Never Have More Than One Powder on the Bench

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  1. JimKirk

    JimKirk Member

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    I was out at the reloading shed digging through the powders I have, to see what I need to order...

    Here is a few of the "older ones" and some added "stuff"...

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    Just playing with the Camera...

    Jimmy K
     
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  2. deadeyedog270

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    There is powder in the pic? First thing I saw as I scrolled was a pin-up Calendar lol lol I only got 3 powders at the moment then again I just started reloading a few months back but I do not have a Calendar yet lol lol
     
  3. JimKirk

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    Never get too old to reload or to think about other "stuff"

    I screwed up the title ... Should have said "Never have more than one powder on the Bench"


    Those are just a few of the Powders I have mostly the older stuff... still a cabinet full of newer stuff...

    Some of those powders and primers date from the late 50's and early 60's...
     
  4. Walkalong

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    Showing your age there JimKirk. I am almost out of Winchester powder in metal containers.
     
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    He can't be too old..... He's still got the calender. LOL
     
  6. Robert Palermo /Penn Bullets

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    One should never reload or order supplies with such distractions around.:D
     
  7. JimKirk

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    I'm on my last can of Hodgdon 4831, the yellow and orange can,the one sitting on top of the Reloder 11! Bought that can of RL 11(the very first can I ever bought) about 1968 and one of them Lee Smack & Whack deals! I bought serveral cans of that 4831 in 1969, but it was already 8-10 years old then. I have several packs of 1000 primers from that same year. All still shoot as well today as back then!

    The calender was from my son ... how could you not hang a gift from your son!

    Never a distraction from my reloading... not even that!

    Jimmy K
     
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    You live in GA and keep your powders outdoors in a shed? Isn't it a little humid there for that?
     
  9. R.W.Dale

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    You're not shooting and reloading enough.
     
  10. JimKirk

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    Kroch... You're Right!!

    I got to restock, this is just mostly some old stuff, didn't even remember some of it!

    Wish I could buy tomorrow what I've shot "yesterday"!!

    Rondog ... I have good cabinets to keep everything in, but it is humid here.

    Like Snuffy said in a recent post, humidity is no problem to primers and all my powder is in sealed cans or bottles, so no problems for me. Just keep the "tools oiled" and carry on!

    Any of you other guys have the first can(empty or full) of powder you bought??

    Jimmy K
     
  11. ArchAngelCD

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    Nice photo, thanks for sharing. I keep my stuff in the basement and I have a dehumidifier running all the time. Without it things get very sticky...
     
  12. Walkalong

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    Wish I did. It was a metal one pound can of W-231. I still have one metal three pound can left.
     
  13. Ed Gallop

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    Qajaq59 said... He can't be too old..... He's still got the calender. LOL
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    My father-n-law is 89, mostly bedridden, and constantly watches the Spanish cable channel when not sleeping or eating. He can't understand a word but his occasional smile reveals his appreciation for busty women. Getting old causes a loss of ability but not interest.

    When I reload I try to keep my mind on what I'm doing so have no stimulating distractions. If I hang a picture it would be of my father-in-law. That is why I don't have pictures on the wall of my loading bench. Ed.
     
  14. JimKirk

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    For those of you who are too easily distracted I went out and took another photo for you! Ed maybe this will help you concentrate!:D:D



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    :evil:Jimmy K :evil:
     
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    I like the first one better
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    Haaaaaaa! That's really bad.
     
  17. ArchAngelCD

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    Wow, that's all, just wow...
     
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    I'm speechless
     
  19. ultralightbackpacker

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    I don't think that woman is a problem. Is it a woman? When your powder cans rust up and get sealed, just have her gopher the can like a tin can opener. :)

    All the best boys/gals.
     
  20. Ignition Override

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    Your work area WAS too hot to store gunpowder, until your bikini babes suddenly aged:scrutiny:.:(
     
  21. Ed Gallop

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    Hey JimKirk... Where did you get that picture of my father-in-law? Ed.
     
  22. JimKirk

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    Ed...

    I hacked your personal Photobucket account, the one called "Family":D:D

    I am glad we've had some fun with this ...

    Jimmy K
     
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    Yes, I do! Well, maybe not the very first, but darn close to it. I am a confessed pack rat.

    It's an empty 1 lb can of DuPont IMR-4064 bought at the old Potomac Arms store in Alexandria, VA. That's the same company that used to import all sorts of military rilfes and sell them for practically nothing. You don't want to know what I paid for the powder (the price sticker is still on it), but I'll tell you anyway - $3.50, and that wasn't anywhere near the lowest price for a lb of powder back then (mid to late '60's).

    JimKirk - it's good to see that all of your electrical work is up to code! ;)
    Is that some pipe cutters hanging on the wiring or just umbrellas?
     
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    Here's the oldest cans I have pictures of, circa 1970--or so.


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    I'm sure there's some older ones stuck in some forgotten corner.
     
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    Well, I still have my WSF tin can, and some others--but mine only date to about 1990. Not worth photographing, IMO.

    Ed, that's not your f-i-l, that's my former wife.

    Jim H.
     
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