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Unread 07-08-2009, 09:57 AM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

Just out of curiosity what are the lot numbers of the faster powders, just wondering if they are the same maybe they had a bad batch and they don't know it yet? Interested in H-1000 numbers.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 03:02 PM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

Thanks Shawn for posting! I just bought some more H1000, but have not used it yet, I'll have to test some loads before making a big batch of them.

Is there a Lot # on the jug?

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Unread 07-08-2009, 06:59 PM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

I'll get my lot numbers and post them. I shot another 338 Edge today with the same results, top load was 90-90.5 grains and 2800 fps. 92.0 grains was close to popping the primer.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 07:53 PM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

I just got back from the range where I was working up loads for my 7mm mag using ADI2217/H1000.
I use to use 73.5gr to push a 162 a-max at 3060 fps. (this powder was bought in 2008)
Today I was using a 168 berger and 73 gr gave 3080 fps.
I would say my new lot is faster than the older lot,

The old lot is MEM4346

The new lot is MEM4508

I don't know if the ADI lot numbers are the same as the Hogdon bottles (for thise not aware ADI in Australia make Hogdon powder, ADI2217 and H1000 are the same powder, just different packaging).

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Unread 07-08-2009, 08:09 PM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

I have been using H1000 Lot# 1102208

in my 300's recently and it has always seemed "HOT" to me. I couldnt run any more than 89.0 using the 180 AB's in my RUM. It is a fairly new lot and I have 6# of it.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 08:17 PM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

JUst talked to a friend in the trade who is on a first name basis with the guys in ADI Aust who make the powder. He is going to ask if they have deliberately tweeked the powder or not. Also it may have been tweeked for the US market only ?

We have experience with the BMG and the H1000 and have not noticed the change. I have personally bought the powder in the last six months with no noticable change.

I will have a answer from the horses mouth shortly.

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Unread 07-08-2009, 11:17 PM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

Does anyone have any numbers for a .338RUM and this new batch of H1000? Thought I would ask to get me in the ball park before starting out. I'm looking to get 2700 FPS which is what I got with Retumbo but now I will be using H1000.

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