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Photo Database for all Powders

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by crockett, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. crockett

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    Here I was thinking about setting up a camera, macro lens and lighting in order to get my own powder photo database started. But then I thought, maybe somebody else did all the work and searched the web.

    Guess what, the National Center for Forensic Science has basically every powder not only archived but also made the data available to the public.

    Now we can easily compare powders from bullet pulls for the cloning of factory loads.

    They even list the components, size, lot, date, color, etc.

    http://www.ilrc.ucf.edu/powders/sample_detail.php?powder_id=1
     
  2. Kentguy

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    Thanks for posting this resource, this is quite a of information about each powder.
     
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    Great source.....thanks
     
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    :agree: SJ 40
     
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    Rusty Gun Still learning to shoot

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    Saved as a reference. Great information.
     
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    Wow - lots of info there.
     
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    Cheers for that info.
     
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  11. crockett

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    I bought a digital microscope. Now I can compare all powders with those in the photo database on the same magnification level. No more guesswork.


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    LongShot, photo taken with my microscope

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    LongShot, photo from National Center for Forensic Science

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    Direct link: http://www.ilrc.ucf.edu/powders/sample_detail.php?powder_id=87

    This was a first test. I can change the parameters to the same levels of white balance, contrast and magnification.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    That is a nice link. Great photos with the microscope Crockett!

    A few of the items are outdated like Accurate No. 7 and 9. Those photos were probably from the days when made in Belgium. The USA made lots are more of a flattened spherical powder.
     
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  14. crockett

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    Did you go through the entire list? I counted 8 entries / photos for #7.
     
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    Excellent, thank you for posting that.
     
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    Kick ass! Thanks Crockett.
     
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    Nice. Ordering one. Daughter wants to use it for fecal egg counts (equine science class). Yuck.
     
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    Hmmm. No CFE Pistol?
    I noticed the OP link is from 2006.