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Posted: 10/25/2010 5:49:48 PM EDT
It seems to be an industry norm but does any manufacturer have larger containers like 10lb etc....
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 5:56:29 PM EDT
[#1]
I have never seen anything but 1 and 8 lb, but I have only been reloading a few years.  

Why do you ask?
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:00:54 PM EDT
[#2]
Alliant Reloader series comes in 5 lb containers, as least they were a few years ago.
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:12:02 PM EDT
[#3]
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:19:26 PM EDT
[#4]
I know this is per state, but what beekeeper said had me wandering. How much pouder can you have before it is a battery?
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:29:34 PM EDT
[#5]



Quoted:


Winchester sells 3 lb. bottles in some flavors.  



I think the 8# size is due to shipping regulations.



Had not thought of that, it would seem to be the most logical reason for the standardization.



The reason it came to mind is as a child I remember large round cardboard containers of shotgun powder my father had for reloading with removable metal lids that you had to pry up like a chocolate milk mix container.  Perhaps it was relative to my size at the time but I remember them being larger than the current 8lb size.



 
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:41:58 PM EDT
[#6]
Quoted:
I know this is per state, but what beekeeper said had me wandering. How much pouder can you have before it is a battery?


You can probably find the answer here.

jonblack
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:44:37 PM EDT
[#7]
I have some 2lb containers of VV N-133 powder like.
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:47:44 PM EDT
[#8]
I know you are looking for large containers of powder. However, for general trivia Trail Boss comes in 9 oz and 5 lb containers.

jonblack
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:47:49 PM EDT
[#9]
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 6:55:03 PM EDT
[#10]



Quoted:


I know you are looking for large containers of powder. However, for general trivia Trail Boss comes in 9 oz and 5 lb containers.



jonblack



No it was more in reference to container sizes I thought I remembered as a child  hell I cringe at the prices of 1lb containers..  But it does contribute to answering the question.  Thanks.



 
Link Posted: 10/25/2010 7:03:20 PM EDT
[#11]
Universal either comes in 4 or 6 lbs jugs.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 3:14:13 AM EDT
[#12]
I got some 4lb jugs of Red Dot
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 4:34:54 AM EDT
[#13]
Some come in 2 and 4 lbs too...It all depends..

For some reason I'm thinking the max for retail sales per container is 8 lbs?
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:19:10 AM EDT
[#14]
Quoted:

Hodgon sold 4895 in 25 pound cardboard nail kegs at one time.  A friend of mine had a container he bought in the late 60's or early 70's that he just recently finished.


Yes my uncle had 4895 in 25lbs kegs. If i remember correctly they wouldn't ship that amount he would go to camp perry for the national matches and purchase them in person.

I wish you could get larger sizes would hope it would be cheaper per pound than, than again i would think it would be a small subset of shooters who would order these anyhow.

Link Posted: 10/26/2010 5:45:39 AM EDT
[#15]
Nope... VihtaVuori comes in 2lb bottles...
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 6:49:58 AM EDT
[#16]
25 lb kegs used to be more common but they've sort of fallen to the way side just for a matter of economics. Most people don't buy that much at a time, so they consolidate their packaging line to run 2 common sizes and if you want more, then you have to buy multiple 8 pounders.

I think it may also be due to shipping regulation. Selling/buying/shipping by the 25 lb kegs seems theoretically perfect. IIRC you can ship 50 lbs at a time so 2 kegs right?

Wrong. If the powder manufacturer shorts the customer by a few ounces of powder he will complain. But if he puts a little extra in, then shipping 2 kegs at a time would be over 50 lbs. We all know how the govt doesn't take lightly to these things so that isn't an option.

So shipping 6 8-lb jugs gives the manufacturer 2 pounds of "cushion" to have extra powder in the jugs to make the reloader happy and still keep the govt satisfied.
Link Posted: 10/26/2010 12:50:46 PM EDT
[#17]
Grafs still sells drum quantities (25-55lb) on their dealer website.   Even then, they will still only sell to Type 07 FFL holders for containers over 8lbs.  There must be some reason why 8lb containers are the standard limit.
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