Old Powder


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Kestral
November 29, 2008, 08:59 AM
Have some old shotgun flake powder which I have been using to reload 38S&W rds,Its done very well,but I notice as its getting to the bottom of the can,its turning into a fine powder. Should this now be disposed of,or is it still usable.Would appreciate your wisdom Gentlemen. Kestral

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Jim Watson
November 29, 2008, 09:14 AM
Since the granule size is one factor controlling burn rate, I would not care to shoot the fines, being as they have a higher surface area to volume ratio and will therefore burn faster and "hotter."

NCsmitty
November 29, 2008, 09:30 AM
Why chance it? If it's an old metal can, oxidation can also be a factor in changing the chemical composition. I would use it for fertilizer.

NCsmitty

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