what changes have you noticed that have been made in powder over the last 10-20 yrs or more and why ? RD, GD, 700x, unique, WW. hodgden new powders, change in charge rates? etc. thanks dennis
The old Clays products were manufactured in Australia. The new stuff is made in Canada. It looks a little different, but it's the same formula. Not sure if the process is exactly the same since it is a different contractor manufacturing it. You do have to watch out on the bushings, though.Well Hodgdon's fluffing machine or whatever blew-up!!!! This effected Clays, International Clays, and Univeral Clay's as well. When they went back to re-building the place I think they felt this stage should be left out/or changed it for safety reason's. This may why there is the need to change bushings for the same powder now, as compared to before they had there explosion.
Thanks Ross. That's It !! Hi Score. I knew there was another name on those metal cans. dennisWhen I started re-loading (1960-ish) there was no 700X, the closest thing was IMR Hi-Score, which was a single base like PB--7625--4756. My understanding is that single base powders are more expensive to produce than double base. So DuPont changed the formula to more like R.D. for pricing reasons. When they did, it was renamed Hi Score 700X, later on the Hi Score moniker was dropped and now it's just 700X.