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Discussion in 'Reloading' started by Dawico, Jun 6, 2017.

  1. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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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.
     


  2. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    Always wondered the same things.

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  3. lonestardiver

    lonestardiver Well-Known

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    As far as I know it is a batch....thus every portion of the lot is the "same".
     
  4. orbitup

    orbitup Sticker Cop TGT Supporter

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    So helpful.

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    How much though and how do you know?
     
  5. lonestardiver

    lonestardiver Well-Known

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    I do not know the size of a lot...but I suspect it is hundreds of pounds.
     
  6. Vaquero

    Vaquero San Saba Songbird

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    Good question.
    Curious myself.
     
  7. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    inquiring minds want to know
     
  8. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    My guess it made with supply & demand in mind.
     
  9. navyguy

    navyguy TGT Addict

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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.
     
  10. Army 1911

    Army 1911 TGT Addict

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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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