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Old 07-25-2012, 12:32 PM
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Default Pyrodex Pellet Shelf Life

I still have some old pellets (15? years old) just wondered if they lose power or will fail to fire with age? Thanks, Dave
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:43 PM
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Don't know about the pellets, but I have some Pyrodex powder from when Hogdon first issued and it is just as potent as ever! I keep the lid real tight and dry.
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Old 07-30-2012, 09:46 PM
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as l ong as you keep it in a controled area. heat, humidity. light, etc. i have had a bottle of Pyrodex for 9 years and it hasnt lost its flicker. i 'd keep it in a box in a dark closet and dry and it will be good for years.
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Old 07-31-2012, 08:14 AM
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I have shot 15-year-old loose pyrodex powder and could tell no difference from fresh.
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:55 AM
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pyrocarp wont lose potency if stored properly. That triple seven stuff will go bad after its opened though. Real black powder is much preferred by everyone I know.
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I shot the last of my black powder last year,42 years old!! Worked just fine.
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