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So for the first time in a couple of years I decided to crank out some 223 this weekend.   Trying to get all of my mags topped back off.  Well I ran out of the powder I was using one mag short.  OK it happens.  I have some other powders I have used for 223 rage fodder in the past.  I open the drawer and start pulling out pound jugs looking for what I have used in the past for 223 mixed in with the stuff for my pistol and precision large bore raffle powders.  

 

Well I grab a jug of Accurate 2495 and notice that it looks like something has leaked on the edge of the top.  I look around and nothing else has any evidence of anything leaking on it.  I open the jug and look inside and rather than the powder being the normal dark grey/charcoal color its more of a bronze and has enough ammonia smell to knock you on your ass.  

 

WTF happened?

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Sounds like it got hot and broke down....strange that the other powders seem fine though.

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Maybe you didn't have that one cranked down quite enough to be air tight.. I know you get a bit of humidity up there. Out of curiosity where do you store your powder?

 

Greg

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Just now, GLShooter said:

Maybe you didn't have that one cranked down quite enough to be air tight.. I know you get a bit of humidity up there. Out of curiosity where do you store your powder?

 

Greg

I have always stored it in the garage.  It’s in a filing drawer in a metal cabinet.

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I suspect heat and dampness got to it. If I recall my time in OKLA. I sweated a bit..LOL  I've got stuff on the shelf that is way over 30 years old and it is still good I've been shooting lately.

 

Greg

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That IS odd.

 

Ive use up some unique and bullseye that was over 20 years old with no issue.  Somehow it got compromised.

 

I don't store any primers or powder outside of the house though.  Only things in the shed or garage are the other components not susceptible to heat and moisture.  

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