Frequently asked questions
We regularly receive questions about ADI powders from the reloading community, and we’ve noticed that the same issues keep cropping up. Here is a current list of those questions and answers. Of course, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if these FAQs do not fully address any questions you may have.
We have not stopped producing any of the powders listed on our website and in our reloading guide, and our aim is to ensure 100% availability of all of our powder types at all times. Unfortunately, we cannot always achieve this due to operational issues or fluctuations in demand. Please visit www.adi-powders.com for the most recent updates on any issues affecting the production of ADI powders.
ADI Powders are distributed throughout Australia by three major distributors; Outdoor Sporting Agencies (OSA), Winchester Australia and NIOA.
Due to its hazard classification, moving propellant around Australia can be challenging but in collaboration with these companies we aim to effectively manage the consistent supply of our products to your local dealerships.
If you would like to locate your local stockist please visit any of the following:
Keep in a cool dry place separate from solvents, flammable gases and other combustible materials. Ensure that the storage area selected is free from any possible source of excess heat and is isolated from open flame, hot water heaters, furnaces, chimneys, flue pipes, etc. Avoid storing smokeless powders in areas, which may be heated by the sun or where electrical, electronic or mechanical equipment is operated. Do not allow containers of powder to contact walls of storage areas where the outside wall is exposed to sunlight or any other form of heating. Any such form of heating may result in spontaneous ignition, either immediately or at a later stage, due to accelerated chemical deterioration. An average storage temperature below 25ºC is recommended to obtain a safe shelf life of at least ten years from the date of packing. Increased storage temperature will reduce the safe shelf life significantly – by approximately one third for every 10°C above 25°C.
Take 70% of the above maximum charge weight. This is the starting load.
Begin your load development from the starting load and work up until you find the best reduced load for your firearm.
ADI / Hodgdon Propellants Equivilents
|ADI Powder||Hodgdon / IMR naming|
|Trail Boss||Trail Boss|
|Bench Mark 8208||8208 XBR|
|AR2213H / AR2213SC||H4831 / H4831SC|