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How can one judge how old reloading powder is, I have 7 1lb containers in various stages of use from full to almost empty that were given to me, the containers are all plastic accurate brand.

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Well, you can ballpark it from the label or container design, most likely . . . but really, the answer is "it doesn't matter." If the powder smells good and looks good, then you should be able to use it.

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Make sure none of it is on the recall list


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MadPick wrote:
Well, you can ballpark it from the label or container design, most likely . . . but really, the answer is "it doesn't matter." If the powder smells good and looks good, then you should be able to use it.


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All of mine looks like this:

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So I'm guessing that yours is older . . . but how old, I have no idea.

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Fri Nov 22, 2019 1:04 pm
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MadPick wrote:
All of mine looks like this:

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So I'm guessing that yours is older . . . but how old, I have no idea.



Yeah all the newer ones out they sell look like yours

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If all of the powders smell and look good, mix all of the same powder into one LOT and start reloading....

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Old Growth wrote:
Make sure none of it is on the recall list
This. Given the age, they probably aren't, but definitely check. Might net 7 complete lbs [emoji6] of new powder.


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Nitro_Guns wrote:
If all of the powders smell and look good, mix all of the same powder into one LOT and start reloading....


If they did past the smell test, this is exactly what I would do also.

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You guys are ASSUMING that the powders are the same number. I would smell it and take a small amount from each bottle and flash it outside. If one did not flash good then that would go in my crap powder bottle. My crap powder bottle is not crap but a mix of amounts that were to small to load a cartridge and i did not have any more. One of these days I will use that bottle for stump removal. I have used powder that smelled good that was in cardboard containers.


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hartcreek wrote:
You guys are ASSUMING that the powders are the same number...….


This is why I said....."mix all of the same powder"

Probably didn't state it the best way...

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I was under the impression you never mix powders from different lot numbers.
I have reloaded .223 using 40+ year old powder, the only thing i noticed when firing was it had a different smell than newer powder of the same type.
YMMV

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usrifle wrote:
I was under the impression you never mix powders from different lot numbers.
I have reloaded .223 using 40+ year old powder, the only thing i noticed when firing was it had a different smell than newer powder of the same type.
YMMV


When I run into the situation where I have to purchase multiple 1lb containers of a powder of different lots, I mix them together in order to minimize any small variations between the lots.

Never an issue when done properly.

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Make sure none of it is on the recall list
This. Given the age, they probably aren't, but definitely check. Might net 7 complete lbs [emoji6] of new powder.



I should be so fortunate lol however all the containers look like the picture I posted just different powders.

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Not to hijack the thread, but how do you tell if a powder "smells bad"?

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