By "lots" I am referring to batches that I have bought over the years (and shot)and recent months.Would you consider selling me one pound of each? I cannot find any no matter where I look.
If that process worked well, factories wouldn't use lot numbers; they would just mix the leftovers with the next batch.
Have I done it on occasion? Yes, when I have an eigth of a lb of a powder I am not going to use in competition can be refilled from a newer 4 or 8 lb jug.
Drip a few drops of blue thread seal on the can lid before ya close itThat's actually an interesting tip. Would make for a bit more space in my powder cabinet too. And I assume less oxygen in the can means less degradation, all things being equal.
Someone mentioned "seal them back up". That's also a consideration., I mean, opening a sealed can is less than perfect. But I find the sticky tops on Hogedon powders "re-stick" to a certain point. And the plan is to burn this powder in next 5 years anyhow.....
It seem like that it will work, but never had done that. The only thing is I hope people don't mix different types of powders together thinking they are creating a new type of powder.
Pour in clean container (plastic bucket). Stir mixture with your hands/fingers and fold it in like a mix-master. Once you're confident you've mixed it thoroughly, pour back into 1 lb containers. Fill to top and seal off from air (see above).
I don't mix, but instead dehydrate my powder for an hour before loading, that solved any lot-to-lot velocity variation.
I use 2 containers and just pour it back and forth several times to mix thoroughly.Not a big deal. Obviously your hands need to be clean.
Powder is coated with graphite, so it will make your hands dirty. You can use gloves if you wish. Just pour all your powder into a clean bucket and mix away...
Any clean container. Just label and date it. Wipe container with cling free dryer sheet to reduce static if that is a concern. Progressive powder is not likely to explode. It will burn.Would it work to use a jug from distilled water that is thoroughly dried out? I haven't kept ant old 8 lb. jugs because I didn't think it would come to this. I'm not worried about contamination as much as static buildup. That could ruin my day. Sitting in the basement at the bench one minute and explaining my shortcomings with St. Peter the next.