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Questions on powder

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by deercreek, May 18, 2007.

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  1. deercreek

    deercreek Well-Known Member

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    Red Dot is Red Dot. I just recently used some RD that was bought somewhere around 1984-1986, was half a keg and still in the cardboard contained and always stored in a really damp basement--it worked great as always other than the traditional "dirty". You got a really great buy on that Clays powder too.
     
  2. TommyTEREX

    TommyTEREX Member

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    maclellan1911, Hercules, was bought out by Alliant, same powder, as for storage, if powder is stored correctly it`s good for years. I recently lost an uncle, I was given his left over components, part of which was 8#s of 700x from the early 80s, it worked fine.

    Open the powder, and smell it, if it smells acrid ( not sure of spelling), it`s decomposing, DON`T USE IT!


    Tom R.
     
  3. Bob_K

    Bob_K Well-Known Member

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    Acrid is spelled correctly, and it is a burning sensation in the nose. Don't confuse it with the ether smell that is normal.
     
  4. dverna

    dverna Active Member

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    I just got A deal on 8 pounds of old Red Dot and intend to use it with current Red Dot data. Powders that have not "turned' (acrid smell) are fine.

    If in doubt use 2 3/4 dram loads (which is all I shoot anyway)

    If in doubt, call Alliant - they are the best source for info and will help you out.

    Don
     
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