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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by ThorsDad, Feb 9, 2010.

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  1. ThorsDad

    ThorsDad TS Member

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    Have a friend who wants to get back into reloading after 15 years and he has some left over powder , flake type with yellow markers.He has only loaded shotshells and thinks it maybe 700x. I've already told him to dump it into his wife's flowerbed but he won't listen so any idea what powder this is? Trying to be considerate of the poor devils shooting next to him. Jay
     
  2. Ahab

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    Claykiller....you need a release mouse!
     
  3. claykiller

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    The yellow markers were generally associated with Dupont (now IMR). You have the best solution for his problem, have him get rid of it! It's 15 years old and can not be positively identified, that's a recipe for disaster. Tell him to bite the bullet and stop being cheap.
     
  4. Ahab

    Ahab Well-Known Member

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    I predict a short tenure for claykiller!
     
  5. KEYBEAR

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    I have seen some bad flinching but that is unbelievable really?
     
  6. Lyle

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    I think you made your point.

    Lyle
     
  7. grnberetcj

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    What yellow markers?

    Curt
     
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    Did someone say?
    he yellow markers were generally associated with Dupont (now IMR). You have the best solution for his problem, have him get rid of it! It's 15 years old and can not be positively identified, that's a recipe for disaster. Tell him to bite the bullet and stop being cheap.
     
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    You guys should be ashamed of yourselves,the man stutters a bit and you should not make fun of him.It's kinda like that hopey changey crap that we heard over and over in the last election scam! SHAME ON US............
     
  10. pheasantmaster

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    Really, what should this guy do with the powder???

    BTW, anyone know anything about those yellow dots???
     
  11. Ljutic111

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    Pick out all the yellow dots and you should be fine . Load 15.6 gr and close your eyes . 15 year old powder doesn`t make it bad .
     
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  13. ThorsDad

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    Another positive experience posting on this site Thank you anyway Jay
     
  14. tom berry

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    Sounds like 700x to me.
     
  15. Ljutic111

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    Sure it sounds like 700X but how do we really know ?? ** I have a can of oil in my garage , what kind is it , can I use it in my Caddilac ?? **
     
  16. JerryP

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    700x has yellow markers. I see no reason to be afraid of it. What could you use 15.5 grains of that would be dangerous?
     
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    Jerry P is right.Load it up and light it up.
     
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    700x use it up, it's a sin to waste good shotgun powder.
    steve balistreri
     
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    If I know what you know, I'd never be on the line with him.
     
  20. alfermann66

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    Yellow markers is 700X and nothing else. Give it a sniff test. If it smells like vinegar put in on your garden. If it smells sweet like ether load a box at 15.5 grains and shoot it. 15.5 grains of nitroglycerine won't hurt anything.

    One other point, storing gun powder or any other accelerant in an unmarked container is not real bright.

    Buz
     
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