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Hodgdon Clays powders unavailable

Discussion in 'Reloading' started by usp40, Aug 20, 2013.

  1. usp40

    usp40

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    I'm not sure if everyone has seen this before or not. I just saw on one of the sites that Clays powders won't be available until early next year.



    Due to a fire at the manufacturing facility, the Clays powders from Hodgdon will not be available until early 2014.
     
  2. SWThomas

    SWThomas The Gunny

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    Camp Lejeune, NC
    That sucks. I guess you'll have to develop a load with a different powder.
     


  3. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    Phoenix, AZ USA
    I have a new 8-pound jug in the Phoenix area that's available. Bruno's price would be $145 if they had any. Mine's just $140.

    Local pickup only.

    E-mail me at jeffreybehr(at)cox(dot)net if you're interested.
     
  4. 390ish

    390ish

    745
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    Dec 6, 2004
    virginia
    I like it, however it does meter well in my Redding dispenser. Neither does Universal. Come to think of it, Universal is probably the worst metering powder I have ever encountered for handgun.
     
  5. dl645

    dl645

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    Odd, that's one of the best metering ones for me with the powder dispenser that came with the Hornady LnL Progressive.
     
  6. 390ish

    390ish

    745
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    Dec 6, 2004
    virginia
    Oops! I meant to say does not meter well. You caught it. I might try another powder dispenser. Interesting that it meters well in your Hornady hopper. I have one of those Redding models that goes from zero to like 105 grains and I might be asking too much of it.
     
  7. WiskyT

    WiskyT Malcontent

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    North Carolina
    Either your standards are too high, or your equipment or techinque is flawed. Universal meters perfectly well in my Dillon and Lee measures, which is not surpirsing as it is a small flake power. It's the same size (more or less) as Bullseye.
     
  8. 390ish

    390ish

    745
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    Dec 6, 2004
    virginia
    I really think I do need to try a different dispenser. I have about 8 lbs of universal and clays (total) and have just kind of been sitting on them for a while. I should pick up one of those little lee dispensers. With the redding, it is like I am metering Styrofoam. Inconsistent. These are the only two powders I can really complain about with that meter.

    It throws everything from PB to H-1000 well.
     
  9. jlbeasley1976

    jlbeasley1976 Southern BTGOG

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    Jul 12, 2012
    South Georgia
    Kinda strange about the metering inconsistencies of Universal. I switched to it specifically b/c it metered so well in my Lee Auto Disk w/ adjustable charge bar. I'm only using it for 9 at the moment but plan to work up 45 loads w/ it in the very near future.
     
  10. SWThomas

    SWThomas The Gunny

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    Aug 17, 2013
    Camp Lejeune, NC
    You wanna see a perfectly metering powder? Check out Ramshot Silhouette.
     
  11. fredj338

    fredj338

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    Now if we could just get teh TG plant to burn down the world would bea better place.:tongueout:
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  12. dkf

    dkf

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    There would probably be suicides and loaders putting their equipment up for sale if that happened.:whistling:
     
  13. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    Mar 14, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    Oops! That's a jug of Universal Clays.
     
  14. jeffreybehr

    jeffreybehr Silver Member

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    Mar 14, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ USA
    What, pray tell, is the 'TG plant'?
     
  15. sellersm

    sellersm disciplinare

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    CO
    TG = Titegroup. As we all know, it's Fred's favorite powder! :whistling:
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2013
  16. jlbeasley1976

    jlbeasley1976 Southern BTGOG

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    Jul 12, 2012
    South Georgia
    No hope in the fire dept. saving it. As fast as that stuff burns, it'd be gone in just a few seconds.
     
  17. area51

    area51

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    Jun 6, 2011
    That news sucks...Anyone have any for trade/sale in the sf bay area ?
     
  18. sourdough44

    sourdough44

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    WI
    Properly measured I've done just fine with Titegroup. One also has to use it for the right application.

    Bullseye is near the same burn rate as TG, how come no angst when one talks about using Bullseye?
     
  19. Fire probably set by some liberal anti-gun fanatic to
    shut down ammo manufacturing. :whistling:

    Someone had to start the conspiracy theory. :wavey:

    All the Best,
    D. White