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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    I opened a 4lb plastic jug of Bullseye and it had a strong, but not unpleasant smell, no red dust/yellowish tint, no discoloration or fumes coming out and it looked normal to me. It smelled like acetone/alcohol stronger than any other powder I use, though. I haven't used Bullseye in years and maybe just forgot the smell.

    Some powder has more of a chemical small than others. I could smell the odor even in the powder dispenser, but not near as strong today when I sniffed it as it was at first.

    Probably reading way too much into this, but I am gonna make it point to check all my powders more closely.

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Under a logPosts: 27,457 Senior Member
    The information on checking powder you are using is good info. :up:

    Bullseye powder has always seemed to have a strong odor to me. So did the old Unique formulation.

    Anyway, if I open a canister of previously opened powder that was tightly capped after use, and see tiny little beads of what look like water on the powder granules, I pour it out in the ditch across the road from the house. Good fertilizer for the weeds, and if it explodes it will clean out the ditch!

    And I have some really old, as in around 40 year old, one pound canisters of IMR 4064 that my Dad bought. I still use it as it was stored in a cool dry place. My chronographed loads with it show that it is consistent in velocity. I use it mostly for .30-06 and .308 Win. loads for my M1 rifle and M1A rifle.

    Another thing I noticed about the alcohol/acetone smell. As you use powder from a canister, the air space increases in the canister as you use powder and leaves more space for the alcohol/acetone to off-gas into. The smell leaves after the powder is poured into a powder dispenser, and from the canister, if you leave the lids off for a few minutes.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    I don't use it yet, but at the rate I've experimented with powders, it's time is probably coming. I'm not a one powder fits all person. I figure there's probably one powder at least one that performs well in a certain cartridge-chamber-barrel combinations and if you want to find out which ones do best in a certain firearm you need to try it. For instance, my .270 Win. does really well with a 130 grain bullet and about 56.7 grains of IMR 4831. My wife's .308 shoots real well with a 150 grain GK and 44 grains of BLC-2. My .250 Savage and my 257 AI do real well with RL-17, as does my wife's .243. My 7mm Mag does great with RL 22 while my Weatherby Mark V 300 WBY Mag loves a 180 grain GK over about 86 grains of RL-25. My 22-250 loves IMR or H 4895 and also IMR or H 4064. Some of these did ok with other powders, but these are the powders they were the most accurate and had overall better velocities with. So I guess I'll keep trying different powders in different guns as long as I load. Therefore it's probably only a matter of time before I try IMR 4007 SSC in something or more somethings.

    I figure this was a fluke and probably a mix up of something. They'll get it straightened out.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Best ""Burnt" powder I ever smelled was in .22 Magnum, it just smells so good when I open the bolt or sniff a fired .22 Mag, Winchester I think maybe CCI too.........but that fragrance is just wonderful to me...............probably killin what brain cells I have left in retirement. :yikes: :yikes: :rotflmao: :rotflmao: :spittingcoffee:
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Some say storing in a controlled temperature without major swings help preserve it. Other say garage storage works just fine. I store mine in wooden cabinets in the garage in its original containers with no issues.
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