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  • RS20 Pistol Powder

RS20 Pistol Powder


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Powder type:

Propellant powder

About Product

RS20 was developed many years ago on behalf of the Swiss Army for 9 mm pistol ammunition. Since then, it has proved highly effective in a variety of different pistol calibres. Until now, RS20 has been supplied by various dealers in Switzerland.

Standard calibres

9 mm Luger
.38 Special
.40 S&W
7.62 x 25 Tokarev
7.65 Parabellum
Packaging units

500 g can + 4 kg drum

Powder type

RS20 is a porous, extruded flake propellant based on nitrocellulose.

Safe service life

If properly stored, the propellant powder remains safe to use for up to ten years.

Verification tolerances

Batch-to-batch tolerance:

v5 ±12 m/s
pmax ±250 bar

Key characteristics

Heat of explosion approx. 4,100 J/g
Bulk density approx. 670 g/l
Grain diameter approx. 1.1 x 1.1 mm
Grain length 0.3 mm
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