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No more 8 lb KEGS??????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by poacherjoe, Mar 15, 2009.

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  1. poacherjoe

    poacherjoe Well-Known Member

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    Is it True that the powder manufacturers are phasing out the 8 lb keg's??Please only the facts,I have heard enough speculation on the future!All of the trash talk won't answer the question.:)PJ
     
  2. John 53

    John 53 Member

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    Tried buying 8 lb keg of 700X a couple of weeks ago. All they had was 4 Lb

    John
     
  3. rennerize

    rennerize Active Member

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    I still have the 8 pounders.
    Don
     
  4. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Just bought 2 Hodgdon 8's......

    HM
     
  5. grnberetcj

    grnberetcj Active Member

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    Go to the manufacturer's website and contact customer service.....

    Geez, it ain't that hard!!

    Curt
     
  6. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    just sent hodgdon an email, will let you know what I find out. I doubt they would stop offering any of their popular powders in 8lb'ers unless lack of sales prompted it.
     
  7. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    8 pounders are alive and well.. The slightly cheaper price of 1 8 pounder in place of 2 4 pounders is why they are sold out..
     
  8. mrskeet410

    mrskeet410 TS Member

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    We used to get powder in 15 pound cardboard tubs. I still store empties in those empty tubs.

    And we got cases of ammo with 20 boxes in a case. A flat was an apartment.
     
  9. bill1949

    bill1949 Well-Known Member

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    Hodgdon's website still says their powders are available in 8 Lb. kegs...Bill
     
  10. poacherjoe

    poacherjoe Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies:Rick you did well I guess I will reword this question??The reason I ask this is I see several posters say that the manufacturer is phasing them out!! Just like all of the SPECULATION of OBAMAS change plan!! Hell I am no expert like half the posters on this site, I just want a simple answer!! Is it True or BS like most of what I read?? Why can't someone give me this answer!!SPECULATION =BULLSHI_!!
     
  11. phirel

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    Alliant is still packaging powder in eight pound jugs.

    Pat Ireland
     
  12. skeet_man

    skeet_man Well-Known Member

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    just came in from hodgdon:

    No. We have no such plans

    Mike Daly
    Customer Satisfaction Manager
    Hodgdon Powder Company family of fine products
    Hodgdon Smokeless Powders
    IMR Smokeless powders
    Winchester Ball Powders
    Pyrodex
    Triple Seven
    White Hots
    GOEX black powder


    -----Original Message-----
    From: Ian Smingler [mailto:kolarskeet@gmail.com]
    Sent: Sunday, March 15, 2009 1:22 PM
    To: Help Account
    Subject: 8lb powder kegs

    hello- do you have any plans to phase out, or discontinue offering any
    of your powder in 8lb kegs (of those powders that are currently
    available in that quantity)?

    -- Thanks and God Bless Ian Smingler
     
  13. Carol Lister

    Carol Lister TS Member

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    This came to me this morning from Alliant. I asked them if the rumors of no more 8# jugs were true:

    <blockquote>"Not true, nor is it true that we are putting tangents in the powder, nor is the shelf life being decreased.

    Thanks for your note.

    Ben Amonette<br>
    Consumer Service Manager<br>
    Alliant Powder Company"</blockquote>

    Carol Lister
     
  14. Carol Lister

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    Along the same lines...

    Expect the supply of Hodgdon's Clays powder to dwindle during the next 3-4 weeks as Hodgdon turns its suppliers overseas to the manufacturer of metallic cartridge powders to catch up with the demand for it.

    Expect the supply of Alliant's Clay Dot to be stressed during the same period as Clays users switch to Clay Dot as an alternative.

    Carol Lister
     
  15. BT-100dc

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    Just like Girl Scout cookies, smaller box, same price... Why would any manufacturers quit making 8 lb. kegs unless the price would go out of sight, not much demand or shipping regulations would not permit shipping an 8 lb. keg? If this size was not a marketing success then there wouldn't be as many manufactures making 8 lb. kegs. I believe the old 15 lb. kegs produced by Hercules (Red Dot, Green Dot, etc.) were stopped due to shipping regulations so they put 2 eight pounders in a cardboard box and shipped 16 lbs. of powder. Just my too sense. BT-100dc

    PS: I read the to, too, two posting.
     
  16. big D

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    I heard it is a false rumor. There will still be 8 # kegs but there will no powder for them. Honest, that is what I heard in Ninilchik. Dave Inman
     
  17. grnberetcj

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    Instead of an 8# keg...you'll get two 4 pounders for the price of two 8 pounders and it'll be named:

    The Co-Keg

    Curt
     
  18. TjayE

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    Last week I try to buy Hodgdon powder in 8 pounds kegs and they (CAC) were out of 8 pounders. Terry told me that they just received a call from Hodgdon telling CAC that Hodgdon would not be packaging 8 pounders for another 3 to 4 months. I can buy the powder I want, but it will be in eight 1 pound containers. This is a true story. The cost will be more for the 8 pounds of powder in one pound containers. The powder I was trying to buy was rifle powder. Tom
     
  19. Lead Man

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    From what i understand from talking to several distributors it is about what has not sold out. There has been a run on ammo as well as components this results in a lower stock of everything. Manufacturers are on a run schedule IE running the stock of 4lbs now 1 lbs later and in a month they will run 8lbs again. Hell they can't keep up with any orders. If this be true in a month or so 8lbs will be available and have a shortage of 4 and 1 lb containers. Stopping a manufacturing plant on a dime and producing what you want is easier said than done. Run schedules are usually based on a few years worth of supply and demand. No one was expecting this kind of run on shooting supplies last year or the year before.

    Bottom line there is no conspiracy at this time.
     
  20. sammyd95

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    still have 2 #12 kegs of 700x!!! :eek:)~
     
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