Smokeless Powder - Lot Number

TexasTB

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With the "outage" of 8lbs packages of H-VARGET, been buying 1lbs containers. What number is the LOT number or signifies same batch?

thanks for the help in advance.
 

raz175

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Hodgdon puts their lot code in the same place for all 1 pounders. In the picture I attached it's in the yellow box.Hodgdon.jpg
 

raz175

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The code break down is;
(1) 1 pound bottle
(110716) Made on November 07 2016
(5632) Batch number
All these together make the lot number.
 

raz175

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It definitely helps if you have one lot number when you develop a load. I've had different lot numbers not change the load at all, and I've had a 10% change in different lot numbers. Always verify your load when anything new is used (powder lot #, primers etc.).
 

MagnumManiac

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Oh, I forgot to say that you use 1 of the 1lb bottles as your decanting bottle for the whole 8lbs, then do the same if you can’t get an 8lber again. Less chance that a 1lber will go bad if frequently filled.

Cheers.
 

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