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Old October 26, 2000, 09:22 AM   #1
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I purchased some surplus powder, labeled as SR 7970, recently. The vendor claimed it had characteristics similar to Bullseye. Has anyone tried this powder? Can you provide more information about it?
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Old October 29, 2000, 01:35 PM   #2
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Was this powder in some government or manufacturer's container, or in a milk jug with s hand written label?

The following is a rehash of my reply to another, earlier, posting---

Sorry, I can't find anything about SR7970 powder in any of five loading manuals. Might try someone with extensive knowledge of surplus military powders. I say this only because someone else asked about 7970 as a surplus powder, saying dealer claims it has characteristics similar to Bullseye.

I have an idea how I would proceed if GIVEN a quantity of SR7970 powder, but cannot, in good conscience, suggest it to someone else without having tried it myself.
I just can't picture entrusting my eyesight and physical beauty to an unidentified substance sold me by a total stranger at a gun show. And, even if you find information you trust, have you SEEN the original container from which this stuff came?

Please--either dispose of this stuff safely, or proceed with extreme caution.


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