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Powder stash gone.

Discussion in 'Ammunition & Reloading' started by ditchtiger, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    This is depressing. Just finished off my last jug of surplus powder. Bought 2 32lbs cases mil. surp. powder a few years back and today I emptied the last one. Cheap shooting is over, my FAL has a large apatite.
     
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  2. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    If ever I loaded for a fiddy, I'm sure my eyes'd bug at the depletion rate.
     
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  3. Benchrest

    Benchrest The Desert Planet Well-Known Member

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    Have ya thought about converting it to 380 auto & using Titegroup?

    :D
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Just curious how much that canister powder was.. like $7/lb or what?
     
  5. Velzey

    Velzey Estacada, Oregon Gunsmith Gunsmith Bronze Vendor Bronze Supporter

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    What kinda load did you end up using in your FAL? 64 pounds of powder is plenty to work up a load..:)
     
  6. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    I bought them for just under $300 each delivered, almost $8 a pound.
    This was WC846T, trying to light tracers that never did lite.
    Info on the jugs say it's to be loaded as BLC-2. I settled on 45 grains to make the supply last as long as possible and not batter my rifles unnecessarily. A large amount went down the barrels of my mosin's as well.
     
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  7. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    When you get up to your body weight of Bullseye shot out of pistols, get back to me kid. lol, just kidding.
    Nice shooting. What's canister powder going for these days.. roughly?
     
  8. ditchtiger

    ditchtiger In the sticks, Willamette Valley Well-Known Member

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    As I'm getting older my body weight is increasing faster than total powder used.
    There is no surplus powder to be had anymore.
     
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