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Unread 07-08-2009, 11:21 PM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

Anyone know where to find the lot number on the 8lb jugs? I'm thinking that it is the orange tag. If so, then one of my jugs says 80210094708.

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Unread 07-09-2009, 02:22 AM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

Hmmm, I'll have to rechrono my load as well because I think this new batch of H1000 is definately hotter then the last. My primers aren't looking to good off this last batch. Not pierced, but I'd say there pretty dang close.

I am using the standard 92g H1000,300g SMK,CCI250, 3.780", 28" bbl giving me 2840fps (original load work up)

This new can is lot # 1041807-4466
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Unread 07-09-2009, 04:51 AM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

I left a message with the head of developement at ADI this afternoon. I'm sure he will call in the morning.

It would amaze me if they had done anything to the powder on purpose without clearly stating it had been changed. In these days of litigation I cant see how any sain company would take that risk.

I shoot the 92 grn std load in my gun too but have not noticed sticky bolts or primer flattening.

It may just be a bad batch ?

Maybe if multiple guys are getting sticky bolts and increased chrono readings then you would have to think something is up !

Hopefully I will have some sort of answer from the manufacturer tomorrow. They are about 4 hours drive from me.

Cheers all.

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Unread 07-09-2009, 09:35 PM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

Spoke to ADI this morning and they were very interested. They asked for the link to the article and were pleased to see some powder lot numbers to cross reference. Also pleasing to know that they know about LRHF as well !

Ken is going to email me a response shortly that I will then post.


Stay tuned and dont throw your powder just yet !

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Unread 07-10-2009, 07:21 AM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

Shawn, thanks for the info, AJ and I were just on another post discussing velocities with H1000, My powder is less than 6mo old and I was running his speed with 2 grains less. Might be the answer we were looking for.
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

Down under keep us posted on what they have to say, very interested in what happened if they tweaked it or if they just made a manufacturing error.

Good to hear that they are glad to learn about this site who knows maybe they'll start using us for research for new loads and better performing products.
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Unread 07-11-2009, 01:16 AM
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Re: Hodgen powder issues

I wonder if they maybe tweaked H-1000 to burn slightly faster as I found the then new RETUMBO (09-12-03) to only be 1 gr. slower than my old lots (12-19-96) of H-1000. Didn't see any reason to switch over to RETUMBO since its burn rate was so close to H-1000 but it appears that may have changed if H-1000 continues to be faster. Based on lot numbers given so far, it looks like the change occurred around 04-18-07 or earlier.

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