Mixing IMR4895 and H4895


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Gadzooks Mike
July 11, 2011, 09:09 AM
I promised to post this when I got an answer, so although the original thread has been closed, here is the answer from Hodgdon:

RE: Powder MixingFrom: "Help Account" <Hpchelp@HODGDON.com>
To: Gadzooks Mike
Date: 07/11/2011 08:39:09 EDT
Subject: RE: Powder Mixing

No, you should not mix IMR 4895 with H4895. They are made on different
continents, have different granule size, different chemistry, different
burn speed and different data.. The two powders should not be mixed.
Mike Daly
Customer Service Manager
Hodgdon Family of Fine Propellants
Hodgdon Smokeless Powder
IMR Powder Company
Winchester Smokeless Propellants
GOEX Blackpowder

From: Gadzooks Mike
Sent: Friday, July 08, 2011 7:42 AM
To: Help Account
Subject: Powder Mixing

I know normally mixing powders is not condoned at all, however, with two
powders so closely related, would it be permissible to mix H4895 and
IMR4895? Specifically, a few ounces of IMR4895 with a pound of H4895?

Gadzooks Mike

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jmorris
July 11, 2011, 09:17 AM
It's generally an April fools joke when someone posts the ultimate load using mixed powders. You did know they were going to tell you not to do it before you hit send, right?

Gadzooks Mike
July 11, 2011, 10:32 AM
If you're interested in the original thread, go read it here: http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=601973

It had nothing to do with "the ultimate load", duplex loads, or anything like that.

My original recomendation on the thread was to ask Hodgdon. Since the OP didn't, I did and said I would post the answer. I have.

I really don't give a rodent's behind about any of it.

Asherdan
July 11, 2011, 01:57 PM
Well, that was pretty definitive.

Hodgdon's answer, I mean.

jcwit
July 11, 2011, 07:26 PM
YUP, the lawyers spoke loud and clear.

They are made on different continents

Now that means alot right there.

Asherdan
July 12, 2011, 11:54 AM
...have different granule size, different chemistry, different
burn speed and different data.. The two powders should not be mixed.

The part left out says a great deal more.

jcwit
July 12, 2011, 12:09 PM
My opinion still stands, I see no problem. On a daily basis we all ignore cautions and "do not do's" put forth by the mfg. Don't believe it? Look at the tobacco industry.

I'm not asking anyone to agree with me, just stating what I believe, you may believe whatever you wish. As I stated in the other thread, my ability to change your mind has as much chance as you changing mine.

Just the fact of the matter.

Mal H
July 12, 2011, 12:24 PM
Thanks, very much, Gadzooks Mike, for the update. It is helpful and useful info from the manufacturer.

However, I think this one should be closed along with the previous thread before folks get in more trouble than they deserve.

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