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Posted: 2/19/2006 6:03:59 AM EST
Hey all,
I seldom venture over here but I have a question. I'm picking up (at my parents) my old CVA Kenntucky rifle that I haven't shot in 15+ years. I have a can of FFg and two tins of primers. Would they still be good? If not, how should I dispose of them?

Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:13:55 AM EST
Shouldn't be a problem, provided they've not been exposed to moisture. I wouldn't worry about the powder at all, and you can test a cap or two to see if they work, but they're probably fine as well.

Cpt. Redleg
Link Posted: 2/19/2006 8:16:25 AM EST

Ive shot "original" powder of an unknown vintage taken from original horns with no problems. Even if the powder got wet, you can dry it out and regrind it

Link Posted: 2/28/2006 4:48:14 AM EST
For range work I wouldn't wory about primers or modern powders. I've shot up a bunch of old stuff. For hunting or competition I would only shoot fresh just to be on the safe side.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 3:41:28 PM EST
Black powder is made from basic chemicals, and there really isn't anything to go bad. Unlike modern smokeless powder that will eventually deteriorate (But it still lasts a pretty long time)
Like has been stated, as long as it's dry, I wouldn't sweat it.

I wouldn't use real old caps for hunting though cause you might get some duds, but for target / playing, blast away.
Link Posted: 3/15/2006 5:56:19 PM EST
I bought a couple of pound tins of FFFG in a pawn shop that were at least 20 years old that shot perfect.
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