Mixed Tannerite Shelf Life?


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Capt Charlie
October 7, 2006, 09:31 PM
Well happy day! One of the fellers I work with just handed me two bottles of Tannerite for a shoot Thursday. Can hardly wait for the Ka-booms! :D

Problem is, I'm not sure if the Tannerite can, either. It was given to me already mixed.

So can anyone tell me how long this stuff is good for, and more importantly, how long it remains stable, after it's mixed? :confused:

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5x5
October 7, 2006, 09:37 PM
:what: Dump it out now!:banghead: It can't be stored or transported mixed. It's against federal law. As a binary explosive it can be stored and transported seperate, but must be used at the time it's mixed. Shovel and shut up and go buy yourself a case. It's not worth time in the federal pen!
-Ian

Gunpacker
October 7, 2006, 10:08 PM
I have a concern that the stuff is shock sensitive, and could be set off by accidental means.

RecoilRob
October 7, 2006, 10:08 PM
SSHHHHhhh....we won't tell. The stuff won't go bad being mixed and it is only a 'legal technicality' that makes it 'untransportable' in a mixed state.

Just tell everyone here that you disposed of it without TRANSPORTING it on the Public Highways and be careful of the blast fragments. They CAN come back at you FAST!

Edit: Tannerite can NOT be set off accidentally. Burning, hitting, crushing...only a double supersonic bullet will do the deed.

taliv
October 7, 2006, 10:27 PM
actually, afaik, the legal gotcha is that you can't STORE it because you don't have the appropriate facilities. transportation may be another issue.

there's no good reason to hang on to the stuff. dispose of it immediately. it's cheap enough that you can easily buy more when you're ready to shoot it.

Capt Charlie
October 7, 2006, 11:41 PM
Thanks folks! I'll just dump it first thing tomorrow.

Beetle Bailey
October 7, 2006, 11:46 PM
I'm sure he meant well, being generous enough to give you two bottles of tannerite, but your co-worker shouldn't be giving it to you pre-mixed. :uhoh:

It's very easy to mix and only takes about 30 seconds so there is no reason to pre-mix the stuff. As far as disposal, I would contact the manufacturer to ask what the best method is.

kirkcdl
October 8, 2006, 10:50 AM
I'd think the best method for disposal is obvious...:rolleyes:


But then you'll want more...

Gonefission
October 8, 2006, 08:13 PM
You have to hit it with a centerfire rifle round for it to go off. It is reletivly stable stuff.

Telperion
October 8, 2006, 08:52 PM
I'd suggest against dumping it if you haven't already. Tannerite contains perchlorate which is a toxin if it gets into groundwater, and could get you fined depending on local laws.

Beetle Bailey
October 9, 2006, 12:16 AM
I'd think the best method for disposal is obvious...


Well, okay. . . second best.

BTW, funny you should mention that. One time, out in the desert. . . ;)

Glock19Fan
October 9, 2006, 01:29 AM
I agree, perchlorates are toxic, but I thought that Tannerite contained ammonium nitrate and other chemicals to make it more sensitive?

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