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Tommy.Gun
March 16, 2004, 09:15 PM
Of gun powder?

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Mannlicher
March 16, 2004, 09:26 PM
are you talking black powder, or smokeless?

Black powder can last a long time. I remember as a child setting off some that we found way back in a coal mine in SW Virginia, it worked fine.

I don't think Smokeless poweder has been around long enough to really tell about shelf life. I know if it has been stored properly, stuff made back around the turn of the century (1900, not 2000) still works fine.

Tommy.Gun
March 16, 2004, 09:39 PM
smokeless,

jsalcedo
March 16, 2004, 09:59 PM
I have just finished a 30 year old can of unique.

Rule of thumb on smokeless powder: If it does NOT smell acrid (sharp and harsh or unpleasantly pungent, irritating or deeply bitter) it is ok to use.

Standing Wolf
March 16, 2004, 10:07 PM
I've loaded ammunition with powder that was 20 years old. It worked just fine.

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