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Posted: 12/11/2013 8:56:43 AM EST
So, for my birthday my g/f decides to buy some reloading powder. Excellent idea, g/f!

Except, when I open this large box, it contains an 8 pound canister of Unique! It seems that she couldn't find any of my powders at what she considered a decent price + hazmat. So she ordered this huge canister because it was cheaper per pound.
So you're thinking, what's my frickin' problem? After all, powder is extremely hard to find, and I just got 8# for free!?

Here's the rub. That canister represents like, a decade of shooting my 9mm at the usual rate, and as versatile as Unique is, I don't want to be married to one powder for 10 years.

I'm ruminating on what to do:
(1) Sell the whole canister for invoice, and take the money and restock my other critical powders.
{I loose "value" here because all the 1# & 4# are overpriced at this time}

(2) Refill several of my empty 1# Unique canisters from the large lot, and see them individually.
I like (2) better. But I'm going to be honest about refilling, & buyers might balk at 'refilled' canisters of powder.

Q:
Would you buy a refilled canister of reloading powder from a stranger?


DISCLAIMER: This is not an offer for sale on ARFCOM. So this thread won't be shuffled to EE or deleted - please, no sales entertained here.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:58:16 AM EST
first world problems and all that...
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:59:26 AM EST
save it for a rainy day, it works good in almost anything including light cast rifle loads. Your gf sounds awesome.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 8:59:43 AM EST
Q:...................Hell No.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:00:12 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:

That canister represents like, a decade of shooting my 9mm at the usual rate,
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There's your problem right there. Shoot more, complain about free powder less.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:02:17 AM EST
A: no.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:02:40 AM EST
keep it.

why sell it

powder does not go bad.

hell i only buy in 8lb containers for that very reason.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:03:53 AM EST
Shoot more.

Buy other powders.

Buy a 45 & burn more Unique?

But really - sell a gift? Don't be a schmuck.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:03:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 9:05:18 AM EST by Wash-Ar15]
there are people right now that would give their left nootz for any pistol powder. unique is unique in that its used and proven in many different calibers. if it was mine, i would save it. who knows when the next scare will be. Don't be one of those that complain that powder and primers are expensive or not available when the next one hits.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:04:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 9:06:29 AM EST by AJE]
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:04:47 AM EST
I'll take it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:05:17 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:
So, for my birthday my g/f decides to buy some reloading powder. Excellent idea, g/f!

Except, when I open this large box, it contains an 8 pound canister of Unique! It seems that she couldn't find any of my powders at what she considered a decent price + hazmat. So she ordered this huge canister because it was cheaper per pound.
So you're thinking, what's my frickin' problem? After all, powder is extremely hard to find, and I just got 8# for free!?

Here's the rub. That canister represents like, a decade of shooting my 9mm at the usual rate, and as versatile as Unique is, I don't want to be married to one powder for 10 years.

I'm ruminating on what to do:
(1) Sell the whole canister for invoice, and take the money and restock my other critical powders.
{I loose "value" here because all the 1# & 4# are overpriced at this time}

(2) Refill several of my empty 1# Unique canisters from the large lot, and see them individually.
I like (2) better. But I'm going to be honest about refilling, & buyers might balk at 'refilled' canisters of powder.

Q:
Would you buy a refilled canister of reloading powder from a stranger?

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A: NO.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:06:35 AM EST
Ill take g/f and powder if you don't want them.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:06:55 AM EST
I would thank my girlfriend for the thoughtful gift and keep it.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:07:04 AM EST
Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:

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Would you buy a refilled canister of reloading powder from a stranger?

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Hell no. Maybe if I were physically there when you opened the virgin 8lb keg, and removed material from that. Only exception.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:07:12 AM EST
Sell the powder, buy an engagement ring.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:07:53 AM EST
F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5F5
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:10:05 AM EST
Get NFA. You'll burn through it in a month.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:10:10 AM EST
Here's the rub. That canister represents like, a decade of shooting my 9mm at the usual rate, and as versatile as Unique is, I don't want to be married to one powder for 10 years.
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I've experienced trial separations with various powders over the years. They've always taken me back with open arms.

I have most of 16# of Varget in the closet. No skin off my ass if my heirs ask, "What the heck is this stuff?"
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:10:21 AM EST
Shit dude, my wife of many years has never bought anything gun related for me. I'd buy her something extra special for being so assertive and cool as hell.

No way I would sell it, especially since she took the time to order it on her own.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:10:58 AM EST
1. Pics aren't loading.

2. Selling a gift from a GF? Dumb.

3. Selling a gift of gun stuff from a GF? Really dumb.

4. No such thing as to much reloading supplies.

5. No way would I buy a refilled canister of reloading powder.

6. You aren't helping the reputation of 13ers here.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:12:07 AM EST
brag thread.

I see what you did there.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:13:46 AM EST
Shoot more.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:14:32 AM EST
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Shoot more.
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Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:14:45 AM EST
[Last Edit: 12/11/2013 9:15:00 AM EST by TrojanMan]
Dude, I wouldn't even buy powder from a private seller at all, even if it was in "unopened" factory packaging.

The seal on the tops of reloading powder isn't really all that secure, and you could just replace it with a little bit of glue.


I buy my reloading supplies from known reliable retailers, I keep my reciepts, and I record every round loaded. Maybe that's paranoid, but I know my loads are safe.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:15:27 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AJE:
You can load pretty much any pistol caliber with Unique. I don't see why you'd want to get rid of it unless you're as picky as I am in some situations

Put a "WTT" on the EE and see if you can swap it for some other kind of powder you use. Your option #2 doesn't sound very good unless the people know you personally... buying unsealed powder is not generally thought of as safe. Unless you're swapping with good, trusted friends.

Oh, and your woman sounds like a keeper.
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Oh, she is a keeper! Owns a Jeep, An AR-15, pistol, and her father, a former Marine, taught her how to shoot.
(and neither of us is the marrying type)

But back to your >"you're as picky as I am in some situations"<
RIGHT! My other pistol load is .357mag for rifle
Unique is not to be used for full power magnum loads. And my .357mag rifle doesn't know what a "squib" load is. Hell, it's a RIFLE!
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:16:36 AM EST
You need to get out shooting more.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:16:54 AM EST
Shoot more 9mm.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:17:42 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:


Oh, she is a keeper! Owns a Jeep, An AR-15, pistol, and her father, a former Marine, taught her how to shoot.
(and neither of us is the marrying type)

But back to your >"you're as picky as I am in some situations"<
RIGHT! My other pistol load is .357mag for rifle
Unique is not to be used for full power magnum loads. And my .357mag rifle doesn't know what a "squib" load is. Hell, it's a RIFLE!
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Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:
Originally Posted By AJE:
You can load pretty much any pistol caliber with Unique. I don't see why you'd want to get rid of it unless you're as picky as I am in some situations

Put a "WTT" on the EE and see if you can swap it for some other kind of powder you use. Your option #2 doesn't sound very good unless the people know you personally... buying unsealed powder is not generally thought of as safe. Unless you're swapping with good, trusted friends.

Oh, and your woman sounds like a keeper.


Oh, she is a keeper! Owns a Jeep, An AR-15, pistol, and her father, a former Marine, taught her how to shoot.
(and neither of us is the marrying type)

But back to your >"you're as picky as I am in some situations"<
RIGHT! My other pistol load is .357mag for rifle
Unique is not to be used for full power magnum loads. And my .357mag rifle doesn't know what a "squib" load is. Hell, it's a RIFLE!


Couldn't you start shooting 38Spl out of the rifle? What kind of rifle is it?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:18:16 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:21:07 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bamaflinger:
brag thread.

I see what you did there.
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Yes/No

I also wondered if a couple of pounds siphoned off would sell, as I've got some calibers crying for powder and I could use the money for Rifle powder.

But I guess I'm getting my answer here.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:22:33 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:


Yes/No

I also wondered if a couple of pounds siphoned off would sell, as I've got some calibers crying for powder and I could use the money for Rifle powder.

But I guess I'm getting my answer here.
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Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:
Originally Posted By bamaflinger:
brag thread.

I see what you did there.


Yes/No

I also wondered if a couple of pounds siphoned off would sell, as I've got some calibers crying for powder and I could use the money for Rifle powder.

But I guess I'm getting my answer here.


If I were you, I would try to trade off a pound or two, but I wouldn't go about selling it to someone in an old container.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:24:08 AM EST
I must have been with the wrong wimminz; never got a brick of .22LR, let alone a pound of powder! You are Blessed!
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:24:54 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jtstalker:
save it for a rainy day, it works good in almost anything including light cast rifle loads. Your gf sounds awesome.
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This. Just hold onto it and use it...also start reloading more!

And no, I wouldn't buy 1# of powder that was made from an 8# canister. I actually wouldn't buy powder from anyone, except a close friend or reputable company.

And you should hug and thank your g/f!
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:25:12 AM EST
Unique is great for reduced rifle loads.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:25:36 AM EST
It ain't gonna get any cheaper over time, and it doesn't go bad.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:27:38 AM EST
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Originally Posted By jlficken:


Couldn't you start shooting 38Spl out of the rifle? What kind of rifle is it?
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Originally Posted By jlficken:
Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:
Originally Posted By AJE:
You can load pretty much any pistol caliber with Unique. I don't see why you'd want to get rid of it unless you're as picky as I am in some situations

Put a "WTT" on the EE and see if you can swap it for some other kind of powder you use. Your option #2 doesn't sound very good unless the people know you personally... buying unsealed powder is not generally thought of as safe. Unless you're swapping with good, trusted friends.

Oh, and your woman sounds like a keeper.


Oh, she is a keeper! Owns a Jeep, An AR-15, pistol, and her father, a former Marine, taught her how to shoot.
(and neither of us is the marrying type)

But back to your >"you're as picky as I am in some situations"<
RIGHT! My other pistol load is .357mag for rifle
Unique is not to be used for full power magnum loads. And my .357mag rifle doesn't know what a "squib" load is. Hell, it's a RIFLE!


Couldn't you start shooting 38Spl out of the rifle? What kind of rifle is it?


38Spl = squib load.
Late model Marlin Model 1894C. With an Aimpoint 9000sc, my lightweight, hard-hitting, urban-assault trunk gun. Easily passed off as a politically correct "deer rifle."
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:29:23 AM EST
Boohoo
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:32:03 AM EST
We have rules here!
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:38:48 AM EST
I vote shoot more often
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:39:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LRShooter:
Shoot more.



That.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:40:26 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Tomtbo:
I must have been with the wrong wimminz; never got a brick of .22LR, let alone a pound of powder! You are Blessed!
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Yes, thank you.

But girls with guns are not your usual dame either. I'm not talking about the models in the gun p0rn pix either. I'm talking abut the ones that come into the relationship already shooters with a gun.
They can be quite challenging, with them brains & assertive personalities & that free will being stronger than most gals.

Remember Tommy Shaw's warning:

An innocent bystander
Who forgets to look both ways
Who never tries to understand her
Won't feel the heat 'til it's too late
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:46:15 AM EST
this thread sucks without pics of powder girlfriend
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:47:38 AM EST
You need a Blackhawk in 45 Colt.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:48:52 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:
My other pistol load is .357mag for rifle
Unique is not to be used for full power magnum loads. And my .357mag rifle doesn't know what a "squib" load is. Hell, it's a RIFLE!
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Oh, you have a rifle. So fucking what.

7.5 grains of Unique behind a 160 grain bullet is no squib.

13'ers. geez.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:49:32 AM EST
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:


There's your problem right there. Shoot more, complain about free powder less.
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Originally Posted By DeltaElite777:
Originally Posted By Ivy-Mike:

That canister represents like, a decade of shooting my 9mm at the usual rate,


There's your problem right there. Shoot more, complain about free powder less.


+2

Do you even shoot, bro?
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:50:15 AM EST
Get into USPSA. Your demand will pick up and you'll be glad for the surplus.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:51:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By cavedog:
You need a Blackhawk in 45 Colt.
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I was going to say that or one in 44mag and start shooting more.
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:53:03 AM EST
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:54:41 AM EST
Pics of GF in a black powder shower still not loading...
Link Posted: 12/11/2013 9:55:02 AM EST
Suck it up, buttercup. Shoot more, whine less and be thankful for what your lady friend got you.

How many more awesome presents do you think she'll give you if she sees that you're parting out the one she got you?
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