Moving with gunpowder

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  1. cohunt

    cohunt Well-Known Member

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    So every time I take ammo hunting and dont use it, they stop working after 5 years?
     
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  2. Edward Pagliassotti

    Edward Pagliassotti Member

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    Only a few of the posters have ever moved powder long distances. The others are over thinking the issue. I moved from Calif to Conn and after 7 years moved back. I drove jsome of my powders both ways through warm and wet and snow. Containers have lids..make sure they are tight. Put into a packing box or cooler if you wish. Leave in vehicle. Nights, mornings and evenings are cool. Remember the comments in earlier posts...FedEx/UPS does not have climate controlled vehicles.
    Relax. I used pistol powder that was bought in the 80's and went both ways and still worked fine.
     
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  3. Arkansasdad

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  4. Arkansasdad

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    Just keep it dry, it will be OK.
     
  5. The Oregonian

    The Oregonian Well-Known Member

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    Good advice. Into the cooler in the bed it goes. At night, into the cab it goes.

    Too much powder to sell - maybe 16 lbs of 560/570, 12 4350, 8 RL33, and 6 or retumbo. I can deal with primers going bad - those are inexpensive compared to powder. I don’t think they will bc they will be in the cooler too.

    Also have about 100 lbs of deer and elk meat in another cooler with dry ice. That will take more attention bc I need new dry ice every other day.
     
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  6. crkckr

    crkckr Well-Known Member

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    Don't put too much into this project. Keep it dry, don't sweat the temp change, it's only a few days. Cooler & shade is all you. All the effort to keep it from bouncing around any at all is unnecessary, unless you're going to be driving over 400 miles of washboard.
    Cheers,
    crkckr
     
  7. Lefty7mmstw

    Lefty7mmstw Well-Known Member

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    keep the stuff out of the sun so it doesn't bake... put in a decent cooler if you have one... I've moved half way across the continent a couple of times... we are still shooting up some of that powder over 20 years later and it was simply boxed and kept out of the light.
    How do you think the stuff gets to the store? They don't run it in climate controlled trucks. As long as the temperature abuse is short lived you will be fine.
     
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  8. 26Reload

    26Reload Well-Known Member

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    I know a guy been moving BARRELS of his powder around for many years....still goes bang....you dont have enough to worry about..slip it all into a big cooler andcover with a tarp to keep direct sunlight off and the cool air of driving will keep it cool....
    The meat....if you can..buy a deep freezer and put in it the truck...just plug it in and recharge it overnight.....you will be needing it again..deer season around the corner.....
    Have fun in you new haunts......shoot all wolves.....
     
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  10. John Klingenberg

    John Klingenberg Well-Known Member

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    It wouldnt hurt it to ride a few days. Id be cautious about where you put it and how much together. There used to be some fire marshal warnings about storing over 16lbs together (lol). There are some federal laws about transporting certain amounts of powder too without placards (lol) i think i have or could possibly have unknowingly violated them all. Just be aware. I have a well traveled keg of H-380 thats seen a lot of country.
     
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  11. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    I'm moving from Ca. back to Wy. in 2 weeks. I didn't give it much thought and just packed all the powder in cardboard boxes. Just going to put in the moving van which I'm driving . My worries are transporting the guns and how to protect them from banging around . Mainly the rifles. I have a couple ideas.
     
  12. DSheetz

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    I hope you didn't pick up any bad habits or such while there to bring back with you . We don't need any new controls here LOL . Welcome home to Gods country
     
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  13. Muddyboots

    Muddyboots Well-Known Member

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    FYI - Personal transport of powder:

    CODE FOR THE MANUFACTURE, TRANSPORTATION STORAGE, AND USE OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS NFPA NO. 495-1992.
    CHAPTER 10. SMALL ARMS AMMUNITION AND PRIMERS, SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS AND BLACK POWDER PROPELLANTS
    10-3. SMOKELESS PROPELLANTS

    10-3.1 Quantities of smokeless propellants not exceeding 25 lb (11.3 kg) in shipping containers approved by the U.S. Department of Transportation may be transported in a private vehicle.

    10-3.2 Quantities of smokeless propellants exceeding of 25 lb (11.3 kg) but not exceeding 50 lb (22.7 kg), transported in a private vehicle, shall be transported in a portable magazine having wood walls of at least 1-inch (25.4 mm) nominal thickness.

    10-3.3 transportation of more than 50 lb (22.7 kg) of smokeless propellants in a private vehicle is prohibited.
     
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  14. WYO300RUM

    WYO300RUM Well-Known Member

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    Nope. Still a staunch conservative!
    I counting the minutes that I'm getting out of this socialist dictator state !
    And thank you very much !
     
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