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Old December 7, 2012, 07:31 AM   #6
Mike Irwin
Join Date: April 13, 2000
Location: Northern Virginia
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Is it really wise to do so? No, I don't think so.

As Darkroommike mentions, black powder contains potassium nitrate, which is hygroscopic.

It also contains sulphur, which when in contact with water forms either sulphuric or sulphurous (can't remember which) acid.

The moisture is bad enough, but the acidic component is just insidious as well.
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