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Unread 01-11-2009, 12:15 PM
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lot numbers on hodgdon

Just wandering if any of yall ever noticed a difference in speed loss or gain in lot changes on hodgdon powders, mainly h-1000

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    Re: lot numbers on hodgdon

    i guess it was a silly question but i dont have regular access to a chrony or i would figure it out myself just thought somone here would have tried it.
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    Re: lot numbers on hodgdon

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    Just wandering if any of yall ever noticed a difference in speed loss or gain in lot changes on hodgdon powders, mainly h-1000
    Yes. In fact, I was just having this conversation with John Porter of Morning Creek Outfitters a couple of days ago.

    Advice to me: "Make sure you buy 8 pound jugs of Retumbo as the burn rate can vary enough that a grain or two off from lot to lot can change your velocity, and H1000 is worse."
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    Re: lot numbers on hodgdon

    The bad thing is,there is no way of knowing how good your load will be from lot to lot.I worked up a real good load off of a pound of IMR 7828,then went out and bought 8lbs,and could not get it to shoot worth a crap.I hope this does not happen on my next load I work up,that is a real waste of money when you buy 8lbs. of powder that you can't get to shoot.

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    Re: lot numbers on hodgdon

    That was my biggest worry about buying a 8 pound keg, thats alot of money to be out if it was not to shoot the same as the other lot. Thanks guys.
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    Re: lot numbers on hodgdon

    Well, the reality is you are b/w a rock and hard place.

    1) you buy a pound, work up a load, go buy more in a 8 pound keg and get bad results, and you just wasted a lot of money.
    2) you buy 8 pounds, try and work up a load, and if you do, great....you have plenty of powder left. If you don't, you just wasted money.

    I think the advice given to me was to buy 8 pounds and work up from there and hope you get the load you are looking for. Of course, you can always switch bullets too. All is not lost, and Retumbo is a great powder, one of the best Hodgdon has ever come out with.
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    Re: lot numbers on hodgdon

    It's interesting that this thread came up. I emptied a pound last week, opened another pound and my groups opened up. I thought it was me.

    This was with H-1000.
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