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Posted: 12/13/2013 11:14:45 AM EST
Well, my new puppy likes chewing on everything, which includes my 4lb jug of Bullseye.
He poked several little pin holes in it with his teeth.

Question 1- I need a new jug to put it in. Does the kind of jug matter? I was thinking of something like this:
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=26048&catid=611

Question 2- The holey jug sat down in my dry basement reloading room for a couple week with these small holes in it. Is the powder ruined by absorbing any humidity in the air?


Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:23:01 AM EST
Definetly get a new jug, your current stuff is probably not ruined. I loaded some shotgun powder my dad gave me that is older than me and it all went boom. (I'm 29). The humidity might fluctuate so keep it in a sealed container, the linked ones would work.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:23:44 AM EST
Originally Posted By crag_dt:
Well, my new puppy likes chewing on everything, which includes my 4lb jug of Bullseye.
He poked several little pin holes in it with his teeth.

Question 1- I need a new jug to put it in. Does the kind of jug matter? I was thinking of something like this:
http://www.usplastic.com/catalog/item.aspx?itemid=26048&catid=611

I don't see a problem with those. I take 231 from a bulk storage container of 25 lbs and keep it in a similar jug on the bench.

Question 2- The holey jug sat down in my dry basement reloading room for a couple week with these small holes in it. Is the powder ruined by absorbing any humidity in the air?

Should be fine, unless the humidity is really high.


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Link Posted: 12/13/2013 11:26:50 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/13/2013 11:29:02 AM EST by GlutealCleft]
If I understand correctly, all reloading jugs are black to make sure that they are 100% opaque to light and UV, to keep the powder from degrading over time.

If you're going to load it soon, I wouldn't worry about it. If this might sit on your shelf for years, I'd make sure to get a good black jug.

That being said, their "collection" jugs Look pretty spiffy for powder...
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 12:46:18 PM EST
I'd just duct tape over the holes.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 12:59:37 PM EST
Some powders are double based and have nitroglycerine which reacts with some plastics. Powder jugs-bottles are HDPE #2 plastic and there are several options for jugs for your powder. Good article here:
http://epsplasticlumber.com/index.cfm/page/p_hdpe/what-is-hdpe.cfm
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 1:24:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By maxima2:
I'd just duct tape over the holes.
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Yes- Don't overthink this whole thing .

You said the basement is fairly dry and the holes were small for a couple of weeks.

Tape it up , use it and don't worry.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 4:24:27 PM EST
My question is could a guy vacuum seal powder and store in a ammo can
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 4:39:44 PM EST
US Plastic is good to go.. operated by Christian folks I hear,, they just up interstate at exit from me, I go by there for yrs when going to parents in summer.

In reality, find a washer solvent bottle or coolant bottle local for free (dealership shop tech be good fella to see)

Take container home, rinse out, and follow with rinse using Isopropyl alcohol..

Only cost you maybe $1 for bottle of alcohol, and drive to auto service place for free bottle..

I got some smaller bottles from our Honda store and they hold 3+ lb of powder





Link Posted: 12/13/2013 4:44:22 PM EST
My question is why does your new puppy chew holes in jugs?

Store them or the puppy somewhere else. This will only get worse.
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 4:49:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SBR7_11:
US Plastic is good to go.. operated by Christian folks I hear,, they just up interstate at exit from me, I go by there for yrs when going to parents in summer.

In reality, find a washer solvent bottle or coolant bottle local for free (dealership shop tech be good fella to see)

Take container home, rinse out, and follow with rinse using Isopropyl alcohol..

Only cost you maybe $1 for bottle of alcohol, and drive to auto service place for free bottle..

I got some smaller bottles from our Honda store and they hold 3+ lb of powder

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/capttoyota/media/handloading/PICT0168.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/capttoyota/handloading/PICT0168.jpg</a>

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Interesting
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 6:19:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By SBR7_11:
US Plastic is good to go.. operated by Christian folks I hear,, they just up interstate at exit from me, I go by there for yrs when going to parents in summer.

In reality, find a washer solvent bottle or coolant bottle local for free (dealership shop tech be good fella to see)

Take container home, rinse out, and follow with rinse using Isopropyl alcohol..

Only cost you maybe $1 for bottle of alcohol, and drive to auto service place for free bottle..

I got some smaller bottles from our Honda store and they hold 3+ lb of powder

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/capttoyota/media/handloading/PICT0168.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/capttoyota/handloading/PICT0168.jpg</a>

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/capttoyota/media/handloading/PICT0169.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/capttoyota/handloading/PICT0169.jpg</a>

<a href="http://smg.photobucket.com/user/capttoyota/media/handloading/PICT0170.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/capttoyota/handloading/PICT0170.jpg</a>
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Is that Alcan 7 in that bottom jug?
Link Posted: 12/13/2013 9:51:15 PM EST
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Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:33:04 AM EST
JB Weld the holes.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 12:51:47 AM EST
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Originally Posted By We-rBorg:

Is that Alcan 7 in that bottom jug?
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I want to say yes, though not directly labled as Alcan -7.. relative worked at a place that loaded shotshells (off brand in sticks of VA), the label showed Ensign Bickford AL-7, Nobel Bofors... I still might have label somewhere.

It is a small square flake, black in color..

I was given 3 or 4 bottle of it maybe 15yr ago or so.. I have only loaded a handfull of 9mm with it yrs ago, charge weight and velocity seem to be a little slower than AA-5 maybe.. I was going to use it as a cheap blasting powder, but never got serious to sit down and work with it, so it still sits today in drawer taking up space.
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 5:13:45 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SBR7_11:



I want to say yes, though not directly labled as Alcan -7.. relative worked at a place that loaded shotshells (off brand in sticks of VA), the label showed Ensign Bickford AL-7, Nobel Bofors... I still might have label somewhere.

It is a small square flake, black in color..

I was given 3 or 4 bottle of it maybe 15yr ago or so.. I have only loaded a handfull of 9mm with it yrs ago, charge weight and velocity seem to be a little slower than AA-5 maybe.. I was going to use it as a cheap blasting powder, but never got serious to sit down and work with it, so it still sits today in drawer taking up space.
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Originally Posted By SBR7_11:
Originally Posted By We-rBorg:

Is that Alcan 7 in that bottom jug?



I want to say yes, though not directly labled as Alcan -7.. relative worked at a place that loaded shotshells (off brand in sticks of VA), the label showed Ensign Bickford AL-7, Nobel Bofors... I still might have label somewhere.

It is a small square flake, black in color..

I was given 3 or 4 bottle of it maybe 15yr ago or so.. I have only loaded a handfull of 9mm with it yrs ago, charge weight and velocity seem to be a little slower than AA-5 maybe.. I was going to use it as a cheap blasting powder, but never got serious to sit down and work with it, so it still sits today in drawer taking up space.

It makes a wonderful 357/44 Mag load, clean, accurate, also 12 ga mag loads.
Hasn't benn around since the '70's
Link Posted: 12/14/2013 2:10:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:

You could, but there's absolutely no reason to do it. Powder is slightly hygroscopic, but you just need two things--a good seal and darkness (somewhat optional, save for long term) to keep it happy. The ammo can alone provides both.
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Originally Posted By thebeekeeper1:
Originally Posted By midwestoffroad:
My question is could a guy vacuum seal powder and store in a ammo can

You could, but there's absolutely no reason to do it. Powder is slightly hygroscopic, but you just need two things--a good seal and darkness (somewhat optional, save for long term) to keep it happy. The ammo can alone provides both.


My main reason of considering it is I can probably get 8 lbs worth of powder in a 50 cal ammo can. Vacuum sealing. Otherwise I'm currently relabeling Ramshot and accurate bottle as they fit ammo cans better
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