Shooting powder

Shooting powder
This is made entirely with alder buckthorn charcoal and looks rather like graphite. Our shooting powder is graded 1-5 under the European classification system, and 1Fg-4Fg using the Anglo-American scale.

These classes identify the dimensions and number of corns per gram (see table). It is crucial to choose the right type of gunpowder for best results. This powder is much sought for competitive target shooting because of its high, constant performance. The numerous world records obtained using our powders are testimony to their quality and performance.

Each batch of powder is quality-tested in a test gun. We carry out trial shoots, drawing up a trial protocol which includes, notably, the characteristics of the projectile used, its speed (VO), the powder charge, dispersal at target, granulometry, humidity level and gravimetric weight. Shooting Powder No. 1 is recommended for pistol shooting and the others for long guns.

 
SHOOTING POWDER
Type Corns Granulation Use Packing
  per gram (mm)   100 g (for the
Swiss Market)
500 g 1 kg 1 lb (for the
US market)
N°1 (4 Fg) 10 000 - 15 000 0,250 - 0,500 Muzzle
loading
handgun
N°2 (3 Fg) 3 000 - 5 000 0,500 - 0,800 Muzzle
loading
rifle
N° 3 (2 Fg) 1 000 - 2 000 0,650 - 1,200 Muzzle
loading
rifle
(not available)
N°4 (1 1/2 Fg) 700 - 900 0,850 - 1,200 Muzzle
loading
rifle
(not available)
N°5 (1 Fg) 430 - 480 1,200 - 1,600 Muzzle
loading
rifle
(not available)
 
Indications de rechargement - Poudre noire suisse
Loading data - Swiss Blackpowder
M.L.A.I.C. / Régl. Calibre Projectile Charge de poudre Poudre noire: No.
Firearm Caliber Bullet Powder Weight Black Powder: Nr.
 
Pistolets à percussion / Percussion pistols
Kuchenreuter .33 .330"Dia. / Patched RB 8 grains 1 -> 25 mètres
Kuchenreuter .44 .430"Dia. / Patched RB 12 grains 1 -> 25 mètres
Kuchenreuter .44 .430"Dia. / Patched RB 16 grains 2 -> 25 mètres
 
Revolver à percussion / Percussion revolver
Mariette / Replika .45 .451"Dia. / RB 18 grains 2 -> 25 mètres
Colt / Original .45 .454"Dia. / RB 15 grains 2 -> 25 mètres
 
Fusils à percussion à canon rayé / Percussion guns with rifled barrel
Withworth .450 .451"Dia. / 500 grains 55 grains 2 -> 100 mètres
Withworth .450 .451"Dia. / 500 grains 77 grains 4 -> 100 mètres
Enfield .580 .577"Dia. / 500 grains 50 grains 2 -> 100 mètres
Enfield .580 .577"Dia. / 570 grains 80 grains 5 -> 100 mètres
Springfield .580 .585"Dia. / 520 grains 55 grains 2 -> 100 mètres
Springfield .580 .585"Dia. / 520 grains 75 grains 5 -> 100 mètres
 
Fusils à silex, canon rayé / Flintlock Guns
Maximilien .540 .535"Dia. / Patched RB 90 grains 2 -> 100 mètres
Maximilien .540 .535"Dia. / Patched RB 110 grains 3 -> 100 mètres
 
Mousquets à mèche, canon lisse / Matchlock, Smooth bore
Hizad. / Taneg. .470 .465"Dia. / Patched RB 80 grains 2 -> 50 mètres
 
Free Rifle / Armes d'épaule libres M.L.A.I.C.
Vetterli / Original .402 / 10,2 mm 200 grains 35 grains 2 -> 50 mètres
Vetterli / Original .402 / 10,2 mm 200 grains 43 grains 3 -> 50 mètres
Vetterli / Replika .450 220 grains 30 grains 2 -> 50 mètres
Vetterli / Replika .450 220 grains 35 grains 3 -> 50 mètres
 
Comparaison en dimensions: Poudres USA - Poudre Suisse
USA   SUISSE
Fg. 12 - 16 Mesh 1,68 - 1,19 mm   No.5 13 - 16 Mesh 1,60 - 1,2 mm
FFg. 16 - 30 Mesh 1,19 - 0,60 mm   No.4 14 - 19 Mesh 1,36 - 0,9 mm
FFFg. 20 - 50 Mesh 0,84 - 0,30 mm   No.3 14 - 26 Mesh 1,36 - 0,670 mm
FFFFg. 40 - 100 Mesh 0,42 - 0,15 mm   No.2 19 - 35 Mesh 0,870 - 0,508 mm
    No.1 35 - 65 Mesh 0,508 - 0,226 mm