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PB Powder

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Brino, Mar 13, 2009.

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  1. Brino

    Brino Member

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    Does PB powder have any downside other than the price?
     
  2. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    Minor Brino. you use about 15% more than other powders and need to reset your components to accomodate the fullness of the hull. But the low pressures for 1200 fps make up for all its flaws. I reload that and the Titewad stuff. PB for hcp and tiewad for 1 ounce on singles and my daughter nad SIL. Titewad is fine as long as the projectile is light and the fps is slow. PB is great because it has the lowest pressures and slwoest to develop, so the felt recoil is really light. I put everything in STS hulls. PB alos patterns tightly simlarly to Green dot
     
  3. Tripod

    Tripod Well-Known Member

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    PB is the best, other than cost. It's also a little bulky too as stated.
     
  4. Brino

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    Thanks for the info
     
  5. dr.beav

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    Hey - PB powder does have one MAJOR down side. It will tend to burn up the outsides of your plastic hulls. You will be lucky to get more that 3 to 4 loadings out of a nice Remington Nitro Hull. Otherwise thjough - PB is a great powder to shoot for it has a nice push and it smells great too. The beav
     
  6. Gross Man

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    Eau Du PB - Has a nice ring to it. Billy
     
  7. Quack Shot

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    PB is a single base powder. Single base powders are sometimes hard to ignite in cold weather. Using a good "cold weather" primer is recommended if you are shooting in frigid temps. Otherwise it's a great powder, but more expensive to use than many other powders.
     
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