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Offline johnnyrees

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reloading in australia
« on: September 03, 2011, 07:33:11 PM »
Howdy,
Frustrared as hell reloading down here in adelaide....can only seem to get Adi powder easily...Winchester seems to be becoming hard to find....hawksbury river projys....well they are consistent quality wise....primers dont seem to be a problem.
Adi seems to be realy hard to meter ...hells bells i seem to be winging...any sa reloaders out there[south aussie] some advice please

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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2011, 08:49:36 PM »
I'm not in Aussie, but am in New Zealand and use ADI AP-50N in my 9mm loads.  Just to be clear, what do you mean by "Adi seems to be realy hard to meter"?
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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2011, 11:23:05 PM »
Using a rock chucker powder thrower it seems to jam and sheer the powder

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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2011, 04:02:36 PM »
I'm not in sa, I'm in the US and have never even heard of adi powder.  You didin't say what it is you're reloading but I'm guessing it's 9mm.  If you guys can get hogdon powder down there I've heard hp38 is the same as win 231.  Also, I had similar problem w/ my hornady powder measure; flake powders gave it absolute fits.  I fixed the problem by changing out the metering assembly that came w/ the measure for one designed for small charges.  I don't know if RCBS makes a similar part for that measure or not but I would suspect they do.  RCBS makes great stuff but I don't use much of it, maybe someone who does could be of more assistance.  I don't know whether the powder you're using is ball, extruded or flake but would suspect it to be one of the two latter.  If so, you might see whether or not that company makes a ball powder suitable for the cartridge you're reloading.  Either or the proposed solutions will probably fix your problem.  Hope I was a help not a hindrance.
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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2011, 06:17:33 PM »
Thanks firecracker...all advice is a help and never a hinderence,,,,ADI is Australian Defence Industries

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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2011, 07:51:07 PM »
Australian Defence Industries (ADI) Powder = Hodgdon as follows:
AS30N = Clays, AP50N = HP-38, AS50N = International, AP70N = Universal.
AR2205 = H4227, AR2207 = H4198, Bench Mark 1 / BM1 (the ultimate .444 powder) = N/A, AR2219*=H322, Bench Mark 2 / BM2 = BENCHMARK, AR2206 (discontinued), AR2206H = H4895, AR2208 = Varget, AR2209 = H4350, AR2213SC = H4831SC, AR2217 = H1000, AR2225 = Retumbo, AR2218 = H50BMG.

*AR2210 is military equivalent of AR2219 , with antiflash additive.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2011, 07:52:45 PM by ZG47 »
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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2011, 06:43:09 AM »
thank you

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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 10:02:46 PM »
Using a rock chucker powder thrower it seems to jam and sheer the powder

Damn!? Sounds like it's giving you some grief. I have no issues with it in my Dillon XL650.
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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #8 on: September 07, 2011, 12:22:57 AM »
Using a rock chucker powder thrower it seems to jam and sheer the powder

if you can, try choosing your powder based on the type/shape.  extruded powder is known for that in drum and bar types measurers.

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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #9 on: September 07, 2011, 04:13:22 AM »
Iwas under the impression this was ball powder mate....also we are pretty limited in our choice ...subject to availability

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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #10 on: September 07, 2011, 06:16:52 AM »
you should be able to get winchester powder almost anywhere over there.
http://www.olin.com.au/buy/default.aspx
winchester is ball powder, adi ap* is extruded.

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http://www.allthingsshooting.com.au/page/1194474

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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2011, 09:10:41 AM »
You Aussies have your own powders just like your football, I have a distributor in Sydney called MS Customs.  I'm not sure what powders he's got.
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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2011, 09:40:42 AM »
I just want to go down there for some Vegemite and real beer.

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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2011, 10:58:31 PM »
Real beer in Australia?
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Re: reloading in australia
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2011, 03:21:28 AM »
Hmm armored man to be frank I prefer the Shiner beer to coopers