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Old December 19, 2006, 01:59 PM   #1
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H1000 powder

First time this has happened. I loaded a few .270 trials with H1000 but they wouldn't chamber, so I had to pull them to figure out why not. What I noticed, however, was the H1000 clumped up in the case. Had to use a small screwdriver as a tool to break it apart since bumping the case on the tabletop wouldn't release it all. The cannister itself was fine - no clumps. any clues?
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Old December 19, 2006, 02:02 PM   #2
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Moisture?

I would stop shooting powder that did that until I found out what the cause was.

Call Hodgdon. They are really nice to deal with over the phone, and I am sure they would be interested to get this resolved for you.

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Old December 21, 2006, 08:45 AM   #3
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Thanks, Scott; I'll give them a yell
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Old December 21, 2006, 07:13 PM   #4
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Please let up know what you find out. I use a lot of H1000 myself.

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Old December 25, 2006, 05:11 PM   #5
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Most H1000 loads in a .270 are compressed loads. There are better powders out there to use....
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Old December 25, 2006, 08:49 PM   #6
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Many people prefer compressed loads.

cdoc42, could it have been case lube making the powder clump?
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Old January 3, 2007, 09:14 AM   #7
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Rimrod, I tumble all cases after resizing to remove any case lube, so I doubt that plays a part.

My communication with Hodgdon yesterday resulted in their reply that this would be expected with a compressed load.
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