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Powder too old?

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Unread 10-17-2007, 09:46 PM
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Powder too old?

I have a couple of un-opened cans of Pyrodex RS that are dated, I think, 1988, and 3 unopened cans of Elephant fff black powder dated, I think, 1993. All of them shake freely, and have been kept in dry storage. All are 1 lb cans.

I don't know much about black powder or Pyrodex and am wondering what is a reasonable life for them.

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Unread 10-18-2007, 12:05 PM
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Well I had a full can of the Elephant FFFg that I got in 86 that we shot some of this past new years from my cannon. Don't know if it slowed down any on the velocity of the 45 caliber round balls but it still went boom and was pretty entertaining.
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Unread 10-18-2007, 01:40 PM
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If kept cool, dry and airtight you ought to be just fine. You may have a little degradation over time, but you probably won't be able to notice it out of your smoke pole.
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Unread 10-18-2007, 06:27 PM
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I was given some Goex black powder, that I was told from the late 70's. It shot fine and consistant.
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