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 Post subject: Smokeless powder swap.
PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:17 pm 
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Got some very old smokeless powders, not sure if they of any use or worth anything.

Vihtavuori N135 2/3 tub aprox (933Grams Including container) swap

Vihtavuori N160 1/2 tub aprox (627Grams Including container) swap

Alliant reloader 19 1/3 tub aprox (184Grams Including container) Free to collect

Located dorset, will swap for any 12G loading components etc


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 7:50 am 
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Forgive the observation, but the Viht powder, at least, is not very old at all.

Unless stored in such a way as to cause it to deteriorate, smokelss powder lasts for decades. I've personnaly used powders more than 20 years old with no issues at all.

To check for deterioration, simply lift off the cap, and smell it. If there is only a very mild smell, it is good powder; stuff that has "gone off" has a strong, acrid odour. Compare with a recent batch of the same powder if you are not sure.

If powder has gone off, use it as fertiliser -- a little goes a long way on your lawn.


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DavidRees wrote:
Forgive the observation, but the Viht powder, at least, is not very old at all.

Unless stored in such a way as to cause it to deteriorate, smokelss powder lasts for decades. I've personnaly used powders more than 20 years old with no issues at all.

To check for deterioration, simply lift off the cap, and smell it. If there is only a very mild smell, it is good powder; stuff that has "gone off" has a strong, acrid odour. Compare with a recent batch of the same powder if you are not sure.

If powder has gone off, use it as fertiliser -- a little goes a long way on your lawn.


One of the viht powders is dated 2003 the other 2011.

I didnt mean they where relics just 15years is a fairly long time!!


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