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

  1. Deavis

    Deavis Active Member

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    So, here are two data points for you.

    I order powder every quarter, last time I ordered just over 1200lbs and the lot code for the powder was 2742. The previous quarter it was 2740. I am small potatoes, so two lot code revs within 3 months and if there are 100 guys like me ordering every quarter, that means a single lot code covers a lot of ground.

    Last pallet of primers I bought were all the same lot code, it was just shy of 500k on there. However, I rarely buy that many at a pop but I typically see the same lot across 100-250k. I'm one of many buying so the primer lots are probably fairly large as well.
     


  2. Dawico

    Dawico Uncoiled Lifetime Member

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    I asked CCI about this also when I called to ask about the difference between BR and regular primers (even though I had seen a show about that).

    They change lot numbers on primers every day. Keep in mind they produce over a million primers a day. If memory serves anyways.
     
  3. just country

    just country Active Member

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    lots of powder and primers. justme gbot tum
     
  4. dee

    dee Well-Known

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    I've never noticed any variations in primer lots. Powders it seems it can be more brand dependent. The Hodgdon and imr stuff seems to vary a bit while reloader and vhitavori are more or less the same lot to lot.

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  5. just country

    just country Active Member

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    morning, if possible I use Ramshot powders. I've had very
    good luck with this brand of powders. I could go
    onandon about powders, primers and casings. I very
    much enjoy shooting of any kind. only casing i
    do not load for in the 22lr. justme gbot tum
     

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