecrags is offline
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Imr 4350

While cleaning out my friends shop(general discussion 38 casull) I found multiple UNOPENED 8lbs cannisters of IMR 4350.
NO information on their website.
Is this still a viable powder or should i dispose of it?
Photo of what he reloaded it for...
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:16 PM
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IMR4350 is one of the better powders for ctgs like the .30-06 & similar ctgs. There is a lot of data in various loading manuals. It's a very useful powder. I'd keep it, you won't be sorry!
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Old 11-17-2019, 06:22 PM
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I'm in Jackson wy..If your down this way & want it...
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:52 PM
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I live in California and would be tempted to drive to Wy for that much IMR4350. As Frank mentioned it's a great powder. Works well in any cartridge based on the 06 case and I have a few loads in the 7mm Rem mag as well. I'm sure someone would be willing to take it off your hands.
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:05 AM
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“Multiple unopened 8lb canisters” has all of us drooling.
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Old 11-18-2019, 12:15 AM
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It works in a lot of cartridges besides just the .30-06 if the expansion ratio is similar. Extremely useful powder, and capable of fine accuracy.
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Old 11-18-2019, 08:26 AM
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Well as soon i get done inventory everything(months) i'' eventually list it for sale
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Old 11-19-2019, 04:48 AM
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IMR 4350 powder

I believe the Dupont company first developed IMR 4350 powder. It is my understanding the IMR line of powders is now owned by Hodgdon.

IMR 4350 is still available, and is often used with excellent results for .308 rifles, 30 caliber magnum rifles, and short magnum rifle rounds.

I have used IMR 4350 for reloading my .300 Win Mag Weatherby Vanguard rifle, which I purchased in 1974. It gave good performance, however, 73.0 grains of IMR 4831 gave sub MOA 5-shot groups at 100 yards with a 168 grain Sierra Match King HPBT bullet in my .300 Win Mag. I used this load for deer sized game with excellent results....very flat shooting trajectory, which helped when trying to determine the distance of game and how to aim for the given distance...….this load in my 24" rifle barrel leaves the muzzle at roughly 3,100 fps and if my memory is correct it still produces about 3,000 ft. lbs. of energy at 100 yards..... The US Army, Navy, and Marines now use the .300 Winchester Magnum round for their sniper teams, which has expanded the distance for making long range shooting from an average 800 meters with a .308 to 1200 meters with the .300 Win Mag, and producing MOA accuracy or better.

I also used IMR 4350 in a .308 rifle, and it gave sub MOA groups.....and was the optimal powder choice for that particular rifle......

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Old 11-19-2019, 07:29 AM
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Darn fine powder. I would use it up in more than one caliber....Love Wyoming, maybe I need to plan a road trip. I had a friend give me about 10 of the 1 lb Cans not long ago. All of it was gtg...
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Old 11-19-2019, 01:10 PM
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Just make sure it doesn't smell nasty or has red or brown fuzz on it.
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:20 PM
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Just make sure it doesn't smell nasty or has red or brown fuzz on it.

Well, that goes for any powder. But, if you are referring to the recent recall notice on 4350 and a couple of others, that was for Western Powders version of 4350, not DuPont. There are specific lot numbers involved, so contact Western if in doubt.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:11 AM
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40.5grs of IMR-4350 behind a 220gr Hornady RN is a dead ringer for the original GI 30/40 Krag load.
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:39 AM
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Sold most of the powder locally, what's left..
My google fu is weak.. Are the two round Cannisters to the right (Hercules?) Still around or under a different corp? Brand?
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Old 11-23-2019, 09:49 AM
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The Hercules are now under Alliant if I recall correctly. Unique and RL 22 are still made and used by plenty of folks.

The link to their website for Unique:
http://www.alliantpowder.com/product...e_handgun.aspx

And RL 22:
http://www.alliantpowder.com/product...reloder22.aspx
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Old 11-24-2019, 02:07 PM
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Other random reloading items

Smallest arbor press, 45acp for scale

Not a Clue, some type of gauge?
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:10 AM
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IMR 4350 gun powder

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The Hercules are now under Alliant if I recall correctly.
Hodgdin Powder company now owns and offers IMR 4350 gun powder....they purchased IMR powders in 2003..... This may be verified at the Hodgdon website:

https://www.hodgdon.com/company/about-us
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Old 12-09-2019, 07:27 AM
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Hodgdin Powder company now owns and offers IMR 4350 gun powder....they purchased IMR powders in 2003..... This may be verified at the Hodgdon website:

https://www.hodgdon.com/company/about-us
My response was to his question about the Hercules powders: Unique and RL22.
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Old 12-09-2019, 08:08 AM
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Other random reloading items

Not a Clue, some type of gauge?
Not gauges, those are samples of the Dick Casull patent ultra high pressure cartridge design ca 1996. Probably of some value to a cartridge collector if you could find one who knew what they were. I could only google a couple of mentions, one of which was just a link to the defunct Casull company site.

https://forum.cartridgecollectors.or...eve-base/13226

There was the usual glowing article in one of the gunzines of the late '90s.
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