Alliant uses exacting quality control procedures. Every container of Alliant smokeless powder is backed by a century of manufacturing experience. They control and check chemical composition, size & shape of powder grains, and propellant porosity and density.
Our ballistics lab gets sent samples of every batch to test burning speed and other characteristics. Once tested, Alliant then blends the batches together again for exactly the right ballistic characteristics and uses advanced computerized equipment to test again.
Alliant smokeless powder makes a line of products known for consistent quality and performance. With Alliant, you’ll know exactly what to expect every time you pull the trigger. Shell after shell and year after year, Alliant powder gets the job done on the firing line.
Black MZ is effective in all black powder firearms. MZ is a black powder replacement designed for Cowboy Action shooters, hunters, and re-enactment enthusiasts, and more. Black MZ is moisture-resistant and non-corrosive. It replicates black powder performance without cleaning hassles and ignition headaches common to traditional black powder use.
Alliant’s origins as a gunpowder manufacturer goes back 125 years to the DuPont Company, whose position in the explosives industry is legendary. DuPont’s divestiture in 1912 created the Hercules Power Company as an independent entity.
The history of Alliant Powder began in 1872 as Laflin & Rand, later to become Hercules Powder Company — a respected name in the reloading industry.