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  1. ROGER4314

    ROGER4314 Been Called "Flash" Since I Was A Kid!

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    Powder manufacturing is a "process", so it's doubtful that they'd fire it up for small batches. No other information here. Good question, though!

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  2. Nightwatch

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    Which is no powder at all.
     
  3. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    So curiosity got me and I called Hodgdon and CCI to see what kind of information I could get.

    I figure the general process is similar with other manufacturers so good enough for me. Both CS departments were very helpful.

    Hodgdon makes powder mix in one batch per lot. That batch may run from 5,000 lbs to 20,000 lbs depending on demand for that powder. The next batch is a new lot number.

    CCI makes priming compound in 25 lb batches and multiple batches may go into one "day lot". Each day lot may contain up to 1 million primers. When those primers are loaded the lot number changes.
     
  4. robertc1024

    robertc1024 Moderator Staff Member Moderator TGT Supporter

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    Well, there ya go. Those #'s sound very reasonable to me. Glad your curiosity got an answer.
     
  5. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Since I had CCI on the phone, I had to ask another popular question.

    Their regular and Benchrest primers use the same compound. The Benchrest primer maker is a seasoned employee and those primers go through more quality control and testing. That is where the extra expense comes from.
     
  6. DubiousDan

    DubiousDan TGT Addict

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    Thanks for the answer, what was the question? Is it in another thread? This thread starts with #11.

    Never mind, I clicked on "Dawico, Yesterday at 8:23 PM," and it took me to the first page. I didn't see that it was two pages.
     
  7. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    Well I had to do something. You guys and Google failed me. On to option #3.
     
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  8. Vaquero

    Vaquero Pre-ban

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    You'd have made a good honey bee.
     
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  9. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    There used to be a great writeup on primers by German Salazar (legendary in nra across the course and nra long range) but sadly his blog has been deleted. It had several tests and primer reviews were awesome. For the most part I remember all being the same as their standard counterparts although I know some are different in color. I've never been able to tell a difference in velocity/sd/es or in accuracy, then again I'm no bench shooter either.

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  10. just country

    just country Active Member

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    morning, I have 67lbs. of powders.
    I have 20 different makers of powders.
    to some that is a lot.
    now powder is made in
    lots depending on the seasonal run and demand.
    each manufacture makes powders for different
    manufactures of bullets, casing and calibers.
    I hoard cases, bullets, primers and powders. I reload
    many different calibers of rifles. each
    caliber of rifle shoots a different powder weight and bullet.
    some rifle manufactures test there rifles before shipping.
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