Bad Lot of RL 22 Powder !(?)

WDSWIFT

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Just picked this up off 2 other sites.

There is a lot# 25083 of RL-22 that is at least questionable. One report told of how it destroyed his firearm and that Alliant was replacing that lot if you called them about it. WD

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Nodak Hunter

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I think the stories are beginning to "grow" about that lot of powder. I have some, and called Alliant about it. They had some questions about my experiences, and said that they'd had mixed reports about it from people. I am happy with it, so I then went out and bought the other four canisters of #25083 on the dealer's shelf.

The loads I've worked up with it aren't all that far from what Alliant lists in their load data, so I don't know what's really going on with it.
 

WDSWIFT

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Ndak, ya'll be careful with that stuff, one guy reported that he used one pound up and the second one (same lot) was the one that gave him trouble.

I aggree with ya though, why would Alliant not have a recall if it was suspect. Another said that Alliant shipped him another right away and asked that he dump the can he had out. So who knows for sure, just a word of caution. WD
 

300_Shooter

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Here's a direct quote from Alliant's website:

"Reloading Precaution: It is a standard recommendation to reduce our listed maximum powder charge weights by 10% to establish a starting charge weight. If you have our Reloder 22, lot 25083, it is important that you follow this recommendation."

They replaced two pounds of this lot # that I had and told me not to use it. At this point I still have it, however. I may use it, but reduce my normal loads. I like RL22 a lot and will continue using it.
 

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