ADI Propellant Update

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Re: ADI Propellant Update

Post by rc42 » 11 Jun 2024, 12:49 pm

For those interested, ADI advertise their military products under their 'Australian Munitions' trading name and even identify the propellant powders used.
AR2205 seems to be used only in 81mm mortar (page 21), no faster pistol powders seem to be in use so it is unlikely that they will divert any existing plant capacity from slow to fast powder production.

https://www.australian-munitions.com.au ... re_web.pdf


It does seem likely that 2205 is currently being produced for military contracts but with no spare capacity to feed any into the retail market.
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Re: ADI Propellant Update

Post by mickb » 11 Jun 2024, 2:01 pm

Ukraine war excuses get more ridiculous each day.

Shelves were empty of Ar2205 before the war started. we had no runs of AR2205 two years before it kicked off. NATO wasnt directing mass supplies to close to 2023 either.

A cancellation of a product from civilian use is just that, regardless of the excuse.
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Re: ADI Propellant Update

Post by Oldbloke » 11 Jun 2024, 2:15 pm

mickb wrote:Ukraine war excuses get more ridiculous each day.

Shelves were empty of Ar2205 before the war started. we had no runs of AR2205 two years before it kicked off. NATO wasnt directing mass supplies to close to 2023 either.

A cancellation of a product from civilian use is just that, regardless of the excuse.


If that's true, it would support the story of the new production line not producing.
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Re: ADI Propellant Update

Post by mickb » 11 Jun 2024, 2:27 pm

Maybe Im wrong, but pretty sure all the threads about pistol powder shortages were starting 2021, not 2022 or 2023.

This war has amazing value for big business so far. it can be used to gouge prices on everything from raw steel to toilet paper in the supermarket, has doubled the net worth of the worlds wealthiest and also affects things the year before it started.
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Re: ADI Propellant Update

Post by rc42 » 14 Jun 2024, 2:03 pm

I heard today that ADI ran a test batch of around 1 tonne of APS950 earlier this year and used 200kg for testing with the powder meeting all specifications, so the remaining 800kg was sent for distribution and a lot of stores got a small amount each.

I also heard that a new batch of 30 tonnes is in progress and should be ready around October which means that a lot of stores will get a reasonable amount and a lot of us reloaders will have some new load development to work on.
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Re: ADI Propellant Update

Post by No1_49er » 14 Jun 2024, 2:39 pm

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Re: ADI Propellant Update

Post by deye243 » 14 Jun 2024, 3:30 pm

No1_49er wrote:Sorry, couldn't help it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hajBdDM2qdg

Haha and if it's 950 what's the point .
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Re: ADI Propellant Update

Post by bladeracer » 14 Jun 2024, 7:40 pm

deye243 wrote:
No1_49er wrote:Sorry, couldn't help it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hajBdDM2qdg

Haha and if it's 950 what's the point .


What's wrong with APS950? They already have load data for lots of stuff.
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