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Offline rio grande

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What's best for long term?
« on: October 19, 2019, 06:39:20 PM »
...storage? pyrodex p or Goex 3f?
I've an unopened pound of each. Would like to put some aside.
I'm not interested in the relative merits of each. To me they are both suitable.
I just want to know which will hold up better for 5 or 10 years, or longer.
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Re: What's best for long term?
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2019, 07:43:49 PM »
I have Pyrodex and Swiss both opened and unopened. I see no difference but real bp will last for 100's of years.
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Re: What's best for long term?
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2019, 08:51:17 PM »
I've had Pyrodex get 'weak' after being opened, then resealed after a year or two.
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Re: What's best for long term?
« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2019, 10:16:35 AM »
As long as black powder is dry, it will be good to go....even after an extended period of time. I have had vintage cans with powder stored in them for over 100 years and it was just fine.

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Re: What's best for long term?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2019, 03:57:13 PM »
There's been plenty of people killed with Civil War weapons and ordnance after they had been buried in the ground for well over 100 years.
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