Old Powder? use it or pitch it?

Discussion in 'Shooting Techniques and Tips' started by chubby ninja, Sep 12, 2019 at 6:37 PM.

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  1. Sep 12, 2019 at 6:37 PM #1

    chubby ninja

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    I'm gonna put this out there , and see what you guys think.About 7 or 8 years ago I bought some Clear Shot
    powder from GOEX. Powder was sealed in a metal can.I e- mailed GOEX to see if it was ok to use, they told me to pitch it .My thinking is that they said that for liability reasons,not because it was dangerous[ c y a ].was thinking of using it up in the 12 ga New Englander.I have experienced old powder getting weak. A few years ago I couldn't get any kind of a grouping at the range. The problem turned out to be old powder.bought a new can of pyrodex and the group tightened right up.what is the concensus? pitch it or use it. My thinking is that the 12 gauge would be more forgiving than one of my rifles.
     
  2. Sep 12, 2019 at 10:56 PM #2

    edmehlig

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    I would ditch it as well. Sprinkle it on your lawn. I don't think there is a problem in it being dangerous, but you may have hang fires and cause you to miss a deer. I know it happened to a friend of mine in shooting a very old can of Pryodex P.
     
  3. Sep 12, 2019 at 11:32 PM #3

    moridgerunner

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    Test it. You get to take a trip to the range to try it out! I have never used clear shot, but i would give it a try. Start with a modest load and try shooting groups .
     

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