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The information presented in this brochure is base upon results
obtained in our ballistics laboratory, and is offered as an aid
to shooters to be employed at their own discretion and risk. Safe
loading practices should be observed at all times. Since we have
no control over the circumstances of loading, we assume no liability
for the results obtained, and we guarantee only that our powder
meets our exacting standards.
IMR® POWDER BALLISTIC DATA
Ballistic data shown in this brochure has been developed in our
laboratory under strictly controlled conditions. Ballistic data
can vary considerably depending on many factors including components
used, how such components are assembled, degree of fouling or
leading of the barrel, the type of firearm used, and the loading
techniques and safety precautions utilized by the individual.
NEVER MIX ANY TWO POWDERS REGARDLESS
OF TYPE, BRAND OR SOURCE. NEVER substitute
any smokeless powder for muzzleloading powders.
STORAGE OF IMR® POWDERS
Do not store powder with other combustible materials. Always
keep the container of IMR powder tightly closed to prevent spillage
or contamination of the powder. Keep all powders in their original
containers with proper warning labels.
Powders should not be exposed to open flame, sparks, heat, impact,
friction or allowed to become contaminated with oil, grease, dirt,
sand, or any other foreign materials, or left open or exposed
to humid conditions. Keep lid on the can when not
being used. Powders should not be stored in glass
containers. Stacks should be rotated. (Use oldest first.)
USING IMR® POWDERS
- Know and use safe operating methods when handling and loading
- Do not increase loads past the recommendations found in this
- Very low pressure loads may leave a bullet or wad lodged in
the barrel creating a danger when the next round is fired.
- No filler materials are required. Improper fillers may alter
the burning characteristics of powders.
CAUTION: NEVER smoke or use any source of accidental
ignition while loading, shooting or handling IMR powders.
- Clean up any spilled powder - do not use a vacuum
- If you are not willing to accept the responsibilities involved
in the safe handling and use of IMR powders, return the powder
to the place of purchase for a full refund of the purchase price.
If you have any questions about the safe use of our products,
Handle powder with care and keep powder out of reach
of children and people who are not aware of the hazards involved!
Do not take powder internally. Failure to use powder in accordance
with our instructions and data may result in severe personal injury
or death to user and/or bystander. Discharging firearms in poorly
ventilated areas, cleaning firearms, or handling ammunition may
result in exposure to lead and other substances known to cause
birth defects, reproductive harm, and other serious physical injury.
Have adequate ventilation at all times. Wash hands thoroughly
Hodgdon/IMR specifically disclaims any warranties with respect
to any and all products sold or distributed by it, the safety
or suitability thereof, or the results obtained, whether express
or implied, including without limitation, any implied warranty
of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose and/or
any other warranty. Buyers and users assume all risk, responsibility
and liability whatsoever for any and all injuries (including death),
losses, or damages to persons or property (including consequential
damages), arising from the use of any product or data, whether
or not occasioned by seller's negligence or based on strict product
liability or principles of indemnity or contribution. Hodgdon/IMR
neither assumes nor authorizes any person to assume for it any
liability in connection with the use of any product or data.
The individual assumes the risk of safe loading practices.
Failure to do so or violation of any of the above warnings could
result in severe personal injury (including death) to the user
and/or bystanders or gun damage.