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Thread: Du Pont Improved Military Rifle Powder No.15

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    Du Pont Improved Military Rifle Powder No.15

    This one is full pretty full. It smells fine. There is loading data on the back with the bullet weight info missing. I would use it for 30-06 if I knew what weight bullets the powder charge was for. Anyone have that information?

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    According to: https://forum.cartridgecollectors.or...wders/15684/10 this powder was introduced in 1914! I believe "IMR" is now the company that took over. Key to finding load data is to find its equivalency.

    I think if you post this question here>>>>http://castboolits.gunloads.com/show...eference/page3

    You'll probably get a concrete answer.

    Also check this>>>>http://digital.hagley.org/I20091118_DuPont_Powders
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    I have a can of #15 with an intact label. The "proper" charges are:
    150 gr. 50 gr. powder
    180 gr. 47.6 gr.
    150 gr. 54 gr. (2925 fps)
    180 gr. 51.5 gr. (2,700 fps) These velocities are also in the label's charge data

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    Dieselhorses, that Hagley archives link is incredible, thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gewehr-Guy View Post
    Dieselhorses, that Hagley archives link is incredible, thank you!
    No problem, I'm impressed with it too, they have all sorts of old literature.

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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
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