Smokeless powder question

WhiteOak

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When powder clumps from moisture , is it useless ?
This has not happen , just curious about contamination .
Thanks
 

digger11

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Sometimes static electricity will cause clumping. If it happens wipe your powder measure down with a dry drier sheet borrowed from your wife, Or buy your own box and throw in a couple sheets in the brass tumbler when it's running. Really cuts down on the fine dust.
 

brentc

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Powder clumps fairly regularly. I see it with Retumbo most of the time. The powder is fine. Give it a couple shakes to break up the clumps and use it.
 

Dosh

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Powder clumps fairly regularly. I see it with Retumbo most of the time. The powder is fine. Give it a couple shakes to break up the clumps and use it.

Had the same experience with Retumbo once, but it performed fine. The smell of bad powder is unique, smell a new can and you will be able to tell the difference between some that has gone bad.
 

WhiteOak

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OK thanks , are we talking about moisture clumping ( to break it apart ) or all of the above ?
I'm not having any problems, I wanting to know for future reference. !

Thanks for the replies!
 
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