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Old December 5, 2019, 04:11 PM   #16
maillemaker
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Black powder is stable and will remain so for centuries. It does not matter how humid your environment is. Black powder has been recovered that was loaded centuries before the invention of common air conditioning and it is as good as new.

I have had problems with lubed wads (I tried to use 3 instead of 1 in lieu of filler once) and when I pressed the bullet home it squeezed the lube out of the wads and ruined the powder. So, there may be a risk of lube fouling the powder if you use a lubed wad under the ball.

But if the gun is kept in normal storage in nearly any kind of home, your gun will stay loaded just fine essentially forever.
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