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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
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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_!!
 

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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
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IMR Smokeless powders
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-----Original Message-----
From: Ian Smingler [mailto:[email protected]]
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
 

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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
 

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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.

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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

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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
 

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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
 

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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.
 
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