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    Surplus Powder (BR-5) question.

    This section seems the best place to post this inquiry. If there's a better one, mods should feel free to move it at their discretion. So:

    I notice 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, but I'm tempted. Has anyone on here tried it/heard about it?

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    I haven't tried it. Back in the day, surplus powders used to be cheap, a fraction of buying canister powder. Sadly, that's not the case anymore. By the time you add the $30 haz mat fee on top of shipping, that $100 / 6 lbs quickly becomes $150. That's $25 / lb. For that price you can buy canister powder and know exactly what you're getting.
    I'm not saying it's bad, I don't know, it may be great......it's just that you have to buy so much to make it worth it.
    For about $180 you can get an 8lb of unique, delivered, from grafs.com
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    For the past year BR5 has been one of my favorites for 9mm.I think it burns a bit cleaner than Unique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lylejb View Post
    I haven't tried it. Back in the day, surplus powders used to be cheap, a fraction of buying canister powder. Sadly, that's not the case anymore. By the time you add the $30 haz mat fee on top of shipping, that $100 / 6 lbs quickly becomes $150. That's $25 / lb. For that price you can buy canister powder and know exactly what you're getting.
    I'm not saying it's bad, I don't know, it may be great......it's just that you have to buy so much to make it worth it.
    For about $180 you can get an 8lb of unique, delivered, from grafs.com
    Sadly, I agree, when there were no other options I can see the value, but at the current price and current retail powder availability I do not see the reason of buying this at that price. I think an 8# of Tightgroup is 118.00 from Powder Valley.

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