Why is reloading powder not available?

Why is reloading powder not available?

The current powder situation is due to a record demand for all reloading components and NOT a reduction in the supply of powder. With long-time handloaders looking to stock up and new gun owners looking for ammunition, there is an unprecedented demand for powder and other reloading components.

Can you make your own smokeless powder for reloading?

Yes, but there are many types of what is collectively called “smokeless powder”. The most common component is nitrocellulose which can be be made by treating cotton (so-called cotton wool, though it contains no wool) with nitric acid in the presence of sulfuric acid as a catalyst.

Is Hodgdon going out of business?

Effective immediately, Hodgdon Powder Company, Inc. has made the decision to cease manufacturing operations at the company’s Camp Minden, Louisiana site while evaluating strategic options for the black powder business.

What made gunpowder smokeless?

In 1884, Paul Vieille invented a smokeless powder called Poudre B (short for poudre blanche, white powder, as distinguished from black powder) made from 68.2% insoluble nitrocellulose, 29.8% soluble nitrocellulose gelatinized with ether and 2% paraffin. This was adopted for the Lebel rifle.

Is Goex black powder going out of business?

After nearly 220 years, the last black powder manufacturer in America is closing its doors. For the tens of thousands of muzzleloader hunters, cowboy action shooters, and black powder cartridge enthusiasts, the closure of GOEX inevitably means less supply and increased cost in the years ahead.

Is black powder still available?

Traditional black powder is still produced and imported into the US in limited quantities. The most common imported brand of black powder found on American shelves is Swiss Black Powder, made by Schuetzen Powder Energetics, Inc.

Where to find reloading powder?

Powder Valley is your Reloading Superstore . We are the largest distributor of all brands of smokeless powder because we offer great service and wholesale prices.

Where to buy primers for reloading?

Midsouth has the right primer for your application. We stock a huge variety and quantity of reloading primers from all of the major companies; Winchester, CCI, Federal, and Remington. Midsouth offers all of our primers in 500 and 1000 count boxes and in 1000 count APS strips.

What is bulk density of powder?

The bulk density of a powder is the ratio of the mass of a powder sample and its volume.The bulk density is expressed in grams per mL(g/mL) or g/cm3. It is divided into loose bulk density and tapped bulk density.