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Mixing powder lots.....

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by provoartkaa, Apr 2, 2012.

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  1. provoartkaa

    provoartkaa Member

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    Can one mix lot numbers of the same type powder ?
     
  2. Certaindeaf

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    Yes but why bother? It will make the whole more homogeneous..
     
  3. GLOOB

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    That's actually a pretty good reason.
     
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    Not a good idea.
    Each lot is blended to make it the same burn rate as other lots.

    Nothing wrong with dumping the remains of one empty can in a new full can.

    But I would not suggest mixing two 4 pound kegs together.
    One rotten apple spoils the whole barrel thing.

    Besides, the lot numbers are there to give information to the manufacture in case you have a problem with it.
    It is a pretty good idea to maintain lot number integrity for that reason alone.

    rc
     
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    I'd just try to get 8# kegs and keep them whole/discrete.
     
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    I mix small remains into a new batch all the time. I just make sure to combine it well.

    As rc said, I wouldn't go mixing two full containers together.
     
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    When I get two cents to rub together, I mix Old Roy with the usual sawdust just so he doesn't backflip out.
     
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