There is good news for the growing number of shooters and hunters
who reload their ammunition. Alliant Powder is introducing a new series
of five spherical powders called Power Pro.
Political fallout over the past year has triggered the most
frenzied stockpiling of ammunition and components in the history of
Gundom. Ammo began flying off shelves roughly a year ago this month,
resulting in unprecedented shortages nationwide.
But even before that, the ammunition world was changing, because of
the spike in the costs of raw materials like lead and copper in the
months before the buying frenzy. It ended up being a rather bizarre
situation in which prices spiked at the same time as sales soared.
To this day, despite running production lines 24-hours a day, seven
days a week, ammo makers have not restored stability to the ammo supply
line where ammo is snapped-up as fast as it can be delivered.
A logical result of all of that was a renewed interest in reloading
ammo. Before these recent changes, ammo prices were relatively low
enough in a glutted market to make reloading less appealing from a
financial perspective. But everything changed.
In California, this ammo upset wasn’t helped recently when the
governor signed into law the measure that requires registration of ammo
purchases and purchasers.
With all of that in mind, it truly is exciting news when a company
comes out with a whole new line of powders for both handguns and rifles.
“Made in the U.S.A., the Power Pro series is designed for magnum
pistol, light varmint and light/medium/magnum rifles. Comprised of five
new offerings, these new spherical powders are intended for specific
cartridges and applications and are now available to the reloading
public,” Alliant reported.
The new Power Pro series is comprised of Magnum Pistol, Varmint,
Magnum Rifle, Large Rifle and Heavy .308 (300-MP, Varmint, 2000 MR,
3000 LR and 4000 MR).
Alliant Powder is part of ATK Armament Systems, and within the
shooting sports industry is a stable mate of other brands like Federal
Cartridge, CCI (primers, rimfire ammo, etc.), Champion (targets),
Fusion (sub-brand of Federal), Gunslick (gun cleaning products), Nitrex
(riflescopes and binos), Outers (gun care products), RCBS (reloading
equipment), Shooters Ridge (shooting rests/range gear), Speer
(bullets), Weaver (optics/mounting systems), and Eagle (tactical gear).
Designed for easier reloading, the Power Pro™ series delivers
improved velocity and density for more efficient metering and loading.
They help reloaders duplicate certain factory-loaded ammunition. These
new spherical powders are available in both one-pound bottles and
eight-pound canisters. Power Pro highlights
• Manufactured in the USA
• Improved velocity and density for more efficient metering and loading
• Designed for magnum pistol, light varmint and light/medium/magnum rifles
• Enables reloaders to duplicate certain factory loaded ammunition
• Engineered for specific cartridges and applications
• Density designed for proper cartridge fit
For more than 125 years, Alliant Powder (formerly known as Hercules)
has produced smokeless powders. For more information and load data,
visit www.alliantpowder.com or call 800-276-9337.
Steve Comus is a nationally recognized hunting editor with Safari
Club International and a former WON Guns and Hunting Editor. His column
appears every other week in WON and he can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.