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Anyone know how long powder will keep if kept in the original container? I have a bottle each of Hogdon Clays and Winchester WST, both used but kept in the original bottles. Both have spent the last two years in my den.

What do you think the effects would be on safety and performance?


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(9/12/02 5:25:41 pm)
The powder was kept cool and dry deteriation is not likely. A friend just reloaded 6 boxes of shells with the same components his dad had left at the bench some 10 years ago. The greendot went bang with no problems.

You can smell the powder and if it has a strong acrid or ammonia odor it is best not to use.
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