Powders & Ammunition
Australian Munitions a sponsor in the Australasian Police and Emergency Service Games
21st of November 2016
Last month the Queensland Police Service hosted The Australasian Police and Emergency Service games on the Sunshine Coast. These games were founded with the intention of bringing Police Service personnel together under the banner of sport and the spirit of friendly competition. The games have been running for 32 years and are conducted over 8 days, and, with 52 sports on offer there is a huge variety to choose from including equestrian, half marathon, bowling, darts, cycling, boxing, golf and shooting.
Eligible agencies include polices and other Government agencies with a law enforcement role or investigative function; fire service, ambulance, Surf Life Saving Australia and other voluntary emergency services both . Eligible competitors are full time and part time employees, or retired personnel from Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Pacific Islands.
Australian Munitions provided a range of prizes for the winners and participants of the target rifle Full Bore and Small Bore shooting events. These included the latest 2016 ADI World Class Handloaders’ Guide, ADI stubby holders and ADI caps.
Congratulations to all of the winners and to the Queensland Police Service who ran such a successful event. We look forward to being involved again at the next games in Western Australia.
Congratulations to the lucky winners of our ADI Range bags!
28th of October 2016
Thank you to everyone who participated in our 2015/2016 survey for all of your feedback, comments and questions. It is a great way of letting us know about yourself and giving us an opportunity to look at areas where we can improve - and give away some free merchandise!
We are pleased to report that overall availability of powder around the country has improved. The challenges of moving dangerous good around Australia have not reduced, but we now have a larger distribution network that has had a positive effect. Over the last 12 months we have supplied more reloading powder to Australian gun shops that any period previously.
The target shooting community was our largest segment, and over half of you have been using ADI powders for more than 10 years. It’s great to see such loyalty.
The new 2016 Survey is now available, and we look forward to hearing your feedback over the next year. Every entry goes in the draw to win one of two ADI World Class range bags.
Left: Jim Read (NSW) pictured on his front porch with his grandkids Scott (9) and Clair (6).
Right: Stephen Lucas (QLD) is a range officer at his local range - SSAA Q51 Caboolture branch.
9th edition of the ADI World Class Handloaders' Guide is available
28th of October 2016
This year's guide is once again packed with essential reloading data and great articles about the ADI 308 Brass, Lithgow Arms debut centrefire rifle and our new propellant factory in Mulwala. With more data and new loads it is the biggest issue yet. The 2016 Handloaders' Guide is available at your local dealership or online.
Click here to purchase the latest edition.
Australian Munitions display on the Museum ship ex-HMAS Castlemaine
19th of October 2016
The Maritime Trust of Australia (MTA) owns and preserves the ex-HMAS Castlemaine at Williamstown, Victoria. She is one of the sixty Australian-built Bathurst Class corvettes to serve throughout World War II, and is the last such vessel still afloat, having been restored by volunteers over four decades, and now includes an explosive ordnance display with our donation.
The HMAS Castlemaine took part in the hazardous task of supporting the Australian and Allied troops engaged in guerrilla operations against the Japanese occupation forces in Timor. Her armament of the day included Oerlikon 20mm cannons and 50 calibre machine guns. Australian Munitions has produced this and similar ammunition in the past and present.
This display of .50 calibre ammunition includes full sectionalised ammunition and examples of cartridge pressing and drawing through the stages.
Second Picture: Castlemaine's ship's company c.1944 (J. Deeble, AWM P00782.002)
Steve Schrader takes out Barricades at NT State Titles and National Titles in Darwin
21st of September 2016
ADI sponsored NSW Action match pistol shooter Steve Schrader continues his outstanding year in shooting. He followed up his win at the NRA Regional Championship; Flagler Cup in Missouri by winning the Barricades at both the NT State Titles and National Titles in Darwin.
NT State Titles
- 3rd overall 1916 (158X)
- 1st Barricades 480 (47X)
- 9th Practical Metallic Sight
- 8th Moving target Metallic Sight
- 6th overall Metallic Sight
- 5th Moving target Open division
- 3rd Open Teams event
- 3rd Falling Plates Metallic Sight
- 2nd Metallic Teams event
- Barricades Champion 480 (48X)
It is a pleasure to be involved with Steve and his team, his results are a testament his to hard work and commitment to the sport. We wish him and the SSAA team good luck for the upcoming World Action Pistol Championships held at Whangerei , New Zealand on 8-11 November.
The photos of the targets are from the Barricade event at the National Titles.
Australian Munitions sponsors 'Hell on Wheels' - 2016 ACT Single Action State Titles
14th of September 2016
The 2016 ACT State titles were recently hosted by the Majura Rangers at the SSAA Shooting Complex in Canberra. Contestants participated in the three-day event in a variety of matches including a variety of old west scenarios such as 'Ambush In The Bush', 'Rescue At The Saloon', 'Prison Train', 'Chinatown', 'Attack On The Plains' and 'Shootout At The General Store'.
At each stage, shooters were briefed on an Old West scenario, and had to engage a sequence of targets with revolvers, rifle and shotgun in the quickest time possible.
Single Action is a multifaceted discipline that uses original or replica firearms which were commonly used in the Old West period at the turn of the 20th century, and aims to preserve, promote and respect the skills, traditions and pioneering spirit of the historic American.
The Majura Rangers Single Action Club is situated on the Sporting Shooters Association Australia range complex between Mount Majura and Mount Ainslie in the ACT, 10 minutes from the heart of Canberra.
Interested in Single Action shooting? Check out ssaa.org.au/disciplines
Going for gold with ADI
9th of August 2016
Talented shooter Aislin Jones is competing in Rio - along with shotgun ammunition powered by ADI World Class Powders.
In January this year, Aislin became the youngest woman to win the Australian National Skeet Championship, and in April she was selected to compete as part of Australia's 16-strong team heading to the Rio Olympics. At just 16 years old, she is Australia's youngest ever Olympic shooter.
Aislin is sponsored by Bronze Wing, Australia's foremost shotgun cartridge manufacturer. The Bronze Wing team has customised shotgun shells especially for Aislin and the Olympics - shells using Australian Munitions' powder.
Bronze Wing has reduced the load and made a special batch in green and gold with 'Go Aislin!! Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi! Oi! Oi!' printed on the shells.
Skeet shooting is one of three disciplines of competitive clay pigeon shooting; the others are trap shooting and sporting clays. Participants, using shotguns, attempt to break clay targets mechanically flung sideways into the air from two fixed stations that intersect in front of the shooter.
Aislin will compete in the Women Skeet qualification, on Friday 12 August.
Australian Munitions wishes Aislin and the Australian shooting team good luck and safe travels.
Australian Munitions Fundraiser and New Reloading Clinic
4th of August 2016
Australian Munitions started two new initiatives at the recent SSAA Shot Expo in Sydney, both of which exceeded expectations. We ran a fundraiser for two worthy Australian charities - Soldier On and Legacy - and provided demonstrations on the art of reloading.
We raised nearly $1000, and will pass on every dollar on behalf of Australian Munitions and the hunting and shooting community in Australia. We would like to thank all those who generously donated to help us support Australian soldiers and their families.
Soldier On helps serving and ex-serving men and women who are physically or psychologically affected by their service, enhancing their rehabilitation, connecting them with their community and empowering them to achieve a stable and secure future.
Legacy provides services to families of veterans who have died or given their health during or after their ADF service. Today, Legacy assists over 80,000 widows and 1800 children and dependents with a disability.
Secondly, we ran our first ever Reloading Workshop on the basics of reloading across both days as a way to share our knowledge and answer questions. The crowd consisted of people with varying degrees of experience, but the vast majority had no real exposure to the art of reloading previously, and were interested to learn about the enjoyment and economic benefits of making your own ammunition. We look forward to this becoming a regular feature at the Shot Expo.
Thanks for visiting Sydney's SSAA Shot Expo
22nd of July 2016
The team at Australian Munitions says thank you to all the customers and supporters who visited the stand at the SSAA Shot Expo in Sydney at the end of June.
ADI World Class Powders and Ammunition personnel were on hand to answer the many and varied questions from the reloading community, and enjoyed discussing high quality Australian-made ADI and Australian Outback products with all the visitors.
Ewan Williams, Sales Manager at Australian Munitions, said: "It is always great to get out among our customers and hear firsthand the great results they get with our powders, ammunition and components." NRA Action Match pistol shooter Steve Schrader was also at the ADI stand, sharing his techniques and answered some tricky reloading questions.
The latest annual edition of the ADI Handloaders' Guide was launched at the event, with more data, new loads and an article about the new propellant factory in Mulwala. It was the biggest issue yet, and highly sought-after too, with some fans having come to the show just for the latest copy.
The SSAA Shot Expo is Australia's premier event for the Sports Shooting Industry and showcases shooting, hunting and outdoor gear to enthusiasts, those wishing to participate in the sport, and the general public with the view of improving public awareness, professionalism and safety.
Visitors to the expo had 150 stands to entertain, educate and engage them. They varied from the large Winchester and OSA stands, to specialist areas like archery, quadbikes, helicopter flights, butchery equipment, cooking demonstrations, and even deer antler chandeliers. As usual, there was really something for everyone, and congratulations to the organisers for once again putting on a very successful show.
ADI Sponsors Brodie McIntosh - Australia's best IPSC Shooter
20th of July 2016
This year ADI Powders is sponsoring Brodie McIntosh - Australia's best IPSC shooter.
Brodie was born in Cobram, Victoria, in 1974. Growing up on the family farm he was introduced to firearms at an early age and displayed a keen interest in shooting. His first competition was in Devenish in 1993, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Brodie is a great ambassador of our ADI powders, personally reloads all of his competition rounds and has a preference for our Smokeless Pistol Powder, AP100 for IPSC and AP50 for Steel Challenge.
Brodie has dominated the sport of IPSC in Australia, winning an unprecedented 15 consecutive IPSC National Open Division Titles and is the current World IPSC #3. Brodie has just competed at the SSAA Victorian Steel Challenge Championships at Little River.
Action handgun shooting is a dynamic discipline catering to revolver and self-loading pistol shooters. While international rules dictate that the firearm's calibre must be at least 9mm, due to Australia's handgun regulations, Action Match competitors predominantly use either a .38 Super, .357 Sig or 9mm Parabellum self-loading pistol or a .38 Special/.357 Magnum revolver.
Action shooting discipline includes Open (specialised handguns with optical sights), Metallic Sight (no peep, optical or electronic sights, orthopaedic grips, compensators or ported barrels), Production and the sub discipline Steel Challenge.
Steel Challenge is a rimfire and centrefire handgun shooting event comprising of eight stages consisting of five strings per stage totalling a minimum of 200 rounds. The competitors shoot from a stationary position at static steel plates. The stages are; Accelerator, Five-to-Go, Outer Limits, Pendulum, Roundabout, Showdown, Smoke & Hope and Speed Option. Each stage is unique in design and offers a different challenge to the shooter and scoring is straightforward, your time is your score.
Brodie won the 2016 Victorian Steel Challenge Champion along with
- 1st Place Metallic Sight
- 1st Place Open
- 1st Place Dual Gun
ADI Powders is proud to be part of Brodie's team, and looks forward to continuing to support him at events throughout the year.
Australian Munitions sponsors 'Shoot for Autism' event
11 July 2016
The Third Annual 'Shoot for Autism' charity event recently took place at the Grantville Rifle Range in Victoria. The charity raises funds for the Southern Autistic School, which provides specialist educational opportunities for students with autism.
Over 40 competitors from across Victoria attended the shoot, helping raise much-needed funds for a communication program for the Junior School.
The charity event is run on an annual basis, with all proceeds going directly to the charity. The event is growing annually and the prize pool is second to none.
Australian Munitions has sponsored the charity for the past three years by providing prizes for each division winner. "Without the support of Australian Munitions this charity wouldn't be possible. Their support ensures the annual running of this event," said the event co-ordinators.
Please visit http://www.shoot4autism.com/ for further information & photographs.
Sponsorship of NSW Shooter Steve Schrader
17 June 2016
This year ADI Powders are sponsoring a NSW Action Match pistol shooter Steve Schrader.
He has been competing at an elite level in the NRA Action Match pistol discipline since the early 90's and has been using ADI powders exclusively since that time in both competition and recreational firearms/ammunition.
Steve is the current PA National Action Pistol Champion and this year he achieved top qualifier and membership of the Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (SSAA) 2016 Australian Action Pistol Team, and competed at the 36th Midway USA NRA Bianchi Cup (Missouri USA) in May 2016.
In the lead up to Bianchi, Steve took out 1st place at the NRA Regional Championship; Flagler Cup in Missouri against 93 other competitors. At the Bianchi Cup he placed 26th with a score of 1901 163X (the highest X count of all the Aussies), 2nd in Barricade event after a shoot off with 4 other shooters, 3rd in Revolver Division & 10th International.
Steve and the SSAA Team very impressively came in 2nd International team.
ADI Powders are proud to be part of Steve's team and look forward to supporting him at the Darwin Action Pistol National Championships 24-27th August.
Australian Munitions Sponsors the 500m Fly and 200y Rimfire Nationals
19 May 2016
The 12th and 13th of March 2016 saw the 500m Fly National Championship and inaugural 200y Rimfire Nationals take place at the Majura SSAA Range in Canberra.
A very large contingent of over 135 dedicated benchrest shooters challenged themselves against the trying weather conditions to place in this prestigious event. Attendees traveled from distant locations as Western Australia and far north Queensland, alongside a contingent from NSW, Victoria and of course, the ACT.
The 500m Fly event has been run on an annual basis for over 25 years with the National Championship only being recognized for the past five years. The sport has grown exponentially in numbers to become one of the premier benchrest events in the country. Experienced and dedicated markspeople compete at a distance of 500m, producing very high scores with groups not much bigger than an inch in some cases.
The Fly promotes the spirit of comradery, with many shooters giving up their time, and in some cases lending equipment, to give every competitor the best possible chance of securing victory on the day.
Australian Munitions was happy to sponsor this event by providing prizes for each division's winner, as well as the overall winner for the two gun combined (centrefire and rimfire) event. The event organisers stated: "Without this great value adding to the sport, events like this struggle with sponsorship."
The winners of the Match were;
Light Gun: Tim Pavey
Heavy Gun: Stuart Elliot
Centrefire: Tim Pavey
Two gun (overall): Barry Tucker
Australian Munitions Sponsors the 2015 Single Action ACT State Titles
18 January 2016
Single Action is a multifaceted discipline that uses original or replica firearms that were commonly used in the Old West period of 1800's and aims to preserve, promote and respect the skills, traditions and pioneering spirit of the historic American Old West.
Last year the ACT State titles were hosted by the Majura Rangers at the SSAA Shooting Complex in Canberra. The competition started with a number of side events including Pat Garrett, Long Range, Wild Bunch, Texas Star, and Fast Draw, the main match consisted of 10 shooting stages (also called scenarios) held over two days. At each stage, shooters were briefed on an Old West scenario and had to engage a sequence of targets with revolvers, rifle, and shotgun in the quickest time possible.
As part of the competition, a shindig was held on Saturday night where some shooters played poker and a number of other card games. Top Score projectiles were used as gambling chips!
The Majura Rangers are sincerely grateful to the many members that pitched in long hours to make the event a success and the generous support from its sponsors, Australian Munitions (with its ADI World-Class Powders), Cowboy Guns & Gear, Shooters Wholesale Warehouse, and Top Score Projectiles. Prizes from the sponsors were given to every shooter. Interested in Single Action shooting? Check out ssaa.org.au/disciplines
Australian Munitions attends New Zealand Defence Industry Association Forum
14 December 2015
The New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) was formed in 1993 to promote New Zealand defence opportunities. It brings together people from the NZ and international defence industry and is open to any organisation involved in supplying products and/or services to Defence.
The forum was held in the TSB Bank arena on the Queens Wharf in Wellington with 50 exhibitors as well as a variety of award nominations and distinguished guest speakers over the two days. The whole event was an outstanding success with the finale being the Minister of Defence Awards of Excellence to Industry.
This forum allowed Australian Munitions to learn about up and coming projects and new technologies while strengthening its bond with the NZ Defence sector and other associated companies.
The variety of Forum participants and calibre of award nominees was impressive for such a small country and we were proud to be there strengthening our ANZAC relationship.
Australian Munitions Sponsors the "Shoot for Autism"
30 November 2015
The second annual "Shoot for Autism" charity event took place at the Grantville Rifle Range, Victoria on Saturday 24th October '15. The charity raises funds for the Southern Autistic School who provide specialist educational opportunities for students with autism.
41 competitors from across Victoria attended the shoot, helping raise $3,900 in the process, while promoting the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. One of the winners, the father of an autistic child, shared his personal experiences and the impact such a charity has for children suffering with Autism as well as the community as a whole.
We would like to thank Brad Steer for approaching us with the opportunity to sponsor such a worthwhile event, and a big thank you to all those who attended and made the day an enormous success.
Update on ADI Pistol and Shotgun Powders
12 November 2015
Those of you who use our AP and AS series powders will be acutely aware that availability of these powders has been sporadic over the past couple of years. There are a number of factors that have contributed to this situation, and if you are already aware of these, please skip over the next section to see the current status and planned availability of the specific type of powder you are interested in.
As we reported before, a production issue in 2013 rendered us temporarily unable to produce AP70N. After this was resolved, a propellant burn event at our flake (shotgun and pistol) powder drying building temporarily halted our production of these powders. Fortunately the building is operated by remote control, so none of our production personnel were injured. The clean-up of the old site, and construction and commissioning of the new facility, took more than a year to complete.
Subsequent to a review of this event, we needed to introduce process changes and controls that affected our ability to produce pistol and shotgun powders throughout the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. We are now also commissioning an entire new powder plant, and as part of this process we are making changes to our powder range to ensure that it can be made safely and sustainably on the new equipment. We are planning to manufacture a significant amount of buffer stock to ensure that powder supply continues uninterrupted during the phased switchover to the new plant, currently planned to occur during the second half of 2016. The new pistol and shotgun powders will be known as the APS (Australian Pistol and Shotgun) series of propellants, and will start becoming available from mid-2016. AS and AP series propellants will remain available at least until the middle of 2017.
The following paragraphs explain the current status and availability in our storage magazines of each type of AS or AP powder. Please allow some time for any product to be available at the retail level, as the storage, transport and distribution of smokeless propellant powders are quite heavily regulated and delays in the supply chain that are outside of our control can occur.
500g jars are in stock and we do not foresee any issues affecting availability.
2 kilogram jars are limited at the moment, but will be fully available again in December 2015. Please allow some time for these to reach retailers.
We are now finalising a batch of this powder. Provided that it passes all tests, both 500g and 2kg jars should become freely available from December 2015 onwards.
We do not have any AP50N in stock at the moment, and due to some issues we experienced with production of AP50N we do not expect to have any available for distribution until March 2016. Limited supply will be resumed in March, and AP50N should return to full availability in April 2016. Please allow some time for full supply to reach retailers.
Manufacturing a batch of powder is extremely complex and time consuming, and takes at least 6 months from start to finish. Our buffer stock of AP50N was depleted after the unusual production issues described in the background section of this notice. Please be assured that we are doing our utmost to reliably restore the supply of AP50N as quickly as possible.
Both 500g and 2kg jars will be in limited supply for the remainder of 2015, but full supply will be resumed in January 2016. Please allow some time for full supply of AP70N to reach retailers.
AP100 and Trail Boss®
No shortages in supply of these powders are currently foreseen.
Please visit our website at adi-powders.com.au for updates, reloading data and contact details for reloading enquiries. Here are the links to the "where-to-buy" pages of our official distributors:
- Nioa Trading: http://www.nioa.com.au/about/find-a-dealer
- Outdoor Sporting Agencies: http://www.osaaustralia.com.au/where-to-buy/
- Winchester Australia: https://www.winchesteraustralia.com.au/store-finder
Finally, we are aware that there are many rumours going around about ADI Powders. We urge you to only take seriously what you read on our website, or hear directly from our appointed spokespeople and official distributors.
Enjoy our sport, and stay safe out there.
Sales Director, Australian Munitions
First Ever SSAA Shot Expo Brisbane
28 October 2015
22-23 August 2015
Australian Munitions, civilian firearms enthusiasts and professional hunters and shooters were among those that helped make the first ever Brisbane SSAA Shot Expo an astounding success.
The Sporting Shooter's Association of Australia is the nation's biggest organisation for sporting shooters. With hundreds of brands on display, celebrities and over 12,000 attendees throughout the weekend it is of no surprise those working at the event had little time to breath.
Visitors to the event had the opportunity to see, touch and purchase all those products and services we know and love, as well as a number of new brands and companies. Topics among the displays also included safety and training, conservation, ethical hunting, responsible shooting and shooter protection, not to mention the ever popular working gun dogs display. While there were many a disappointed face when told we couldn't facilitate the sale of powders or ammunition at the event, the positivity and interest around Australian Munitions, Australian Outback and ADI World Class brands was staggering and we appreciate all your support.
Our 8th edition Handloaders Guide flew off the display shelves faster than they could be filled, with rationing required by Saturday afternoon to ensure we had some left for Sunday's attendees.
Additionally, the queue of people waiting to talk to our ballistic scientists was so long at times that talks being had were more like group presentations, with our customers extending into thoroughfares 5 and 6 people deep.
Big thank you's to all those that attended for helping make the event such a success and we can't wait for the next one.
ADI Powders and Ammunition announces additional distributors
23 May 2015
ADI Powders and Ammunition will soon add Outdoor Sporting Agencies (OSA) and NIOA as distributors of ADI World Class Powders and Ammunition.
"We are very fortunate to have a company with Winchester's reach and experience distributing our products," said Ferdi Kluever, Sales Director of ADI Powders and Ammunition. "The addition of OSA and NIOA to our already highly effective distribution team will further improve customer access to our Australian-made reloading powder - the fuel of choice for the local shooting industry."
"Increasing the number of ways gunshops can get hold of our powder and ammunition can only be a good thing for the Australian shooter. The vastness of our country and the fact that the greatest need for powder is often in the most remote areas makes for very challenging powder distribution logistics, but we are confident we now have a team in place that can reach our customers, wherever they are."
ADI Powders and Ammunition will be available to dealers through OSA and NIOA from mid-August 2015.
ADI Powders releases largest ever Handloaders' Guide
20 May 2015
ADI Powders has released the 8th Edition of its Handloaders' Guide - the essential toolkit for Aussie reloaders.
Following on from the previous version, this year's guide is once again packed with essential reloading data and a raft of articles as well.
In fact, it's the largest issue ever with more than 5,500 loads, including the addition of new cartridge loads for 26 Nosler, 357 Herrett and 6mm Dasher.
Ferdi Kluever, Sales Director for ADI Powders, said the recent revamping of the guide had been a hit with the shooting community. "This is now the third edition of the new format, and adding features has proven very popular with reloaders. Our goal is to make the guide an increasingly comprehensive reference that provides not only data, but interesting insights into the sport we all love."
The guide will be available from June wherever ADI Powders are sold, as well as on the website at www.adi-powders.com.au.
CORRECTION of notice regarding ADI Pistol and Shotgun powders
31 March 2015
On 16 March, Australian Munitions released a notice regarding future developments in ADI Pistol and Shotgun powders. The notice incorrectly stated that the new range of APS powders will be phased in from May this year (2015).
The new range of APS powders will be phased in from May 2016. Until then, Australian Munitions will produce enough AS30N, AS50N, AP50N and AP70N to ensure that the forecast needs of our Australian reloading customers can be met. In addition to this, we will produce adequate stocks of these powders to allow for a period of around one year where both ranges (APS and AS/AP powders) will be available.
Australian Munitions apologises for this error, it was simply a matter of human error in getting the date wrong.
We are aware that our customers in some areas are still experiencing some difficulties getting hold of our powders. This is partly due to absolutely unprecedented demand, coupled with some localised issues with distribution logistics. Transporting significant quantities of powder - classified as a Hazard Division 1.3C material - to all corners of Australia in full compliance with the various applicable state and federal regulations remains an extremely challenging task. We are working very hard to improve the situation, as we would like every reloader in Australia to have ready access to our products.
Enjoy our sport, and stay safe.
Sales Director, Australian Munitions
NOTICE regarding ADI powder in Queensland
12 March 2015
Australian Munitions regrets to announce that we are currently experiencing some logistical difficulties with the distribution of powder in Queensland. We are working with our distributor to resolve the problem as soon as possible, and normal supply is expected to resume before the end of March. We appreciate your patience during this time, and would like to assure you that there are no production problems with most types of reloading powder we manufacture.
We do experience temporary disruptions to the supply of some powders from time to time, and currently AP50N and AP70N are affected by a disruption in manufacturing due to some changes we are making to the way we manufacture our pistol and shotgun powders. These changes are necessary to ensure that we can sustainably manufacture these products for many years to come.
We would also like to remind all reloaders of the challenges associated with transporting powder around Australia safely and in accordance with all the various state and federal regulations applicable to dangerous goods. Australian Munitions and our distributor, Winchester Australia, will continue to do our best to ensure maximum availability of the entire range of ADI powders to all corners of our vast country. We sincerely appreciate your continued support of our World-Class Australian made products.
Enjoy our sport and be safe out there.
Sales Director, Australian Munitions
NOTICE regarding ADI Pistol and Shotgun powders
12 March 2015
Australian Munitions is making some changes to the way we manufacture our pistol and shotgun powders. These changes are necessary to ensure that we can sustainably manufacture these products for many years to come. We are making changes to both the manufacturing process and formulation of the powders, in order to sustain the manufacturability and throughput of the Australian Shotgun (AS) and Australian Pistol (AP) series powders.
The result of this change will be a new series of powders that will give our customers the performance excellence you have come to expect from ADI powders in both shotgun and pistol applications. This new series of powders will be called the APS series of powders, starting with APS35 that will replace AS30N, and APS45 that will replace both AS50N and AP50N. You will see these powders start appearing on the shelves after May this year, and we will be making reloading data available for them on our website and in the 2015 edition of our reloading manual, which will be released in May. Our development of APS-series powders to replace AP70N is well under way, but we will continue to supply AP70N throughout 2015 until the new powder is ready for release. AP100 manufacture is not affected by these changes, as it is manufactured differently.
While we are making these changes, it is unfortunately possible that you may experience some difficulty obtaining AS30N, AP50N and AS50N. This is due to the fact that it is getting more difficult for us to run the old process regularly, which is an important part of the reasoning behind making the changes. We ask that you please remain patient during this time, as the changes are essential to ensuring that we can continue making these powders in Australia well into the future.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and for using our World Class powders, proudly made in Australia. We appreciate your custom.
Be safe out there, and enjoy your reloading.
Sales Director, Australian Munitions
ADI Powders return to full production
13 January 2015
For those of you affected by the disruption in manufacture of flake powders, it will no doubt come as welcome news that ADI is once again in full production of AS30N, AP50N, AS50N, AP70N and AP100.
It may take a while for us and our distributor to get AP70N to every corner of Australia, so we ask that you continue to be patient if your gunshop does not immediately receive supply. Please be assured that we are producing large volumes of powder, and that any difficulty you may have getting hold of any of our powers at the moment is most likely due to the challenges associated with physically moving powder around Australia.
Thank you for your loyalty to our proudly Australian made products during this period.
NOTICE regarding Pistol and Shotgun powders
12 June 2014
As mentioned on www.adi-powders.com, we had a production issue in 2013 that saw us unable to produce AP70N. After this was resolved, a propellant burn event at our flake (shotgun and pistol) powder drying building temporarily halted our production of these powders. Fortunately the building is operated by remote control, so none of our production personnel were injured.
Please note that this building only processed flake powder, and our rifle powder production was not affected in any way.
We are now preparing to recommission the flake powder drying facility, and will have AP70N on the shelves again towards the latter part of this year.
Our current stock of AP50 is also running low, and we expect that it may be in short supply during the second half of 2014 until we recommence production of flake propellant and get through the backlog of production of flake powders.
Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to speed up the process, but as safety is our number one priority, we are not able to restart production of flake powders until the new building is properly commissioned and can be operated to the highest safety standards.
I would like to emphasize again: production of rifle powders continues at full capacity, and we have ample stocks of all variants of rifle powders.
Thank you for your ongoing support, and for using our World Class powders, proudly made in Australia. As ever, we appreciate your custom.
Head of Sales, Australian Munitions
Disruptions to powder supply - AP70N
4 February 2014
We regret to inform reloaders that, due to an ongoing issue affecting the production of AP70N, we will not be able to supply AP70N until the middle of 2014. Please note that none of our other powders are affected, we continue to produce and stock our entire range of reloading powders. We regret any inconvenience caused by this disruption.
Disruptions to powder supply
6 June 2013
ADI Powders are aware that some of our customers may have lately experienced some difficulty in getting hold of some of our powders. We are aware of some temporary disruptions to powder supply at the moment, resulting in a few localised powder shortages. These disruptions are due to a combination of several factors, including regulatory changes, operational changes by transport contractors, and changes to our distribution arrangements. We are working with our distributor to address the issues created by these changes.
Bench Mark 8208 launches at Shot Show
13 June 2012
ADI Powders is launching its extruded Bench Mark 8208 propellant at this week's Shot Show in Sydney, responding to consumer demand for a product that has gained significant plaudits overseas.
This short grain reloading powder is already a hit in the US, where it has quickly acquired a deserved reputation among serious shooters for accuracy and stability over a wide temperature range.
The secret to the powder's success is found in ADI Powders' legendary Ballistic Temperature Independence properties. Closely guarded manufacturing techniques, developed over many decades supplying military-grade powders, ensure that Bench Mark 8208 performs with rock-solid consistency in extreme heat and cold, easing the burden performance shooters face when dealing with changing temperatures.
As with all ADI reloading powders, Bench Mark 8208 will maintain consistency from lot to lot, meaning that a load developed for this powder will need less tweaking when moving to a newly-bought can. This consistency is the result of a stringent manufacturing process that focuses on quality from start to finish, and is governed by military production standards. Every lot of ADI sporting powder is tested for ballistic performance using specialised proof barrels.
Bench Mark 8208 is now available at retailers across Australia, and is perfected for today's most popular match, varmint and hunting rounds. For a full list of suggested calibres and reloading data, please visit www.adi-powders.com.au/handloaders-guide or ask your ADI propellant stockist for a reloading data sheet for ADI Bench Mark 8208.
5th edition Handloaders' guide released
3 June 2010
The 5th edition of the ADI Powders Handloaders' Guide is now available, click here to download.
New pistol cartridges data added ...
27 October 2009
Reloading data for 18 new pistol cartridges has been added to our comprehensive range. The new cartridges include: 6.5mm TCU, 6.5mm BR, 6.5mm JDJ, 270 Ren, 7-30 Waters, 327 Federal Magnum, 38 Short Colt, 38 Long Colt, 35 Remington, 9 x 18mm Makarov, 375 Super Mag, 44 Colt, 44 Russian, 445 Super Mag, 45 GAP, 45 Super, 450 Extreme and 480 Ruger. In addition new data has also been added to some existing pistol calibres.
New rifle cartridges data added ...
20 July 2009
Reloading data for 9 new rifle cartridges has been added to our comprehensive range. The new rifle cartridges include: 20 Tactical, 221 Fireball, 22 BR Remington, 257 Kimber, 6.5mm BR, 6.5 x 50mm Japanese, 300 Ruger Compact Magnum, 338 Ruger Compact Magnum and 376 Steyr. In addition new data has also been added to some existing rifle calibres.
More data added!
19 December 2007
Reloading data for the 460 S&W Magnum pistol cartridge and 14 new rifle cartridges has been added to our extensive range of data. The new rifle cartridges include 338 Federal, 7mm BR Remington, 325 WSM, 6.8 SPC Remington, 257 Weatherby Magnum, 17 Remington Fireball, 348 Winchester, 338-378 Weatherby Magnum, 280 Ackley Improved, 40-65 Winchester, 405 Winchester, 9.3mm x 74R, 375 Ruger and 308 Marlin Express.
New propellant Trail Boss released
17 July 2007
After unprecedented success within the U.S single action shooting market - including the prestigious SASS WOOLY "Product of the year" award - Trail Boss will be available to the Australian re-loader from mid-August 2007.
After six years development, and using advanced design technology, Trail Boss is perfectly suited to the low velocity projectile loads used in single action shooting. Trail Boss allows high loading volumes of between 50 to 100% in normal applications - this yields reduced position sensitivity and decreased velocity variation - not to mention enhanced safety since double-loading becomes almost impossible. This innovative propellant also achieves superior flow characteristics even though it has a reduced bulk density. And, it has an absolutely unique appearance that makes it extremely difficult to mistake this propellant for any other.
Please follow the attached links and read the rave reviews and comments from prestigious U.S shooting magazines on this new and revolutionary propellant.
AR2206H replaces AR2206
11 July 2007
Propellant AR2206H is finally set to replace AR2206 on the Australian & New Zealand reloading market. AR2206H is an improved variation of AR2206, and is designed to optimise heavy projectile performance where it increases projectile velocity while at the same time reduces chamber pressures. It is suitable for use in a similar range of calibres and powder loads as AR2206.
AR2206H was released into the North American market in 1999, and is distributed by the Hodgdon Powder Co. under the brand name H4895. This powder has proven to be extremely popular in the USA due to its superior loading consistency and its unrivalled performance stability in severe temperature variations. Distribution to such a demanding and variable market also means that we can offer more reloading data to cover your favourite calibre-projectile combinations. Australian handloaders can now experience the many benefits of reloading with AR2206H.
Colour change of AR2205
10 May 2007
The colour of AR2205 has been made darker to align its appearance with other ADI sporting propellants sold in the US market. The change in colour has not changed the powder's ballistic performance therefore reloading data using AR2205 does not need to be altered.
Review of pack sizes for rifle powders
24 November 2006
ADI has recently reviewed propellants and the pack sizes offered in the Australian and New Zealand commercial markets. Due to low volume sales of 4kg packs of AR2205, AR2213SC and AR2217, it has been decided to offer these products in the 500 gram container only. Bench Mark 1, Bench Mark 2, AR2219 and AR2225 will also be available in the 500g pack only. However due to increase popularity of the propellant AR2206H, it will now be available in the 500g and the 4kg container sizes.
4th edition Handloaders' Guide news release
16 December 2004
The 4th edition of the ADI Powders Handloaders' Guide is now available, click HERE for more information.
New Propellant AR2225 released
6 October 2004
This new ADI propellant has a very slow burning rate and is optimised for the 300 Remington Ultra Magnum cartridge. It is also suitable for large capacity magnum cases and small overbore cartridges.
New Single Action Data!
6 September 2004
Reloading data for propellant AR2206H has been included in calibres 30-30 Winchester, 38-55 Winchester and 45-70 Government. The rifle cartridges 45-120 Sharps and 50-140 Sharps have also been introduced to our range.
30 August 2004
Reloading data for 14 new rifle cartridges has been introduced to our comprehensive range. The new rifle cartridges include: 204 Ruger, 223 WSSM, 243 WSSM, 270 WSSM, 7mm WSM, 7mm Remington Ultra Mag, 300 Remington SA Ultra Mag, 7mm Remington SA Ultra Mag, 338 Remington Ultra Mag, 6mm-250, 6.5-284, 338 Lapua Mag, 375 Remington Ultra Mag, 450 Marlin.
New propellant AR2206H released.
18 August 2004
This new ADI propellant has a burning rate slightly slower than the AR2206 powder and is in between the AR2206 and AR2208 powders. It is a very versatile powder in a range of calibres giving outstanding accuracy.
New propellant AR2219 released.
18 May 2004
This new ADI propellant was originally developed for the Australian Defence Force for use in 5.56mm weapons. The burning rate for AR2219 lies between Bench Mark 1 and Bench Mark 2. This propellant offers excellent accuracy, repeatability and reliability in small and medium capacity cartridges.