Gary Reeder
In another estate i found a big black container
Wednesday, March 27, 2024, 13:21

of a Russian powder that weighed around 10 pounds. It was for 9mm only. It told how many grains of powder with a certain weight of bullet (in grams). I have no idea how the old gentleman came up with this powder but I ran a test load with it and it shot fine. When I opened the big black tin there was no rotten egg smell so I used it. I figured out what I could load for 45 ACP and have been using it for 45 and 9mm for the last 10 years or so.

Speaking of unusual powder, quite a few years ago Lee Jurras gave me a large container of Winchester 297. Not the normal 296 but it was 297. He still had many pounds of powder stashed away from his Super Vel days. He said to load it down one grain from the 296 data. I have used it sparingly as I am down to maybe 6 or 7 pounds left.

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