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Technological Advancement Results In New Pistol and Shotgun Propellant

31st of May 2018

Australian Munitions is pleased to announce the first of our newly formulated, most technologically advanced propellants to date - the ADI World Class Powders single based flake APS (Australian Pistol Shotgun) APS350 and APS450!

APS350 and APS450 are the first in our new range of advanced, Australian made propellants. Developed in our world leading propellant facility in Mulwala, technicians have adapted new processes and formulations, fine tuning the capabilities and characteristics of our smokeless propellants to produce the new APS range. They continue the clean burning and uniformity of our existing AS/AP propellants and will produce soft, smooth recoil and excellent patterns. These propellants have outstanding metering and case fill characteristics, and ballistics that lend themselves to a range of popular loads. This versatility allows our customers to buy fewer propellants for a wider range of applications.

The first of our new propellant range is APS350 and APS450.

  • APS350 - AS30N equivalent burn rate performance
  • APS450 - AS50N and AP50N equivalent burn rate performance

A key feature of the new APS range is improved and more consistent metering, particularly against the old AS range. The grain form is a cylinder flake, which is ~15% smaller than the AS30N and AS50N diameters. Also, the APS350/450 propellants have a slightly longer mean cut length to the older range.

Key features at a glance:

  • Australian made to meet global requirements
  • Improved metering and increased versatility, this is enabled via the free flowing flake grain type which is Australian Munitions' own proprietary technology
  • Clean burning characteristics that set ADI World Class powders apart
  • Addition of new environmentally friendly ingredients

The launch of this new product range is part of Australian Munitions continued commitment to manufacture the best propellant products available on the market. APS350 and APS450 are the first in a series of new propellants to be launched to the Australian and International reloading markets over the months ahead.

Be sure to visit us a to stay up to date with the APS range, as its range expands to all AP/AS loads, and many other class leading products in the ADI Powders catalogue.