Alliant-Sport-Pistol Smokeless Gun Powder
Precision and action shooters need consistent, clean-burning propellant that lets them perform to their peak when a competition is on the line. Alliant Powder Sport Pistol delivers on these demands with extremely reliable cycling, excellent charging and case fill, and ballistics that lend themselves to a range of popular loads. Other double base powders can dissolve the polymer coatings at the bullet base, and this exposes the lead to vaporization due to the intense heat during the ballistic cycle. The medium-fast burning Sport Pistol is also very temperature stable, so there is little velocity deviation to worry about at seasonal competitions.
Alliant-Sport-Pistol Smokeless Gun-Powder for sale
Alliant’s recently released Sport Pistol powder meets the needs of sport shooting- cleanliness and versatility- with a wide range of popular pistol calibers and bullet types.
Jared Hinton, communications coordinator for Alliant Powder, describes Sport Pistol as “a low nitroglycerine, double-base flake propellant. On the burn rate chart, Sport Pistol would functionally replace/overlap with American Select. Temp sensitivity can change from application to application, but Sport Pistol is extremely stable with a slight negative slope. In our most comprehensive testing, it changed less than 15 fps, between 0 and 125 degrees Fahrenheit.”
Sport Pistol’s formulation has a low flash, a low burning temperature, and a chemical composition that is less likely to dissolve polymer coatings on coated lead bullets.
Sport Pistol has a bulk density of 0.69 g/cc, or 10.6 grains/cc. This translates into a somewhat bulky powder that offers good case fill. It’s recommended for loading 9mm Luger and +P, .40 S&W, .45 ACP and +P, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, .44 Special, .44 Magnum, and .45 Colt. I tried 9mm Luger, .38 Super, .40 S&W, and .45 ACP in a total of 70 different handloads. It metered very smoothly and consistently through my RCBS Uniflow powder measure, with charge weights varying less than +/- 0.1 grain. Note that I have included the five most accurate loads in each caliber in the accompanying chart except for the .38 Super.
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