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Possible dumb idea

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by Whitey375, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    Even with the scarcity of powders lately, I have been able to come up with about 6# of IMR4831, which I use in 3 of my rifles. In the interest of keeping things consistent I thought of pouring them all into an empty 8# keg, then using from there. What do you all think?
     
  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't do it/bother/dick with it. Just dry fire or stick you finger in a light socket to get you through.
     
  3. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    That doesn't really even make sense.
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Oh, "boxing".. I understand.. I wasn't reading correctly.
    I wouldn't bother.. perhaps a future recall could occur.
     
  5. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    lol.. I hear you
     
  6. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    If they are different production dates or different packaging (meaning longer time between production) it couldn't hurt. I would only do so if the seals are in tact though.
     
  7. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    Yeah, kinda like buying paint in the same color from 6 different stores and boxing them together to come up with a uniform color.
    Just thinking that IMR4831 is usually pretty consistent and to keep things even for the next probably 400-500 rounds out of the rifles. By the time we burn that much out of those guns, I will have an 8# keg.
     
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  8. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    They were all sealed when I received them and only opened by me, near as I can tell anyways, within the last two months. The only reason I opened them is to give them the sniff test and visually inspect and compare. I have 3 in the metal cans and 3 in the plastic jugs if that means anything.
     
  9. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    It's a fair and not dumb question at all.. I'd be half tempted but perhaps not.
     
  10. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    I would mix based on this.
     
  11. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    Thanks guys.
     
  12. rick benjamin

    rick benjamin USA, Or, Damascus Secure the drama Silver Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I would keep them sealed and unopened.
    Store in a cool corner shelf.
    Open only as needed.
    Un-opened powder will be fine for many years if kept cool and sealed away from oxygen/air.
    Regards
    Rick
     
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  13. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    I would, but I plan on loading all these rounds within the next month.
     
  14. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I'd just go ahead and box them.. in theory it'll yield/provide a bit more homogeneity.
    If you then turn around and machinegun popcans however, it would just have been true busywork.
     
  15. Whitey375

    Whitey375 Eugene, Oregon Active Member

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    No pop can shooting here. These are hunting rifles. Not that there won't be steel and paper shot, but it will be purposefully aimed fire for practice.
     
  16. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    I hear you.. if you're committed/planning to load them/it all up in a short period of time, I say why not..
     
  17. 2gr8dgs

    2gr8dgs oregon Active Member

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    I don't think it's a bad idea, but....I would not load up all the powder just 'cause you have it. You might want to try a different brand bullet/charge combo somewhere along the way. Good luck with whatever you decide, Mike.
     
  18. YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER

    YOURSUPREMECOMMANDER Raleigh Hills, Or. Active Member

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    homogeneity? Where the hell is my dictionary ...........
     
  19. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Probably under your homogenizer/case trimmer.. under all those brass shavings. lol
     
  20. cookie

    cookie THE SOCIALIST STATE OF KALI - FORNIA Well-Known Member

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    It is a good idea.