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MaineMan 12-27-2013 10:23 PM

Tripple 7
 
does this powder have a shelf life? I have a friend that told me the shelf life on the trip7 powder I have is about 3 years...what do you guys know about this

c3shooter 12-27-2013 11:23 PM

Subsitute powders DO begin to lose some potency once opened. But 3 years? Pish and Tosh, my good sir. Keep it closed in the original container, cool and dry, and from a .50 cal you might lose 25 fps the first year, maybe 10-15 fps each additional year.

JonM 12-28-2013 12:41 AM

just dont increase charge ammount to makeup any difference. you may get some in there that hasnt decayed at all...

worst that can happen is a fizz instead of a boom then a long wait for any sparks to die off before pulling the bullet/ball

MaineMan 01-02-2014 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by c3shooter (Post 1468548)
Subsitute powders DO begin to lose some potency once opened. But 3 years? Pish and Tosh, my good sir. Keep it closed in the original container, cool and dry, and from a .50 cal you might lose 25 fps the first year, maybe 10-15 fps each additional year.

That's what I thought...thanks for confirming

MaineMan 01-02-2014 04:09 PM

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scored some real BP for my Hawken

Hookeye 01-13-2014 05:32 AM

I don't use much per year, so have minimal air in my container.
The cost of a hunt, or even any question in the mind to reduce confidence...........aint worth it.
I dump mine every two years (usually a half can by end of 2nd season).

Probably not needed, but peace of mind and cheap insurance.

303tom 01-13-2014 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Hookeye (Post 1481453)
I don't use much per year, so have minimal air in my container.
The cost of a hunt, or even any question in the mind to reduce confidence...........aint worth it.
I dump mine every two years (usually a half can by end of 2nd season).

Probably not needed, but peace of mind and cheap insurance.

Sounds like a waste of powder to me !................

Quentin 01-13-2014 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by 303tom (Post 1481586)
Sounds like a waste of powder to me !................

Especially when you can supercharge your kid's science project with it! All the other ones are lame baking soda volcanoes while your kid has Krakatoa! :p

Just kidding... Well half kidding.

Hookeye 01-13-2014 04:11 PM

I don't fart around with my MZ, it's for hunting and the cost of dumping a half can or so of T7 isn't crap compared to all the gas I burn going back and forth to my spot scouting or hunting.

Some nice bucks where I go.....

My biggest so far, was only 98 yards. My farthest was just a doe at 178 paces (down the hill). All sidehammers, all offhand, iron sighted. But my bores are lapped, fouling and or cleaning intervals established.........Hell I used to keep all my kill data on Excel. Yeah, maybe I overdo the detail stuff, but the results seem to justify it ;)

I get new caps every season too. And even decades ago with regular BP, get new before season (and verify it). But back then my hunting bud was an officer in a MZ club so we shot a lot. I don't anymore, and find the hassle of BP to be almost too much. I could have gone out this year but decided to leave the TC Silver Elite alone.

http://i.imgur.com/V9FRebX.jpg

303tom 01-13-2014 04:35 PM

I use my older powder to sharpen my shooting skills, I sure as heck don`t throw it away !.............


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