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Mixing IMR4895 and H4895

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by Gadzooks Mike, Jul 11, 2011.

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  1. Gadzooks Mike

    Gadzooks Mike Member

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    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
     
  2. jmorris

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    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?
     
  3. Gadzooks Mike

    Gadzooks Mike Member

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    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.
     
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    Well, that was pretty definitive.

    Hodgdon's answer, I mean.
     
  5. jcwit

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    YUP, the lawyers spoke loud and clear.

    Now that means alot right there.
     
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    The part left out says a great deal more.
     
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    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.
     
  8. Mal H

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    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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