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Old 12-08-2018, 10:26 PM
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Wow!

Outstanding Christmas present!
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I have one question that came up. There was a very old can of 2400 Rifle powder that is a little over half full. What is the proper way to store this and is it any good at this point. If I need to get rid of it, whatís the best way?
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Thank you, Doc. Based on this, the powder is bad, so Iíll dispose of it.
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Smell the powder. If it doesn't smell acrid and the container looks good, it's fine. Store it somewhere cool and dry, but not in a sealed metal box such as a safe or ammo can
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As Mike said, bad powder will curl your nose hairs. It is like sniffing a gallon bottle of acid.

That said, 'good' powder doesn't smell all that great either, but it is a solvent smell.

If you have any doubt, just chuck it. Powder is still pretty cheap. For disposal, you can spread it on your lawn, as the nitrogen in the powder is a pretty good fertilizer.
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...... If you have any doubt, just chuck it......
That's what I was always taught.
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