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Old 12-03-2004, 08:04 PM   #1
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IMR 4064 vs Accurate 4064

Does anyone know if there is a difference between these two powders? Other than the obvious "they're made by different companies" .
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Old 12-03-2004, 08:44 PM   #2
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Shouldn't that be enough?

There really is no way for them to be truly identical. While I have not done the specific comparison you mention I have done several with IMR vs Hodgdon and there can be some pretty substantial differences.

The best bet is to use data for the specific powder.
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Old 12-03-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
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Accurate is slower according to them.

I have got some very good results with accurate 4064 and 175 gr SMKs. Had to load it pretty stoutly to get my velocity though. .1 gr at a time with a chrono.
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Accurate has been much cleaner burning for me and meters like a dream in comparison to IMR. It has also taken less powder to get desired velocities so a pound goes further. I like how easy it is to get every grain out of the Accurate container as opposed to the IMR can.
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Old 12-04-2004, 06:46 AM   #5
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You're right about the IMR can and I have it on good authority that Hodgdon will start putting it in plastic bottles- probably when they run out of the inventory of steel cans. They are going to maintain the same color scheme on the labels. That helps with identification.
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Haven't used the AA 4064, but burn charts I've seen seem to have it much slower than IMR 4064.
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Old 12-08-2004, 10:01 AM   #7
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AA 4064

I stopped buying AA 4064. The lots varied wildly. It is made in Israel or the Czech Republic. I had good luck with one jug and bad luck with the next. IMR 4064 is a very good product and I 'll stick with ti.
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