Alliant has been around for over 125 years, as it was originally Hercules, then later the DuPont Company which was a leader in the explosives industry. Their powder is backed by over a century of experience and testing. All Alliant products are known and respected by their consistent quality and performance.
BE-86 is a special extruded flake which results in excellent loads for a wide variety of centerfire pistols. It meters wells and is similar in some respects to their Bullseye and Power Pistol. Unlike those, BE-86 also has a flash suppressant and is used by many OEM’s. Load data is available from the 380 Auto through 44 Magnum and 45 ACP, making it a very versatile powder.
Warnings: Never exceed the loads displayed in the reloaders guide. Never mix any powders regardless of type, brand, or source. Never substitute smokeless powder for Black Powder or any Black Powder substitute. Always store powder in its original container. Always use two or more current reloading manuals for load data.