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Age of Powder

Discussion in 'Handloading and Reloading' started by dtalley, Jan 28, 2008.

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  1. dtalley

    dtalley Member

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    I received this can of powder from a friend who got it in a box at an auction. The top and bottom are tin and the rest is cardboard and paper. The lid is just pressed into a hole in the top. I haven't opened it to smell of it yet but the can is in great shape.

    Does anyone have an idea what year it is from??

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  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Well, for sure older then 1967 when zip-codes became mandatory on addresses!

    I remember those cans, but I can't put a positive date on it.
    Probably late 50's / early 60's.

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  3. dtalley

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    Thanks, I am thinking about shooting some, that is if it looks good and smells okay.
     
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    rcmodel Member in memoriam

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    Check for rust inside the top & bottom of the can.

    If the powder is breaking down, there will most likely be rust inside.

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  5. Urbana John

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    Funny!!!! I've got a pound of Hodgdon's rifle powder H450 in a red with white lettering that looks the same.
    Price was $2.50 !!!
    Don't think it's ever been opened-----cardboard is still pretty stiff and no rust on the outside.
    I "might" try it out,if I can find any loading data for 223 or 308

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