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Canister Powder

Canister Powder:

A propellant powder intended for retail sale to hobby handloaders. As these hobbyists do not have access to pressure testing equipment and rely instead on published load data, every effort is made to insure that lot-to-lot variation over time is minimized. “Non-canister” propellants are sold in bulk to ammo manufacturers who have pressure testing equipment.