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Posted: 9/11/2005 8:13:03 AM EDT
I have 2 different lot # containers of this powder and they are different colors.
The older one is dark grey and the new one is kind of pale green. They smell the same and both are extruded grains. Has the color of this powder changed?
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:17:32 AM EDT
Are you the original purchaser of the two cans? Have they been in your possession since before they were opened, and have not been mixed up in any way?


If all of the above is YES, then they probably changed something. The formulation could probably change, as long as the burn rates and weight ratios stayed the same.


On the other hand, if you're not SURE of the origin of the two containers you have, DO NOT USE ANY OF IT.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:21:41 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 8:29:13 AM EDT by DAVIDLF]
I purchased both containers about 6 months ago. They were purchased from a well known dealer. Both were opened for the first time 2 days ago.

eta: the powder that is pale green is 2 1lb. containers. Both have the same lot#. the container that is dark grey was purchased a couple of years ago.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:28:58 AM EDT
Why not CONTACT the manufacturer and simply ask?

I simply typed in www.hodgdon.com and found their main page, then clicked Contact Us.

help@hodgdon.com

913-362-9455

I am sure someone there will give you an answer.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:30:20 AM EDT
I sent email and have had no response.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:37:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 8:38:26 AM EDT by Silver_Surfer]

Originally Posted By A_Free_Man:
Why not CONTACT the manufacturer and simply ask?

I simply typed in www.hodgdon.com and found their main page, then clicked Contact Us.

help@hodgdon.com

913-362-9455

I am sure someone there will give you an answer.



+1
Try testing/crono the two lots using the same load. Reduced charges of course.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 8:47:01 AM EDT
I am going to burn small amounts of each to see if there is any difference in burn rate. Then I will load a few and test them. I don't have a crono.

This is what i love about living out of town. I can shoot in my yard.
Link Posted: 9/11/2005 9:18:36 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/11/2005 9:19:18 AM EDT by warlord]
DAVIDLF: Burning powder in the open air doesn't show you anything. It needs to be in a close vessel, like an assembled cartiridge. That is how the powder manufacturers determine burning speed.

Hodgdon, is not a powder manufacturer. They are a blender of powder, i.e. they buy powders from vendors and blend together the powder to arrive the desired powder. They have many vendors from all over the world. The powder could be from a different vendor, but I bet they currently meet the spec for H4895 powder.
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