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PostSubject: Powder Storage Shelf Life   November 20th 2014, 1:23 pm

How long can I store powder say like BH209 and White Hots before it's no good ? I am thinking of purchasing a large jug of BH209 that will last me for some time.

I store all my pistol and rifle powder in sealed plastic ammo cans with silica gel packs and have never had a problem with performance. A couple weeks ago someone told me that all powder/black powder is engineered with a shelf life and after a years or so it's no longer any good. I like stocking up with stuff (bullets, powder and primers) when I find a good deals in bulk.
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PostSubject: Re: Powder Storage Shelf Life   November 20th 2014, 1:34 pm

BH209 will last for a life time. Whitehots, maybe 2 years tops as they are not sealed up that well and attract moisture. BH209 on the other hand, has a water proof coating on it. Put some in a glass of water, it will not dissolve in any way.
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PostSubject: Re: Powder Storage Shelf Life   November 20th 2014, 5:29 pm

Black powder is only good for about 200 years + or -.   Laughing

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