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DuPont Bulk Shotgun Powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by BigM-Perazzi, Feb 19, 2012.

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  1. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    try here ...
     
  2. School Teacher

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    I remember references to DuPont Bulk Powder in my early 1960's Lee Loader instructions. You measured it with a scoop provided in the loader kit and used it in paper cases with a nitro over powder card and felt wads.

    The "Charge Table" that came with the Lee Loader lists the following loads for DuPont Bulk Powder.

    10 Gauge 3 1/2" hull 5 Dram Equivalent with 1 3/4 oz of shot - Use shot measure set at 1 1/2 oz. of shot.

    12 gauge 2 3/4" hull 2 3/4 Dram Equivalent with 1 1/8 oz. shot - Use shot measure set at 7/8 oz. of shot.

    16 gauge 2 3/4" hull 2 3/4 Dram Equivalent with 1 oz. of shot- Use shot measure
    set at 7/8 oz.

    20 gauge 2 3/4" hull 2 3/4 Dram Equivalent with7/8 oz. of shot - Use shot measure set at 7/8 oz.

    As BigM-Perazzi has probably done, you can do a Google search on DuPont Bulk Shotgun Powder and find several articles.

    Given that this type of powder has not been made for 50 years or more and is considerably less dense than modern powders, I would not attempt to use it. The packaging may have some collector value but IMO the best use of the powder is to make your flowers grow taller.

    Ed Ward
     
  3. TOOLMAKER 251

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    Herb, if you plan on loading 12 ga. with the equivalent of black powder loads, the recipe is on the back of the can otherwise use it to fertilize the rose garden.
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  4. wayneo

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    1 dram equals 27.34 grains. So a 2-3/4 dram load is 75.19 grains.

    Good luck

    Wayne
     
  5. roger stoddard

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    That can says to measure by equal volume, don't try to weigh it !!!!!
     
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    Deleted earlier post about the weighing it. Lot of info on this powder and it seems that when the granules start breaking down, the way this stuff burns gets very unpredictable.

    Again, good luck.

    Wayne
     
  7. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like fertilizer to me! Keep the can though!
     
  8. BigM-Perazzi

    BigM-Perazzi Well-Known Member

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    Herb, go to cast bullits website first. Maybe you can deal it to them...
     
  9. Ajax

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    The 1966 MEC charging bar list calls for it with card wads only. I've used it long ago.

    Ajax
     
  10. Ajax

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    Herb, like I said I have some data for it and shot quite a bit of it a number of years ago. If you want what little data I have PM me and I'll get it to you. The data might go with the collection?

    Ajax
     
  11. BigM-Perazzi

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    Find a BP SASS shooter, he'll probably trip over himself getting it from you. Might be his holy grail!
     
  12. Savage99Stan

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    Stuff worked great in black powder cartridge loads for rifles....five grains DuPont Bulk under 55 grains of FFg black in 45-70...shoot all day, clean up with two wet/one dry patch, oil and go home. Accurate also.
     
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    Dont dump it, post a sell over at cast boolits.com
     
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