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Trash in Clay's Powder ????

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by dr.beav, Jan 15, 2009.

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  1. dr.beav

    dr.beav Member

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    Has any one else found trash in their 8 lb. bottles of Clay's Powder. I have found a used primer in the powder that stopped up the powder drop - and I have found various sized lead shot in the powder also - and now last night I found a real fine wire about 1 1/2 inches long in the powder that also messed-up the powder drop. This has been over the last 3 years and about 12 x 8lb bottles of powder, so it is not in every bottle - just a few taht I know about. Any one else have any ideas about this situation?? the beav
     
  2. scott calhoun

    scott calhoun Well-Known Member

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    Dr. Beav -

    I'd bet the shot and primer was introduced by the end user, as I doubt that wherever the Clays is bottled they have either shot or primers in the same location.

    Did you find the shot and primer in the powder jug, or did you find it in the drop tube?

    Scott
     
  3. Joe Potosky

    Joe Potosky Well-Known Member

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    I've used clays for the last 5 years or so and never seen this problem.
     
  4. timb99

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    I have also used clays for the last 5 years or so and never seen this problem.
     
  5. dr.beav

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    I too had initially thought that it got into the powder on my end of the transaction - except that I did not recognize the brand of primer, and it sure was not one of the Remingtons or Winchesters that I was using - and the shot was not my #8 sized shot, and the wire is sure nothing I would ever have around here - it really looked like a piece of wire that comes off of a threading machine when you are making threads. I don't know, I just do not think the foreign matter got into the powder on my loading bench -- kind'a a funny deal!! the beav
     
  6. Baron23

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    Have used Clays for 10 years, never had an issue with it or Hogdon in general
     
  7. Hauxfan

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    Shootlow forgot to say that he had been in the jug before posting today. lol

    Hauxfan!
     
  8. KENENT1

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    never had any trash in any clays in the last 10 years.



    tony
     
  9. OldGoat

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    Me, neither...for past 15 years. Best Regards, Ed
     
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    I am glad to hear someone else has had this problem I did not have this problem with clays - which I use alot of but I found a small piece of duct tape from a keg of e3 I thought I was losing my mind and could'nt figure out where it came from it had to of came with it. Jim Henry
     
  12. halfmile

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    "Honey, I know how expensive that powder stuff of yours is, so I swept under the bench and put it back into the bottle for you"

    That happened to me once.

    HM
     
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    been using clays for 15yrs never but the greatest.
     
  14. Jollytrapshooter

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    Been using Clays for the past 3 years and haven't found anything in it. Josh
     
  15. 3dram8

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    Sportshot: I spilled some powder once and gave the JUG the finger. ;) ....Rick
     
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