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Old December 30, 2011, 07:33 PM   #1
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does anyone now how long pyrdex last before starting to go bad?? i have some that is about 13 years old do you think it is still ok to use??also have some black powder about 20 years old.all of these have been inside in climate control. t
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Old December 30, 2011, 08:14 PM   #2
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As long as no moisture gets to it it's good to go.
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Old December 30, 2011, 08:24 PM   #3
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Black powder can get damp, but it doesn't go bad.
If it does get damp- just dry it out with some sunshine on a piece of copper, a flat rock, or something else like the old mountain men used to do.

Pyrodex, if sealed reasonably well will have a very, very long shelf life. It'll smell funny if it's bad.
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Old December 31, 2011, 10:23 AM   #4
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Just loaded & shot some from 1987, worked fine.
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