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Alliant BE-86 Smokeless Gun Powder
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Alliant BE-86 Smokeless Gun Powder


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Alliant BE 86 In Stock Overview

Every container of Alliant Smokeless Powder(Alliant BE 86 In Stock ) backed by a century of manufacturing experience and the most exacting quality control procedures in the industry. Chemical composition, grain shape and size, and overall density  constantly checked and tested in a ballistics lab to ensure consistency.

The special extruded flake formulation results in excellent ballistics in a wide array of centerfire pistol loads, with high energy, an ideal burn speed and also less flash. It meters well and is also available in 1- and 8-pound canisters. Like all Alliant Powder offerings, this powder provides superior lot-to-lot consistency.

Warnings from the Alliant Be 86 Powder Manufacturer:

  • Do not exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide.
  • Never mix any two powders regardless of type, brand, or source.
  • Never substitute any smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute.


  • Improved flow
  • Contains flash suppressant
  • High energy
  • Lot-to-lot consistency
  • Versatile
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FAQ On Smokeless Powder(Alliant BE 86 In Stock )

  • Is it legal to make smokeless powder

Smokeless powder generally requires no Federal license or permit, and there are no recordkeeping requirements. However, keep in mind smokeless powder is the explosives material most often used in pipe bombs and other explosive improvised devices.

  • What’s the difference between black powder and smokeless powder?
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In the 20th century, smokeless powders have largely replaced black powder in handguns, rifles, and larger-caliber weapons. Smokeless powders are not truly smokeless but, in comparison to black powder, the “smoke” products produced when smokeless powders are used in ammunition are much cleaner.

  • Is smokeless powder still used

Single and double-base smokeless powders now make up the vast majority of propellants used in firearms. They are so common that most modern references to “gunpowder” refer to a smokeless powder, particularly when referring to small arms ammunition.

  • Does smokeless powder burn or explode

The burning rate of smokeless powder increases with increased pressure. If burning smokeless powder is confined, gas pressure will rise and eventually can cause the container to burst. Under such circumstances, the bursting of a strong container creates effects similar to an explosion.

  • What is smokeless gunpowder made of now

Spherical smokeless powder is generally made from nitrocellulose as the base material. The nitrocellulose may be derived from purified cellulose, such as from cotton linters or wood, which is then nitrated by being treated with nitric and sulfuric acids (Olsen 1942. Smokeless powder.

Unlike in ANFO, or even black powder, the water doesn’t do any harm to smokeless powder. In powder factories, it is routine to process the powder wet, for safety reasons, and dry it only as one of the last steps before packaging.

FAQ On Gun Powder

  • What is in gun powder

“Gunpowder,” as it came to be known, is a mixture of saltpeter (potassium nitrate), sulfur, and also charcoal. Together, these materials will burn rapidly and explode as a propellant. Chinese monks discovered the technology in the 9th century CE, during their quest for a life-extending elixir.

  • What are the 3 types of gun powder
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There are four different types of gunpowder: black powder, brown gunpowder, white powder (also known as smokeless gunpowder), and gunpowder flash. Most modern guns use white gunpowder, which can have a single or double base.

  • What is modern gunpowder made of

The current modern ratio of 75% nitrate,15% charcoal, 10% sulfur was settled upon sometime in the mid 18th century in England. But different countries had their own formulas, which may partially account for their military success or failure.

  • What was the main purpose of gun powder

Gunpowder was first use in warfare as an incendiary, or fire-producing, compound. Small packages of gunpowder wrapped in paper or bamboo were attached to arrows and lit with a fuse. Bombs of gunpowder mixed with scrap iron would be launched with catapults.

  • Does gunpowder explode

When a gun is fired, the propellant which is the gunpowder, burns incredibly fast. But it doesn’t explode, because of the way it’s packed into the ammunition. You still hear a loud noise when the pressure sends the bullet flying out.

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