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    Check your powder for foreign objects

    Dumped a can of IMR 4895 in my hopper and I see something poking out of the top. Tweezered it out and it's a piece of light gauge wire. Glad it didn't get into the powder dispensing mechanism. What's going on over at Hodgdon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus Thraxx View Post
    light gauge wire
    I've seen that before and upon examination it's a loooong powder extrusion. I did have a bulk container with cardboard pieces inside though, just a couple of scraps...
    Regards, Jim

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    It's wire.
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    I'd drop them a mail with picture, just to inform them.
    Did that last year with Fiocchi after shooting a box of .44Magnums which showed very different levels of pressure signs on the primers and some not well centred flash holes.
    They thanked me and told me that was ok, but I guess at least they got the info that not everything was that ok and maybe they corrected something...
    Or they were right...
    I'll never know, but when it comes to safety, for me and or for others, I prefer to call or write, just to be sure I didn't just sit and watch.
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus Thraxx View Post
    It's wire.
    Part of their sifting screens?
    Regards, Jim

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    Price, service or quality, pick two out of three. Like all things there is a certain amount of MOG in everything (I'm in the wine business and that means "Material other than Grape", sticks, bugs, etc.). Lets say you load 500 rounds of 30-06, how many cases weigh the same, how many rounds have the exact OAL, how many primers are -0.001" flush? Do that for a few million rounds and see what the SD is. Probably pretty good, but is there an outlier or two? Yep. Forrest Gump said S*** happens. How about the last of the LC 30-06? The Internet gossip is that by 1968-1969 the machines were so worn out you were lucky to find two boxes that would shoot the same. I'm not saying it's OK but unless you want to pay for the kind of quality that gets you no wire in a jug of powder, it's going to happen. Now a tiny piece of wire is a lot better than every jug of 4895 getting filled with 4198 or 3031. That would really be a bad day. I sell wine to Japanicon. If any glass bottle has a bubble or orange rind surface or an area that is not 100% clear, it ALL comes back at my cost. We spend like $10 per case on a $50 case to make sure it stays there. Crazy, right?

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    I know that from Japanicon. Customers of mine have the exact same problem. If one chocolate box has a minor defect, they get the whole shipment back.
    With machinery it is a tad different, but still always a challenge.
    34a cp., btg. Susa, 3° rgt. Alpini

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    Quote Originally Posted by browningautorifleicon View Post
    Part of their sifting screens?
    Perhaps so. The other fellow who found cardboard; that makes me think of floor sweepings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MZ5 View Post
    The other fellow who found cardboard
    That was me...small pieces and big enough it looked to have been stuffed inside the jug.
    Regards, Jim

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