- January 20, 2017 at 1:58 am #32883
I was looking online at powders and saw this:
as you scroll down notice the IMR powders RED, GREEN, BLUE, and TARGET.
Anybody know these powders? they are new to me, are they new to you?
I tried to look up some data on the IMR/Hodgden website, and saw a little bit of data, along with a listing for IMR Unequal?
What is IMR Unequal?
what is Red, Green, Blue, and Target for that matter?
- January 20, 2017 at 2:26 am #32887mountain4donParticipant
- Posts: 11
- Comments: 39
- Overall: 50
They are IMR’s attempt to get in on the more famous powders called RED DOT, GREEN DOT, BLUE DOT, and UNIQUE.
- January 20, 2017 at 2:49 am #32888IzzyjoeParticipant
- Posts: 1
- Comments: 12
- Overall: 13
They are supposed to equivalents to the dot powders, but I’m sure for legal reasons they could not use the same name. They are supposed to be the same burn rates as there counterparts, but it over yet to see any on the shelves. I’m willing to give the Red, and Unique equivalents a try.
- January 20, 2017 at 3:03 am #32889Rattlesnake CharlieParticipant
- Posts: 152
- Comments: 679
- Overall: 831
Well, this says that the Alliant powders must have a significant market share if others are trying to edge in on the brand names. I wish I knew what manufacturers and powders had what percentage of the market. That would be something interesting.
- January 20, 2017 at 3:17 am #32890
But, Hodgdon owns IMR, why would they compete with themselves?
the website of Hodgdon, IMR an winchester are the same
- January 20, 2017 at 3:19 am #32891
in this recent powder shortage, it seems that the Alllient Dot, bullseye, unique, 2400 were the most difficult to se on the shelves
- January 20, 2017 at 12:49 pm #32895GhostHawkParticipant
- Posts: 2
- Comments: 258
- Overall: 260
Supposedly you can swap alliant for their new IMR counterparts without changing bushings.
Not much to care about for centerfire shooters but a much more attractive proposition for shotgunners.
- January 21, 2017 at 1:40 am #32905bjornbModerator
- Posts: 13
- Comments: 163
- Overall: 176
kens;n13440 wrote: in this recent powder shortage, it seems that the Alllient Dot, bullseye, unique, 2400 were the most difficult to se on the shelves
Not claiming any statistical knowledge but at the local Basspro the Alliant powders (BE, Unique, 2400, RL15 etc.) are always sold out. Not so with most Hodgdon products.
- You must be logged in to reply to this topic.