Pyrodex Pellet Shelf Life


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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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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.
I have shot 15-year-old loose pyrodex powder and could tell no difference from fresh.


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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.