Random reloading question

Dawico

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So I am just curious and figured somebody here might know. My searches have proven futile.

How much powder is in a "lot"? Is it one batch, a certain total weight, or do they run a continuous mix and change lot numbers at each testing point?

Same question about primer lots.

I assume different manufacturers have different processes but any information would be appreciated.
 

Vaquero

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Apr 4, 2011
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So I am just curious and figured somebody here might know. My searches have proven futile.

How much powder is in a "lot"? Is it one batch, a certain total weight, or do they run a continuous mix and change lot numbers at each testing point?

Same question about primer lots.

I assume different manufacturers have different processes but any information would be appreciated.
Good question.
Curious myself.
 

navyguy

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Oct 22, 2008
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In manufacturing, a lot is one production run. One mix of the recipe so to speak. Different products (powers in the case of gun powder) will naturally have different lot sizes. A very popular product will have likely have a larger lot size than some specialty products. The lot size will also be driven by the capacity of the manufacturing facility's equipment. Larger companies will probably have bigger faster equipment.
 

Army 1911

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Mar 17, 2008
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Navy has it right. But to the lib media a lot of gunpowder is enough to load one .22 CB cap.
 

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