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Kosh75287
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Posted: November 11 2017 at 11:37am | IP Logged Quote Kosh75287

I noticed that GIBrass.com has 5# canisters of new powder, designated "BR-5", which appears to load with data for Unique. I haven't tried any of it, but I'm tempted. Has anyone on here tried it/heard about it?

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Posted: November 13 2017 at 8:49am | IP Logged Quote Old Ranger

Mercy me, there's so many powders out there now it makes
my head spin just trying to follow-up on a fraction of
them. Never heard of that one either. Hopefully, someone
here has and can help you out. But I'll bet 95% of us
will be baffled like me.

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Add me to that 95%.

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Posted: November 13 2017 at 7:37pm | IP Logged Quote RT58

I've never used it nor heard of it either.

I did a web search and found a few mentions of it. In one a poster said he thinks it is Lovex D036-03 which is made by Explosia. You can find loading data in PDF form at the Lovex web site. It also happens that Lovex sells their D036-03 powder to Shooters World and is packaged by them as their brand name of "Auto Pistol" powder. They have their own PDF data which is according to SAAMI specs and which I would think would be easier to compare to Unique data. Lovex data is according to CIP specs.

GIBrass.com might be able to confirm or deny that for you too.

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Posted: November 14 2017 at 11:54am | IP Logged Quote mikld

I be baffled too! Bartletts sells some too and has a description;
http://www.gibrass.com/gunpowder.html   (is Bartlett's the same
as gibrass?).

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If you are going to pay HazMat/Shipping why bother with a
UNIQUE LIKE powder when you can order and 8 lb jug of the
REAL thing UNIQUE from Powder Valley (In Stock) for the
same price.

ALLUNI-08     ALLIANT UNIQUE -   8   LB. Yes  $132.95     
   
Appropriately $16.50/lb plus HazMat and Shipping.

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No, Jeff Bartlett is a different entity than GIBrass. Jeff sells it 6lb. for $100. Plus hazmat fee. He shares 1/2 the fee if you order six jugs.

I have used a bit of it and I like it a lot. It does give about the same performance as Unique with around the same weight charge. The powder is a bit smaller (more like Win 231/HP-38) and takes up less case capacity than Unique.

It was apparently the military powder of choice for the 9mm.

I use it in my .44 Spec. Bulldog and it seems to be slightly more accurate than Unique and a whole lot cleaner burning. I would expect it to work as a Unique replacement in most of the rounds that one would use Unique powder. But of course, work up the loads.

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Posted: November 16 2017 at 7:10am | IP Logged Quote Ham Gunner

Well, I just attempted to go to my old GI Brass.com site and it took me to Jeff Bartlett's site so I guess they are now the same. Used to be separate sites.


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Posted: November 19 2017 at 11:18am | IP Logged Quote Kosh75287

HAMGUNNER, thanks for the input on the BR-5 powder!
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