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Old 06-04-2007, 07:01 AM   #1
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10 year old Hercules Herco

I recently bought 4 lbs of Herco for about 10$.
This stuff is about 10 years old. It was stored in a guy's reloading room, which was cool and dry. For the price I couldn't pass it up. Even if it is not any good I'm not out much. My question is, do you suppose it is still in good condition? It looks good, smells good, tastes good. I don't just don't have time to reload any for awhile, and I was just wondering.
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Old 06-04-2007, 08:57 AM   #2
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I've got several cans of powder that are 20+ years old. No issues.

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Old 06-04-2007, 03:56 PM   #3
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As long as it smells okay (Sweet AHHH So Sweet, Excuse me ) and appears okay, I would say load a few and see how it shoots!!

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Old 06-06-2007, 11:59 PM   #4
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Most powders smell like ether. If it smells much different than that (the only word I can think of is "acrid"), and/or you notice any discoloration/reddish brown kernels and maybe dust of the same color wafting up when you open the container, it's "turned" and you should just use it for fertilizer. If it looks and smells like gunpowder, go for it. The stuff can last decades if its been stored properly.
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Old 06-07-2007, 11:51 AM   #5
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I still have part of a 8# keg of 2400 that is 30 years old and work fine.
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Old 06-07-2007, 06:29 PM   #6
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The powder is good but I still run powder thru a screen to catch shot,etc the previous owner seems to always add :twisted:
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Old 06-08-2007, 09:20 PM   #7
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I'll give ya $10 for just two pounds of it. That way, what you're using is FREE!
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