1. Attention: We have put together a thread with tips and a tutorial video to help with using the new software. Please take a moment to check out the thread here: Trapshooters.com Tutorial & Help Video.
    Dismiss Notice

Volume vs. Weight???

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by BDodd, May 13, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. BDodd

    BDodd TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    3,594
    Randy, in a nutshell, I'm pretty skeptical that powder, if kept in a well sealed canister, is going to gain a lot of weight from humidity. I pretty much maintain the same volume with a canister as you describe but do check weight every 100 or so in a loading session. It would take a pretty sizable jump in the sample weights for me to consider any change in the powder adjustment....breakemall....Bob Dodd
     
  2. phirel

    phirel TS Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,556
    I agree with Bob. Compaction of the powder could cause a significant change in the volume/weight ration from one lot of powder but smokeless powder does not absorb water readily.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. hmb

    hmb Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    9,417
    Pat I think you should count the flakes just to be sure. That will give you something to do in your spare time. HMB
     
  4. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 1998
    Messages:
    2,988
    Once you've determined the correct # powder bushing, stay with it (volume).

    I use a MEC #29 bushing (700X) for my 1 oz loads & a MEC #32 bushing (Clays) for my 1 1/8 oz loads. Haven't bothered weighing a powder drop for years, just follow the recipe.

    John C. Saubak

    ps----question to you guys that weigh every hundredth drop (or whatever), if the drop weighs more or less than you expect------do you change bushings?
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.