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Someone gave me a half a pound of Imr 3031 in a dupont can. I'm thinking it must be 20-30 years old. it still smells like powder and was sealed pretty well.
It was stored in a garage. warm in the summer cold in the winter.

would this powder be safe to load?
 

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It'd make better fertilizer for 't missus' flowers come spring.

I had a can just like that, unopened with the factory seal. It still smelled like "powder" but it looked like this:



And when I poured it out a nasty brown powder came off of it, so I burned it. :D

RJ
 

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It'd make better fertilizer for 't missus' flowers come spring.

I had a can just like that, unopened with the factory seal. It still smelled like "powder" but it looked like this:



And when I poured it out a nasty brown powder came off of it, so I burned it. :D

RJ
Mine came out black, looks just like normal 3031. would it be safe to load?
there's not a lot of it I would just use it to develop some loads and see how they work in my remington 7400 308.
 

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Imr 3031.......

I have some 3031 that has been stored in my garage in a Clorox bottle for 43 years.
Every so often, I pull it down and load a batch of Win. 30-30's and run them through a
chronograph and so far the powder has lost about 10 fps from the listed loads.






And that's in Arizona.......YMMV......

AZB
 
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